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Image For      Ask LA Stormwater: How Can I Conserve Water?

A: That’s the million dollar question ever since Governor Brown urged every Californian to cut their water use by 20%. Angelenos typically use about 129 gallons of water every day. To keep in step with the Governor, we need to save 30 gallons a day. (The more, the better, of course.) Luckily there are some…

Image For The Safe Clean Water Program – Creating a Sustainable and Livable LA

Water and summer fun go hand in hand – a family trip to the beach with children frolicking in the waves, a group of cyclists riding past a family of ducks swimming in the Los Angeles River, an older couple enjoying a leisurely Sunday-afternoon ride on one of Echo Park Lake’s iconic pedal boats.  …

Image For Buzz-words: Digging Deeper Into Environmental Garden Lingo

With all of the new gardening lingo, even the most experienced gardener may be intimidated by today’s nurseries. It doesn’t help that one nursery may call a plant drought-resistant and another call the same one drought-adapted! Cut out the confusion by reading the list of gardening terms, definitions, and applications below.    “Drought-tolerant,” “Drought-resistant,” “Drought-adapted,” …

Image For The Cases for Green Spaces

So you’re feeling stressed – you have a heavy workload and a never ending to-do list. You decide to go on a quick walk, away from the hustle of city life and enter a nearby park. The wind rustles through the trees, you take a breath of fresh air smelling of freshly cut grass, and…

Image For 10 Eco-friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

As the days are getting hotter, you may find yourself reaching for the air conditioning more and more. But did you know that while air conditioning may cool your house, it’s warming the planet? Electricity is produced from fossil fuels, and air conditioning units use a lot of it. This contributes to climate change and…

Image For Leave No Trace when Visiting Natural Spaces

Growing up, did you ever hear the saying, “Leave it better than you found it”? Well, it’s important to also think about our outdoor spaces in the same way and to try to leave absolutely no trace of our fun nature adventures. ‘Leave no trace’ refers to the idea that when visiting the outdoors, people…

Image For Eco-Friendly Tips For A Fun Fourth of July

The Fourth of July marks one of the favorite American holidays of the year. It’s typically filled with barbeques, beach hangouts, cookouts, parades, and other activities to celebrate the day. These fun activities, unfortunately, tend to increase waste and have a negative impact on our environment. While this year’s celebrations will look different due to…

Image For Four Natural Methods for a Pest-Free Garden

The combination of shelter-in-place and the lovely warm weather means we’re all spending more time in our gardens. But we aren’t the only ones enjoying summer – pests are too! You may want to get rid of them as soon as you can, but there are many actions you might take that will harm our…

Image For A Sea of Educational Resources for World Oceans Day

Our oceans provide benefits to our health, economy, recreation, climate, and more. Clearly, we need our oceans and our oceans need our protection! In celebration of World Oceans Day on the 8th of June 2020, we invite you to dive deep into learning about the organisms and ecosystems in our oceans! The school year may…

Image For Get Involved with LA’s Newest Environmental Initiative: the Safe Clean Water Program

Made possible with the passage of Measure W by LA County voters in 2018, the Safe Clean Water Program (or SCWP) creates a comprehensive, regional plan to address how we capture stormwater and reduce our region’s reliance on imported water. It is a two-pronged program that offers annual funding for both large-scale regional projects and…

Image For Stormwater: Capture it, Clean It, Keep it

The new Safe Clean Water Program creates a more sustainable water future for Los Angeles   A few years from now, on a sunny day following an early spring rainstorm, a horse and his rider slowly meander along a newly constructed creekside equestrian trail…a little league player throws the first pitch of the new season…

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