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Historic Cascades Open For LA Aqueduct Centennial

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is opening The Cascades in Sylmar to the public in celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct’s Centennial. This rare opportunity will allow members of the public to see up close an important piece of water infrastructure that marks the southern terminus of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The…

LA Aqueduct To Celebrate Centennial

Los Angeles was a very different place in 1900. Its population was 100,000 residents, having exploded from 11,000 in 1880. Bunker Hill, the site of LA’s current towering skyscrapers was home to Victorian mansions. Development in the San Fernando Valley, known up until this time for its wheat farms and sheep ranches, was just beginning.…

LA Aqueduct Centennial Garden Breaks Ground

Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, LADWP’s Senior Assistant General Manager James McDaniel and community members convened on Friday, August 9 at the recently-renovated Mulholland Memorial Fountain to break ground on the new Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial Garden. They ceremoniously marked the start of construction on enhancements to the grounds surrounding the Los Feliz landmark that will…

Time To Summerize LA!

Even though the official start of summer is June 21, here in Southern California, we all know that summer really begins on Memorial Day weekend. It’s the beginning of a fun-filled season packed with trips to the beach, picnics at the park and backyard pool parties. Here are a few simple tips to keep you…

Creating a Lasting Impression

The 2012 theme for American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week (May 20 – 26) is “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression.” One such LA Stormwater project, located in the San Fernando Valley, is aiming to do just that! The Woodman Avenue Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture and Median Retrofit Project will enhance the aesthetics of…

Santa Monica Baykeeper Stands Up for Clean Water

Liz Crosson joined Santa Monica Baykeeper as its executive director in May 2010, and her current work focuses on eliminating pollution and preventing the degradation of Southern California’s aquatic and coastal ecosystems. With Santa Monica Baykeeper’s inaugural Splash: Stand Up for Clean Water Paddleboard Race and Environmental Festival under her belt, Liz sat down with LA Stormwater to talk…

Littering is Wrong, Too!

So what do littering, networking at a funeral and gas station sushi all have in common? They are all wrong according to a new ad campaign launched by Keep Los Angeles Beautiful in partnership with Keep California Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful to get people talking about littering. By equating littering with ridiculous, irrational and thoughtless “wrongs,”…

City Marks Completion of First Northeast LA Stormwater Capture Facility

Garvanza and Highland Park community members joined city officials to celebrate the completion of stormwater infrastructure and park enhancements at Garvanza Park.  The green space was reopened after being partially closed since March 2010 as the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees installed two underground…

Turning Los Angeles into the City of Green Angels

These days, green is everywhere. From shamrocks to the first buds of spring  – emerald is the color of choice this time of year!  In the spirit of continuing his goal of making Los Angeles the greenest big city in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently issued a new challenge to LA’s more than 40,000…

Los Angeles To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Garvanza Park

The Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District and officials from the Bureau of Sanitation and Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to celebrate the completion of the Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Facility and the installation of new fitness equipment. The Grand Re-opening will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 15,…

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