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December 20 Is A Day Without A Bag

Could you go for one day without using a plastic bag? That’s the concept behind Heal the Bay’s annual education and grassroots event entitled A Day Without A Bay. It involves community groups, businesses, governmental agencies and individuals coming together to encourage consumers to forego single-use, plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags for…

Gingerbread Houses With A Rainwater Twist

It’s time for some holiday fun – LA Stormwater style!  Last December, LA Stormwater staffer Mo English created a gingerbread house with her grandchildren and included a rainwater twist. Using black licorice for rain gutters and marshmallows for rain barrels, they crafted what we believe to be the world’s first gingerbread house that “harvests rainwater.”…

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

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…

Hounds of Halloween Pet Photo Contest

No tricks…just dog treats! For a second year, we’re hosting our Hounds of Halloween Pet Photo Contest, which is going on until November 9, 2012. Submit a photo of your fabulous furry friend in their favorite Halloween costume and you could win a free dog bath and 1 dog daycare session (a $30 value), courtesy…

From Oil Spills to Movie Stills, They See it All

“There’s been a toxic spill in the San Fernando Valley.” “I’m calling to report 10 leaking, abandoned drums near the Port of Los Angeles.”    “I’m seeing a milky substance flowing into the street and it smells really bad – like chemicals!” Every month the City’s Stormwater Hotline receives hundreds of calls just like this…

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…

Keeping Their City Clean

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager “I’m keeping the city clean!” my 4-year old son announced as he reached to pick up a piece of trash in the parking lot of our local supermarket this past weekend. I smiled (and cringed!) as he picked up a dirt-encrusted coffee cup and proudly placed it…

Work Like (And With) A Dog

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of taking my dog to work! Dodger, my 10-year old furry friend, would be the perfect office companion. He’d keep my feet warm during the winter, remind me that occasional breaks are important, and keep my workmates…

Making the Grade

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I love the ocean. I always have. I guess it’s in my blood. My father was a officer in the Naval Reserves, having served in World War II, and growing up, my family would often spend our spring vacations on Coronado Island in San Diego, staying at…

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