Posts Tagged LA River

The Tale of Two Green Streets

All across America, the idea of “going green” has taken off. Everywhere people are beginning to understand that our day-to-day actions have had a cumulative impact on Earth. And, with that understanding comes the desire to reduce that effect with a greener lifestyle. “Green” has become the new gold standard for how we live our…

The Great L.A. River Cleanup: An Interview with Sofia Mohaghegh

In May 2010 Sofia Mohaghegh, an Environmental Engineering Associate II with the City of Los Angeles’ Watershed Protection Division volunteered with other City Sanitation employees during La Gran Limpieza (or the Great Clean-Up) an annual spring Los Angeles River clean-up event organized by Friends of the Los Angeles River. Sofia recently answered a few questions…

New Bacteria Limits Set for LA River

On July 9, 2010, The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) held a hearing in Glendale to decide the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for bacteria in the LA River. TMDLs establish the maximum amount of pollutants that are allowed to enter a particular water body in order to comply with federal water…

L.A. River to Receive Protections under the Clean Water Act

A big change occurred in how the Federal government views the L.A. River. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited Southern California and announced that the river would be designated as ‘traditional navigable waters’. That may not mean much on its surface, but it certainly means a lot for those that want to see the river repaired.…

Two Upcoming Public Meetings to Discuss City Restoration Efforts

1. Proposition O Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday July 15, 2009 2:00 p.m. City Hall East, 15th Floor Room 1500 200 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Projects discussed will include: Inner Cabrillo Beach Bacterial Water Quality Improvement project Westchester Stormwater BMP project Allocation of available Prop O funds For more information, visit www.lapropo.org…

Los Angeles River Site Tour Hosted by Prop O Committee

The Proposition O General Obligation Bonds Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) is hosting a tour of the Los Angeles River this afternoon. For more information on stops along the tour, please visit: http://lacity.org/cao/propocitizencom/caopropocitizencom235660811_06172009.pdf Details: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Convene at City Hall East (Curbside Loading Zone) 200 North Main Street…

City Celebrates South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Project

Yesterday, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the introduction of another Proposition O-funded project aimed to divert rainwater and treat urban runoff in a in a densely populated area of South Los Angeles. LA residents’ overwhelming approval of the City’s clean water bond program (Prop O) has led to a $26-million project that will…

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