LA Stormwater - Clean Water - It's a Team Effort! Fri, 20 May 2011 23:38:20 +0000 en hourly 1 lastormwater/aEhX Planting a Positive Seed Tue, 17 May 2011 18:51:56 +0000 LA Stormwater As a reader of the LA Stormwater blog, we know you have read about local eco-organizations like Friends of the Los Angeles River, Heal the Bay and TreePeople. This month, we would like to highlight an organization that does not focus solely on sustainability, but is finding a way to incorporate sustainable behavior while making<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 0 Volunteer With Your Voice for a Cleaner L.A. Tue, 17 May 2011 16:02:00 +0000 LA Stormwater 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<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 0 Name What’s Wrong With This Photo and Win 4 Tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific! Mon, 16 May 2011 20:13:59 +0000 LA Stormwater Do you see what I see?! There are a lot of things wrong with the photo below. We won’t help you out with any tips (what’s THAT doing there?) but we will let you know that there are 20 things wrong with this picture in total. Can you spot just five of them? If so,<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 28 Working Together To Beautify LA Thu, 12 May 2011 17:57:21 +0000 LA Stormwater 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<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 0 Top 5 Stormwater Poems by You! Tue, 10 May 2011 16:56:26 +0000 LA Stormwater In our last LA Stormwater Newsletter issue we asked you to share your poetic words with us about clean water and environmental stewardship. The response we got was fantastic! It’s exciting to see that, not only do you read our newsletter and care about stormwater issues, but you are also such great wordsmiths! As a<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 0 Community Empowerment Starts with You Thu, 05 May 2011 18:13:23 +0000 LA Stormwater 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&#8217;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),<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 1 May(be) This is the Month You Volunteer? Tue, 03 May 2011 16:01:48 +0000 LA Stormwater 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. &#62;On Thursday, May<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 0 Attend the 5/5 LID Meeting and Comment on the Handbook Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:59:04 +0000 LA Stormwater Dear Clean Water Supporter: Much has happened since our previous Low Impact Development (LID) stakeholder meeting in January. We have completed the first draft of the LID Handbook and are pleased to provide it to you for your review and comment. Our staff has also been working with the City Attorney&#8217;s Office on finalizing the<img src="" height="1" width="1"/> 1