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CASQA Honors Garvanza Park Stormwater Project

LA Sanitation received the Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation Award for its Garvanza Park Stormwater BMP Project from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) at its eighth annual awards ceremony on November 6. This project, completed in partnership with the non-profit North East Trees, had the  primary goals of reducing the amount of polluted…

Help LA Prepare for Wet Weather

At the beginning of every rainy season, the City of Los Angeles prepares its  equipment, facilities and personnel for the wet weather to come.  For several months now, City crews have been clearing out debris basins, checking equipment and preparing for the winter rains that are on the way.  We encourage you to do the…

LA Stormwater Website Garners Premier Web Marketing Award

The City of Los Angeles LA Stormwater website is the recipient of the Web Marketing Association’s 2012 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the area of Environmental Excellence. Re-designed and re-launched in spring 2012, the LA Stormwater site consistently achieved scores higher than the industry average in the areas of technology, interactivity, copy…

Kids4Trees Launches Environmental Program

On September 6, Kids4Trees will launch an environmental program for elementary schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the United States, with almost 700,000 students, half of which are in elementary schools. California law mandates the teaching of environmental education; however, many schools cannot…

City Secures Settlement for Wilmington Oil Spill

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved a $1.75 million settlement reached by the LA City Attorney’s Office and Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. in a case involving a large oil spill in Wilmington in 2010. This constitutes a civil resolution of a criminal case that was filed in December 2011. Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. and…

LA Sanitation Director Enrique Zaldivar Honored

As part of its annual Watershed Warrior Celebration on April 26, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands honored LA Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar with its  Passionate Pickleweed Award. “Enrique Zaldivar is one of those individuals who uses his position of authority to not only deliver on the services that we depend on from our Bureau…

Restored Stream, Expanded Park Opens in Atwater

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti led a celebration on April 12 that marked the completion of the North Atwater Creek Restoration and Park Expansion project. A much-needed improvement in the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River, the North Atwater Park project provides multiple benefits to the city’s major tributary…

Sneak a Peek with a Click

Here at LA Stormwater, we are proud to be on the leading edge of environmental public education efforts. Our Facebookpage and Team Effort blog gives us a chance to chat with you about the issues facing Los Angeles’ rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches. Our quarterly e-newsletter LA Stormwater provides us with the opportunity to update you on projects and programs we’re…

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…

Generation Earth Is Bettering A Watershed Near You!

Clean water is a team effort and Generation Earth is helping the LA Stormwater Program’s efforts in educating our City by providing kids and teachers with the opportunity to become engaged in their local communities and schools. Generation Earth, an environmental education program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, organizes Water Pollution…

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