Posts Tagged Echo Park Lake

Made in the Shade

June 21 is the official start of summer with the longest day of the year. While we often get moments of cloudiness with our “June gloom,” the summer sun can beat down and heat you up. During the drought, it’s especially important to care for the trees that provide us (and our city) with needed…

LA’s Latest Anti-Litter Action

Overflowing garbage cans are a serious blight on LA’s buzzing sidewalks, sending trash tumbling into the streets, which can lead to clogged  catch basins and polluted local waterways. But thanks to efforts in Council District 1—an area that includes Highland Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Chinatown and Pico Union—66 solar-powered trash compactors are now hitting litter…

Lady, Lake and Lotuses Blossom Again

Angelenos spread out their blankets and picnic lunches in the shade on lush, green grass…children romped on a shiny new playground…Terns dipped and darted over the lake…neighbors laughed and talked as they strolled… everyone oohed and ahhed over the pink and yellow Lotus blooms… On a sunny day in the middle of June, Echo Park Lake…

Echo Park Lake Celebration

Join Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, elected city officials and representatives from the Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks to celebrate the grand re-opening of Echo Park Lake after a two-year rehabilitation project funded by the 2004 voter-approved Proposition O.  The City of Los Angeles began the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project in 2011 to…

June Events Provide The Power To Protect

World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on June 8. This year’s theme is that together we have the power to protect the ocean. With summer kicking off later this month, why not get involved in an event that will raise your awareness about the challenges facing our planet’s oceans or taking part in a clean-up…

Huell Howser Was California’s Gold

Enthusiastic. Optimistic. One of a kind. Of course, we’re talking about Huell Howser, the iconic host of KCET’s Visiting With Huell Howser and California’s Gold, who died earlier this year of prostate cancer. Huell was known for his ability to make any subject interesting and entertaining. With his trademark exclamations of wonderment, he brought an…

Echoes of the Lake to Come

Mid-July has traditionally been the time of year that Angelenos enjoy the Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake. Although the Lotus Festival isn’t happening this year, now seems like a good time to provide an update on the construction project that is currently going on at Echo Park Lake. The Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project…

Preventing Pollution is Patriotic

July 4th is one of the most popular beach days of the year. Officials estimate that more than 1 million people visit LA County beaches to enjoy the water and the fireworks displays that light up Santa Monica Bay on Independence Day. If you plan on spending anytime at one of our local beaches over…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 27, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project.…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 14, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation…

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