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…

5 Ways To Make Your Home Water-Friendly

  When the urban runoff from thousands of individual homes in LA comes together, whether it’s from wasteful practices or natural rainfall, it can end up carrying trash, debris, oil, grease, fertilizers and other toxic chemicals, in addition to bacteria and viruses, into our local waterways. Clearly, this has a huge impact on our local…

Secretary Salazar And Mayor Villaraigosa Announce Big News For The LA River!

The City of Los Angeles Water Protection Division is joining Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa for an announcement of the Los Angeles River being selected as an America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) project and an Urban Waters Federal Partnership pilot site.  The event is taking place Thursday,…

How LA Rolled Out The Barrels

When a program is 400% oversubscribed, you know you’ve got a winner. That’s what we found out over the last two years with the Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Program conducted by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program. In fact, we at LA Stormwater are so…

Celebrating the Ballona Creek Watershed

If you have lived in the Los Angeles area for any amount of time, or are just a fan of ecological gems in the area, than you have likely heard of Ballona Creek and its important watershed that surrounds it. The creek may not have the same reputation as the LA River, but that doesn’t…

City To Break Ground On Water Quality Project At Temescal Canyon Park In The Pacific Palisades

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will begin construction of the Temescal Canyon Park Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project in January 2012 and will continue through fall 2013. The nearly two-year, $8-million stormwater infrastructure enhancement will help the City of Los Angeles meet state and federal water quality guidelines by keeping…

A Day Without A Bag, By Heal The Bay

By Meredith McCarthy, Heal the Bay Programs Director The holidays are a time for giving thanks – for family, for friends, for good will among all people. Here in Southern California we should also remember to be thankful for our oceans, which provide so much therapeutic and economic value to millions of beachgoers each year.…

Lotus Flowers Return To Echo Park For The Holidays

By: Joyce Amaro As the Echo Park Community Parade winds its way through Echo Park this Saturday, parade goers will once again enjoy Lotus flowers on the streets surrounding their community.  Thanks to a community beautification grant from Los Angeles City Council District 13 the bilingual Love Echo Park Lake – Don’t Litter, street light banners…

LA Stormwater Is Waving Thanks!

November is always a nice break from wagging our fingers, telling people not to do things, and start putting our hands together for all the amazing work that our followers, partners and volunteers have done to assist and promote the efforts of LA Stormwater. First of all, we’d like to say, to all of our…

Paddle The LA River Interview With Patrick Caneday

Patrick Caneday is an author, essayist and columnist for several LA area newspapers, as well as one of a few lucky community members to experience the “Paddle the LA River” pilot program this last August. His new book, “Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human” includes a section entitled “Rivers,” inspired by his meditations…

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