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This Spring began with much of the Western US in a drought, meaning that it’s more important than ever to take steps in our own yards to conserve our most precious resource. Fortunately, there are a ton of steps that we can take to lower our water consumption and create a water-wise garden. We’ve compiled…

Image For La Cienega Blvd Green Infrastructure Corridors Project Community Meeting on May 12

Council District 11 and LA Sanitation & Environment  cordially invite residents to attend a virtual community meeting for the La Cienega Blvd Green Infrastructure Corridor Project Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Via Zoom Please Register with EventBrite  The La Cienega Blvd Green Infrastructure Corridor Project is a Safe Clean Water Program-funded project…

Image For Safe Clean Water Program: Focus on LA’s Oro Vista Avenue Project

Think back to a time when you walked down a tree-lined street. What do you remember? Did you hear birds chirping? Was the temperature cooler? Did you notice the breeze blowing through the branches of the trees? Did you find yourself wishing that Los Angeles had more tree-lined streets?   From more shade to more…

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A Monarch butterfly flits across your path as you walk through your neighborhood on a bright spring morning…a raccoon scampers across your yard one warm summer night…a flock of wild geese flies in a perfect V-formation over your house on a chilly autumn afternoon. Boasting the greatest diversity in climate, terrain and geology, California may…

Image For SPRING GARDEN PLANS? LET LASAN HELP!

With spring here, you may be looking outside your home to areas in your yard that need cleaning and organizing. Or perhaps you’re planning some spring planting, either in the way of flowers to add some color or a garden to add some healthy veggies to your family’s dinner table. As you plan your spring…

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With spring just around the corner, we are all looking forward to a new season and fresh beginnings. Why not take this time to create a new beginning for your home and garden as well, de-cluttering, organizing and cleaning. Here are five ways LA Sanitation can help:     Tackle The Clutter – Set time aside…

Image For Creating Black Gold in Your Backyard

Did you know that food scraps and yard waste make up a whopping 30% of the stuff we throw away? Repurposing organic leftovers to create compost helps free up space in landfills, curb the greenhouse-gas emissions coming from those landfills and reduce a garden’s need for fertilizers and pesticides. Nicknamed “black gold” by master gardeners,…

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As the weather continues to warm and we all start to get ready for the season of backyard barbeque bashes and garden growing galas, there are a few things to keep in mind to make your yard a paradise. You want to get the most out of your yard and your garden, but you can’t…

Image For Stop Binge Watching and Start Whale Watching

Anybody who has ever been to our majestic coastline is sure to leave with some memorable moments they’ll take with them for the rest of their lives. From gorgeous sunsets to stunning marine life, our coast is a beacon for ocean-goers everywhere. And one very special thing that the LA coastline has to offer is…

Image For Safe Clean Water Program: Spotlight on the MacArthur Lake Rehabilitation Project

MacArthur Lake’s story begins more than a century ago, when it sported a different name, a different footprint and a different purpose.    Originally named Westlake Park, it was one of three reservoirs, along with Echo Park Lake and Lincoln Park Lake, built in the late 1800’s. Together, this trio of lakes provided water for…

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