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2010 Resolution – Time to Walk The Talk

by Joyce Amaro Stormwater Public Education Manager With a week of rain forecasted, last Sunday afternoon seemed like the perfect time for me to put my New Year resolution of doing “personal community clean-ups” into action. With my dog Dodger at my side and armed with a plastic bag and a pair of gardening gloves,…

Community Input Shapes LID Ordinance: What Folks Are Saying & How We’re Listening

So far the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program has held five public meetings on the Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance from October-December of this year. The reason for these meetings is simple: your input is important to us! Without it, we have no way to gauge the support we ultimately need to move forward…

Looking for a Last Minute (green) Holiday Gift?

Have you ever walked or driven past a tree and thought to yourself, “What a wonderful addition to this neighborhood?” In many ways trees define who we are as people. We climb them, watch their leaves change and sometimes even pick their fruit. Trees are also about more than aesthetics; they help clean the air…

It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA

A number of clean-ups around Los Angeles are scheduled this spring, and in order for each to be successful the community’s participation is crucial. A “Team Effort” for clean water is exemplified in the interviews below, because their clean-up efforts are what help to make the vision of pollution-free rivers, lakes and oceans a reality.…

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