Posts Tagged Los Angeles

Creating a Lasting Impression

The 2012 theme for American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week (May 20 – 26) is “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression.” One such LA Stormwater project, located in the San Fernando Valley, is aiming to do just that! The Woodman Avenue Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture and Median Retrofit Project will enhance the aesthetics of…

Santa Monica Baykeeper Stands Up for Clean Water

Liz Crosson joined Santa Monica Baykeeper as its executive director in May 2010, and her current work focuses on eliminating pollution and preventing the degradation of Southern California’s aquatic and coastal ecosystems. With Santa Monica Baykeeper’s inaugural Splash: Stand Up for Clean Water Paddleboard Race and Environmental Festival under her belt, Liz sat down with LA Stormwater to talk…

Littering is Wrong, Too!

So what do littering, networking at a funeral and gas station sushi all have in common? They are all wrong according to a new ad campaign launched by Keep Los Angeles Beautiful in partnership with Keep California Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful to get people talking about littering. By equating littering with ridiculous, irrational and thoughtless “wrongs,”…

City Marks Completion of First Northeast LA Stormwater Capture Facility

Garvanza and Highland Park community members joined city officials to celebrate the completion of stormwater infrastructure and park enhancements at Garvanza Park.  The green space was reopened after being partially closed since March 2010 as the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees installed two underground…

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…

Los Angeles To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Garvanza Park

The Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District and officials from the Bureau of Sanitation and Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to celebrate the completion of the Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Facility and the installation of new fitness equipment. The Grand Re-opening will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 15,…

An Interview with Rainwater Harvester Christopher McKinnon

Rain barrels are pretty neat. They connect to downspouts and capture water so that it doesn’t run into the storm drains after a heavy rain, ultimately reducing the pollution that makes it into our waterways. The collected water can then be used for various purposes like watering a garden or plants. The LA Stormwater Program…

March Into Spring With Some Eco-Events!

Spring is upon us and that means it’s time to get into the green spirit and plan a day’s worth of eco-fun! There is plenty to choose from this month, including tree-plantings, beach cleanups and even cool nature walks. Don’t let March pass you by without taking a little time out to enjoy the great…

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 …

Healing the Bay, and Beyond

Mark Gold was the first hire of Heal the Bay after having volunteered for the young organization since 1986. Twenty-five years later, Mark has stepped down as the organization’s president in order to become an associate director of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Now, we would never try to sum up two decades…

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