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Green Thumbs Galore at Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I have a brown thumb. I’ll be the first to admit it. Being the daughter of two farmers, you would think I’d have more luck when it came to growing plants, or at the very least, keeping them alive. Sadly, I didn’t inherit my parents’ “farmer genes,” and…

An Interview with Rainwater Harvester Christopher McKinnon

Rain barrels are pretty neat. They connect to downspouts and capture water so that it doesn’t run into the storm drains after a heavy rain, ultimately reducing the pollution that makes it into our waterways. The collected water can then be used for various purposes like watering a garden or plants. The LA Stormwater Program…

Check Out the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 30th!

by Sherri Akers The MVCC Green Committee wanted to host a community event to celebrate Earth Day 2009 that would inspire our neighbors to conserve water.  Ideas were tossed around –eco block parties? An event with speakers on sustainability issues? What about a garden tour that featured sustainable and edible gardens? Could we even get…

Stormwater Partner Earns Pioneer Woman of the Year!

The City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program would not be successful if it weren’t for our gracious, committed partners. Our work’s outcome is enhanced due to the amount of talent and knowledge we are privileged to work with every single day. That’s why we are pleased to announce that Sherri Akers, a community environmental advocate…

Rainwater Harvesting Participant Shows Off Her Crafty Rain Barrel

The LA Stormwater Program was on hand for this year’s Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 25th in celebration of Earth Day (and groovy gardens!). The event was organized by Mar Vista Green Committee to give area residents a glance at the creative and inexpensive ways to conserve outdoor water use. One thing we…

An Angeleno Shares her Rainwater Harvesting Program Experience

by Sherri Akers The keyword is “We”… the collaboration between the Mar Vista community and LA Stormwater set the bar for what is possible when the community gives up the ‘why don’t they…’ attitude and works with the city towards a greener LA! The LA Rainwater Harvesting Program was an incredible example of what can…

LA Rainwater Harvesting Program Debut: A Huge Success

Yesterday, the LA Stormwater Team attended Mar Vista’s Wise Water Expo to start collecting sign-ups for the City’s new Rainwater Harvesting Program. The program offers eligible residents and businesses free installation and materials of rain capture systems. The City either provides rain barrels for on-site irrigation or disconnects downspouts to allow for direct watering routes…

Mar Vista Rec Center Groundbreaking Ceremony and Open House

Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony, celebrating the kickoff of the Mar Vista Rec Center construction. Thursday, July 23, 2009 Open house – 10 a.m. Groundbreaking ceremony – 11 a.m. East side of the Mar Vista Recreation Center on the 3400 block of Sawtelle Boulevard between Rose Avenue and Palms Boulevard. This project will divert…

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