MAY 2012

May 9th Marks the 5th Anniversary of LA River Revitalization Master Plan!

Ad Hoc Committee on the LA River: Los Angeles River News: May 9, 2012.

In honor of the 5th Year Anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan (LARRMP), the Bureau of Engineering will make a presentation on the progress of the LARRMP.

Download the PDF flyer here
For more details, please visit our website: http://www.lariver.org
Email address: lariver@lacity.org

MARCH 2012

Hansen Dam Skate Park and Wetlands Restoration Completion Ceremony on March 2nd

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of two significant improvements at the Hansen Dam Recreation Park -- the Skate Park and the Wetlands Restoration Project.

Friday, March 2, 9:00 a.m.
Hansen Dam Recreation Park Lower Parking Lot
Please enter the park at Dronsfield Avenue off of Osborne. At the end, make a right and an immediate left onto the parking lot driveway.

The Skate Park was funded by Proposition 40, and the Wetlands Restoration by the Proposition O Clean Water Bond.

Feel free to send this to all interested parties. For more information, please see the attached flyer or call the Dept. of Public Works Public Affairs Office at (213) 978-0333.

Download the Grand Opening Notice PDF flyer

For more information visit the L.A. Stormwater blog

OCTOBER 2011

Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer Project Update, October 12, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working on the Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS) to provide additional capacity to handle the increased flows of stormwater from the eight completed Low Flow Diversion (LFDs) structures. The completed CIRS will assist the City in complying with the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Dry Weather Bacteria TMDL requirement, making our beaches and bay waters safer and healthier while meeting Environmental Protection Agency and federal Clean Water Act regulations.

Click here for more information: lastormwater.info/blog

SEPTEMBER 2011

Los Angeles Puts The LID On Stormwater Pollution
Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Passes Low Impact Development Ordinance

LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2011)—The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed a landmark Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). Developed by the Bureau of Sanitation in collaboration with community members, environmental organizations, business groups and the building industry, LID calls for development and redevelopment projects to mitigate runoff in a manner that captures rainwater at its source, while utilizing natural resources including rain barrels, permeable pavement, rainwater storage tanks, infiltration swales or curb bumpouts to contain water. Reports have shown that LID is the most effective and cost-efficient means of managing stormwater and abating water pollution. LID practices are designed to address runoff and pollution at the source. Other low impact development benefits include water conservation, groundwater recharge and greening communities.

To download the full press release PDF: click here

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation

The Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation project team has received concerns and inquiries about the lake draining and some other project events last week. Please be advised of the steps that have been taken to address the following concerns:

• Coyote in project site
• Dead fish
• Odors
• Turtle adoptions

To find out the latest updates on work that will transpire over the next few weeks, please visit: echoparklake.org

MACHADO LAKE Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project and WILMINGTON DRAIN Multi-Use Project

The City of Los Angeles Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks invite you to participate in acommunity workshop to discuss the Wilmington Drain Multi-Use project and the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation project.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kaiser Hospital Conference Room and Education Center, Room 2

For more information please read the complete invitation: September 14 Invitation (PDF 2.1MB)

APRIL 2011

Strathern Park Community Meeting

On Saturday April 16, 2011, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, will be holding a community meeting at the Richard E. Byrd Middle School Auditorium, 8501 Arleta Avenue, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed Multiuse Wetlands Park Project and solicit input from the community on the recreational components of the project.

You can download more information in both English and Spanish.

Peck Park Canyon Enhancement Project Grand Opening

Event flier.

MARCH 2011

Sewer Work on PCH Highway Begins

The City of Los Angeles will begin construction on the Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS), a new wastewater pipe along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in the Pacific Palisades, on Monday, March 7. Southbound traffic will be impacted intermittently beginning next week through the end of 2012. Work will begin at the south end of the project, by the Santa Monica-Los Angeles city border near the Annenberg Community Beach House, and continue heading north to just south of Temescal Canyon Road.

Full Press Release
CIRS March 2011 Work Schedule

SEPTEMBER 2010

Please join the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Proposition O Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee for a briefing and tour of Sun Valley Watershed Stormwater Projects.

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Sun Valley Recreation Center, 8133 Vineland Ave., Sun Valley

Download the flyer for complete details here.
To RSVP or for more information, please email BPW.PAO@lacity.org, or call (213) 978-0333.

AUGUST 2010

Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project Community Meeting; Wednesday August 11, 2010

Community meeting regarding the Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project will take place on Wednesday August 11, 2010 at the Penmar Recreation Center, Child Care Center, 1341 Lake Street, Venice at 6:30 PM [download flier].

Echo Park Rehabilitation Community Meeting; Wednesday August 4, 2010

A public hearing is scheduled for August 4, 2010, 6:30 p.m. at Barlow Hospital within Williams Hall, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, 90026 on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation project issued by the Department of Public Works. All interested stakeholders are invited.

The Department of Public Works has received requests from members of your community about providing transportation to and from tomorrow's Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Draft EIR Public Hearing at Barlow Hospital. In our efforts to provide reasonable accommodation and to involve all community members interested in this project and the public hearing, we are pleased to offer a shuttle service that will run from Echo Park Lake to Barlow Hospital. However, RSVPs are required so we can make sure we provide the service to all that need it.

All interested in availing of this service MUST RSVP to Olga Morales at (213) 978-0329 by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Please indicate the number of people in your party.

We apologize for the late notice on this service. Please share this with your neighbors, and encourage them to attend as well.

JULY 2010

A series of general public meetings are scheduled regarding the City of Los Angeles' Proposition O projects. Four meetings will be held in the month of July at various locations throughout the city. The dates and locations are as follows:

July 10th - 11th, noon to 6:00 PM; Lotus Festival – Info Booth re: Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation, Echo Park Lake

July 15th, 6:00 PM; Temescal Cyn Stormwater BMP Local Coastal Devt Permit Hearing and Project Update; Pacific Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades

July 28th, 2:00 PM; Echo Park Lake Rehab DEIR Team Meeting, Public Works Building, 1149 S. Broadway, L.A. Room 6004

MARCH 2010

A Groundbreaking Ceremony for Peck Park Canyon Enhancement Project was held March 22nd.
Click here for more information.

Councilmember Jan Perry (District 9) has been recognized and awarded the 2010 Individual Environmental Achievement Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for her leadership and support of the South Los Angeles Wetland Park.

FEBRUARY 2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a Community Workshop at the Sepulveda Dam Saturday February 20, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

For more detailed information, download flier here.

SEPTEMBER 2009

September 17, 2009: Wilmington Drain Multi-use and Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project EIR Scoping Meeting.

AUGUST 2009

August 26, 2009: Wilmington Drain Multi-use and Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project
Notice of Preparation for a Draft Environmental Impact Report.


Review the initial study here.
Public Comment Period: 8/27/09-9/25/09

MAY 2009

Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project
May 21-June 13, 2009: Public review period for CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative declaration. Click here for more details.

MARCH 2009

Wednesday, March 5: Site visit to Sun Valley Park Stormwater Facility for Temescal Canyon Stormwater BMP Project.

For more detailed information, download the flier here.

FEBRUARY 2009

Thursday, February 25: Temescal Canyon Stormwater BMP Project community briefing.

For more detailed information, download the flier here.

JANUARY 2009

Thursday, January 29: Machado Lake/Wilmington Drain Community Meeting.

For more detailed information, download the flier here.