What if Every Day Was Earth Day?

Once a year Earth Day comes around and we make a concerted effort to get outside and enjoy the day. Many of us attend a beach cleanup, plant trees, raise money, and walk or ride the day away. We support all of these activities, and more, but we wonder if our commitment to Earth Day…

Los Angeles’ Family-Friendly Hidden Gems

Spring has sprung, Los Angeles! Have you noticed all of the changes happening around us? I know we have at LA Stormwater! Aside from the potential for stormwater pollution, the very wet winter gifted us all with an abundance of “mini-superblooms” in the hills and parks around the city. If you haven’t been out to…

Partnering Up for the Planet

Sometimes it feels like protecting the environment is too much of an undertaking, but fear not! Over the years, we’ve learned that through the power of partnerships, we can prevent environmental pollution and create a better world for generations to come. From internal city departments to local nonprofits, LA Stormwater has collaborated with many groups…

Looking Backward & Thinking Forward This International Women’s Month

While women make up 47 percent of the workforce in the U.S., we seem to hear about their accomplishments way less than 47% of the time. So, in the spirit of International Women’s Month, we wanted to take a step back and acknowledge one of the female powerhouses who worked tirelessly for clean water in…

Out with Toxics, In with Love

LA Resident: Hi LAStormwater! I need your help. My resolution this year is to show some love to the environment and I want to first start with my home. But I’m stuck. It’s been a month into the new year already, and I don’t know where to start. I have a few things holding me…

Five Easy-To-Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, Angelenos! We hope your holiday season was a time filled with warmth and goodness with family and friends. As we enter the New Year, it’s time for resolutions—you know, the things you write down on a list that then mysteriously gets “misplaced” or “organized away” somewhere a week later. We’ve all been…

Ready for Rain? Check!

Ready for Rain? Check! It won’t be long before we hear the welcome pitter patter of rain drops on our rooftops here in SoCal! There’s not much time to prepare before the rain arrives later this week, but here’s a simple check list you can complete that will help prepare you for when those storm…

Just Add Water: Your Guide to Harvesting Rainwater

The rainy season is finally upon us! Whether LA experiences heavy rain or light drizzle, capturing every last drop counts. Start the season off right with the help of our rainwater capture tips, tools, and tricks. Benefits of a Rain Barrel The best part of having a rain barrel is the many benefits it will…

Don’t Stop Be-Leavin This Fall

This season you won’t be-leave all of the ways you can turn those vibrant fallen leaves into gold! After creating a visually stunning lawn you can put those leaves to good use and save our planet at the same time. How so? Here are a few tips on how you can make the best of…

Be the Solution to Pollution this Coastal Cleanup Day

Did you know that Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event celebrated in California? Last year in LA County, 10,183 volunteers came together to collect a total of 25,470 pounds of litter from our land and waters (you can see all of the 2017 stats here). As the 2018 event approaches, we wanted to…

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