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A Clean Water August: Your Monthly Events are Here!

August is here, and we know your month is full of fun summer activities! Why not add a great community event to the list? Here’s a breakdown of a few taking place in August. >Every Thursday this month Transition LA will be tending and harvesting community gardens. And guess what? They need volunteers! >On Saturday,…

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Stormwater

The kids are out of school and it’s starting to heat up here in Southern California. We all remember those lazy summer days of our youth, trekking to Disneyland or hanging out at the beach. Well, what if this summer your kids went back to school with a new found interest in something important, like stormwater issues? We think that would be pretty cool, so here are 5 ways to help get you started!

July on the Fly: Your Clean Water Events Roundup is Here!

If you are like the majority of Angelenos, you likely have a lot of fun summer activities planned. We understand, the sun is out and the beach is calling. There is a lot to do! That’s why we’re making it easy for you to find a great clean water event to take part in this…

The Village Gardeners Work to Improve the LA River

In our last eNewsletter issue we highlighted a few ways we can make a positive impact on our community. Sometimes it’s nice to be inspired by the work of others, and it’s also nice to see how all the hard work we do is paying off. Well, look no further than The Village Gardeners, a…

18th Annual Kids Ocean Day Screams “Kelp Us!”

It’s been eighteen years since the very first Kids Ocean Day, and this year’s event was the largest to date. On June 2nd, over 6,300 students along with teachers and volunteers from the Los Angeles area cleaned up Dockweiler Beach and formed a massive talking fish that said “Kelp Us!” The 18th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up…

It’s June and the City’s in Bloom, So Why Not Get Out & Volunteer?

It’s almost summer here in sunny Los Angeles, and that means a lot of us are getting excited about heading to the beach! We bet you wouldn’t be quite as excited if our beaches were always littered with debris, like plastic bags and soda cans. Well, help ensure that our local waterways and beaches are…

Volunteer With Your Voice for a Cleaner LA

By Shahram Kharaghani This issue of the LA Stormwater newsletter is full of articles that are sure to excite your volunteering spirit. We feature an article by TreePeople, one of the most active community groups in Los Angeles, explaining why it is important to plant some roots and give a little back to the city we love by…

Working Together To Beautify LA

The City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification (OCB) aims to “Keep Los Angeles Beautiful” and free of graffiti and litter.  To accomplish this, OCB provides graffiti removal services, clean up assistance and programs that empower the community to take action towards beautifying their neighborhood. OCB encourages residents and community…

Community Empowerment Starts with You

By Ida Talalla Community is where my home is and my home is my community. I believe that community is an extension of ourselves and that the community’s environmental needs and public spaces are the collective responsibility of all who feel a connection to place. This civic responsibility drives Echo Park Trash Abatement Project (TAP),…

May(be) This is the Month You Volunteer?

It’s May! Do you know what that means? It means it’s time for you to pick up a shovel and plant a tree. Or something along those lines. Below is a list of events (some of which do not include manual labor) that perhaps will entice you to help green our City. >On Thursday, May…

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