Green infrastructure projects are defined as new designs for streets, sidewalks or other paved areas that, when replaced utilizing permeable materials and drought tolerant plants, will capture, clean and/or infiltrate rain water. Converting Los Angeles’ paved areas from gray to green will reap the following benefits:
- Cleaner rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches
- Recharged groundwater supplies
- Increased vegetation cools communities
- Designs beautify neighborhoods
For more information about the City of Los Angeles Green Infrastructure Program, please visit EnvironmentLA.
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