Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Question 3







With yesterday’s question, we learned how to use the site to learn about how to make use of LA Stormwater’s community programs. If you haven’t answered question one or two  yet, it’s not too late to go back and participateNow, for the last clue of our Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt, can you relink something from three years ago? We know you can!


In 2009
I had this to say,
It takes a village
To clean-up LA.”

I had to speak out
So we could embark
To clean up the trash
That filled Echo Park.

I founded a program,
that you now call TAP,
And talked with the city
To give a recap.

The lake’s Lotus Flowers
Had withered away.
From all of the filth
that’s dumped every day.

So I gathered the people
With help from LA,
along with its partners
just like Heal the Bay.

We made a big difference,
And know you can too
So search for my story
to learn what to do!

What is my name,
and where is the link?
Read my interview now
And say what you think.

Hint: Use the Search box to search the blue highlighted terms above and check our Facebook page for an additional hint.


Comments (32)

  1. Elaine Wong
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:19 am
  2. Cynthia Acenas
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:28 am
  3. Robyn Walsh
    May 3rd, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Ida Tallala
    I looked under Library & then did a search for IDA & it takes a village and found the blog: It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA

  4. Adriana Morgan
    May 3rd, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  5. J. Gonzalez
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Ida Tallala, Founder of the Echo Park Trash Abatement Project (TAP)

    The link is in Stormwater News which is in the grey menu on the right hand side of the page

  6. Michael
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Ida Tallala

  7. Michael
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  8. judy gill
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm
  9. Willie Wilcox
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Name: Ida Talalla

    Found in: Home > Blog > Stormwater News > It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA


  10. Candis Davis
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
  11. Julie Jacobe
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Ida Tallala – found in the Blog under Stormwater News

  12. Melissa Reskof
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 pm
  13. Warren Ontiveros
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Ida Tallala, who led efforts to give people appropriate places to put their trash around Echo Park, and keep the trash out of the ocean. Yay, Ida!!!

  14. Jennifer Bailey
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Ida Tallala

  15. Oribel Rositas
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    From the home page I clicked on Blog and then on the next page on the right hand side under stormwater news I looked for the interview. It is titled “It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA” . The person is Ida Tallala. There were also others interviewed (Andrea Ambrose, John Labato, and Commisioner Ruiz.

  16. Meredith McCarthy
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm
  17. Eric Yoshida
    May 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Ida Tallala and it is on the following link:
    Home > Blog > Stormwater News > It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA

  18. Gwen Noda
    May 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm
  19. Virginia Blades
    May 3rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Question #3:

    Her name is Ida Tallala, founder of the Echo Park Trash Abatement Project

    The link is on your blog from 2009.
    Here’s the url:

  20. Camelia Martinez
    May 3rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Name is Ida Talalla and story is in the Blog titled Community Empowerment Starts With You

  21. Rodger Madison
    May 3rd, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Trash Abatement Project

  22. Edie Liberatore
    May 3rd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Echo Park Lake; LAPROP O

  23. Garry Joseph
    May 3rd, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Ida Talalla

  24. Cheri Herrboldt
    May 3rd, 2012 at 8:57 pm
  25. stephen wong
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ida Tallala

  26. Richard Matzner
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:19 pm
  27. Albina
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Ida Tallala

  28. russell brown
    May 4th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Trash Abatement Project (TAP)

  29. Erika Hiebert
    May 4th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Ida Talalla is the founder of Echo Park Trash Abatement Project (TAP).

    You can search for her great story by going to the search box and entering Echo Park Tap Project. This will then show a list of different Ida Talalla interviews. You can also find the Project’s link by going to Green LA, highlight orange, scroll down and click Projects Map. Go to map and click the Echo Park location blue bubble (right above Los Angeles words). Read information and then go to For more information on this project please visit either links.

    Ida Talalla’s passion and commitment is something we all can aspire too! I love that we can participate in the “Team Effort!” To do our part we can volunteer for Clean-up Events and be responsible for our waste! Ida say’s “Get involved as it’s our community near or far. A litter-free society is an achievable goal if we commit to recycle, reuse and dispose of trash responsibly.” What an amazing cause that so many volunteers and organizations are contributing too!

  30. kolpin
    May 4th, 2012 at 11:43 am
  31. Nick Krall
    May 4th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Ida Tallala

  32. Ben Vallejo
    May 4th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

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