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Gobbling Up Trash in Echo Park

For years, the northeast corner of Sunset and Echo Park Boulevards was synonymous with trash and litter. If you walked past at just about any time of the day or night, you would see Styrofoam cups, bottles and cans as well as trash-packed plastic bags overflowing from the corner’s wire mesh trash can and spilling…

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…

Back to School Stormwater Tips

We know what you’re thinking. “Is it time to go back to school already?” With everyone beginning to prepare for that first day back in class, we wanted to offer a few stormwater tips for parents, teachers and students as we all get ready for another school year. 1. Talk to your child’s teacher about…

Operation Healthy Streets Removes Five Tons of Trash

On July 6 the City of Los Angeles ended Operation Healthy Streets, a comprehensive program to address public health risks in the Skid Row neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The program focused on eliminating hazards that posed immediate health threats to those encamped on the sidewalks of Skid Row, as well as to those who…

Is Your Project Required to Comply With LID?

On May 12, the Low Impact Development Ordinance’s road to adoption ended and LID became effective in Los Angeles. This landmark legislation will improve water quality here in LA by amending and expanding on the existing Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (or SUSMP) requirements of capturing the first ¾-inch of rain from a storm event…

Congratulations Clean Water Scavenger Hunt Participants!

Congratulations to all of our Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt participants for entering in our scavenger hunt and winning a Storm Drain and Marine Life poster! We’d like to thank all of you for participating and checking out our new and improved website! We hope you enjoyed our contest, had fun solving the riddles and…

A New Website Challenge with Reason and Rhyme

We’re here to proclaimWe’ve launched a new site;It comes with a gameFor 3 days and nights. If you’re a Stormwater geekOr trash makes you rage,The answers you seekAre found on our page. As we go forth,Here’s rules you can log:On May 1stGo to our blog. Just past 8:00amWe’ll ask you to boast,“How clever I am!”By solving our…

Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt Rules & Regulations

The LA Stormwater Program is hosting a Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt to introduce our new and improved LA Stormwater website! The contest will be held over 3 consecutive days on the LA Stormwater blog. Check out the contest details below: PRIZES: More than 1 winner will be awarded a grand prize, which increases your…

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…

Hansen Dam Skate Park and Wetlands to Open on March 2

The Department of Recreation and Parks along with the Department of Public Works and Councilmember Alarcon of the Seventh District invite you to the Opening Ceremony of the Hansen Dam Skate Park and Wetlands at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012. The ceremony will take place at 11770 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA …

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