Archive for April, 2012

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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… READ MORE

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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… READ MORE

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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 right around the corner on April 21st, LA Stormwater sat down with… READ MORE

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Restored Stream, Expanded Park Opens in Atwater

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti led a celebration on April 12 that marked the completion of the North Atwater Creek Restoration and Park Expansion project. A much-needed improvement in the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River, the North Atwater Park project provides multiple benefits to the city’s major tributary… READ MORE

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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… READ MORE

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Green Thumbs Galore at Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I have a brown thumb. I’ll be the first to admit it. Being the daughter of two farmers, you would think I’d have more luck when it came to growing plants, or at the very least, keeping them alive. Sadly, I didn’t inherit my parents’ “farmer genes,” and… READ MORE

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North Atwater Park to Be Celebrated Along LA River Banks

You are invited to join Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City officials and community residents along the banks of the Los Angeles River on April 12, 2012 to celebrate the grand opening of the North Atwater Park Expansion and Creek Restoration project. Here are the specifics: Date:  Thursday, April 12, 2012 Time:  9:30 a.m.… READ MORE

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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,”… READ MORE

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