Posts Tagged LA Stormwater

Don’t Be A Trash Monster!

Halloween will be here before you can say, “Boo!” So, as you prepare for that spooky, kooky holiday coming up at the end of this month, take a few minutes to incorporate these simple stormwater-friendly tricks and tips into your autumn activities.  Batman – Ban that Bag! When your little super heroes and princesses go…

Caught and Charged

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and Councilmember Jose Huizar recently announced charges against two suspects who were caught on camera allegedly dumping illegal waste in El Sereno. LA Stormwater’s very own environmental compliance inspectors Howard Wong and Gonzalo Barriga were instrumental in the investigation, securing the video footage and providing the evidence that led to a…

20th Kids Ocean Day Encourages Us To Listen

More than 3,500 Los Angeles students, teachers and volunteers participated in the 20th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa Del Rey and formed a giant boy holding a shell that says “Listen.” By taking a stand in the sand, the children alerted the world about the need to protect…

March Events Celebrate Spring

We are very fortunate to have mild winters here in LA. Even with the lack of snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures, it’s hard not to notice when spring is about to arrive. Who can miss those first brilliant California Poppys and Lupine that seem to appear overnight along our roadways? Who doesn’t stop and admire…

Prepare and then Share

One of the season’s coldest storms is here. Are you prepared? Here are a few reminders from LA Stormwater to keep in mind as Los Angeles deals with wet, stormy weather over the next 24 hours. 1. Stay away from storm drain channels and areas subject to sudden flooding. 2. Stay away from downed power…

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…

Come Celebrate Migrating Gray Whales!

Ready to go whale watching? Ready to learn more about the Pacific Gray Whales that are migrating along Southern California’s coast this time of year? Then the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Whale Fiesta, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, January 27, 2013 is the place for you! Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, this…

December 20 Is A Day Without A Bag

Could you go for one day without using a plastic bag? That’s the concept behind Heal the Bay’s annual education and grassroots event entitled A Day Without A Bay. It involves community groups, businesses, governmental agencies and individuals coming together to encourage consumers to forego single-use, plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags for…

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

CASQA Honors Garvanza Park Stormwater Project

LA Sanitation received the Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation Award for its Garvanza Park Stormwater BMP Project from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) at its eighth annual awards ceremony on November 6. This project, completed in partnership with the non-profit North East Trees, had the  primary goals of reducing the amount of polluted…

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