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With Halloween right around the corner, many adults and children alike are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to dress up and have a great time with friends and family. However, with many heading out to buy home decor, getting those finishing touches for a cool costume, or stocking up on candy, it can be easy to…

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Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

Image For Acting Local, Impacting Global

That candy wrapper floating down the sidewalk in the breeze may seem like a fairly local problem, one that could be solved here and now. But, when that same little piece of plastic makes its way to the LA River and flows into the Pacific Ocean it can be carried to distant parts of the…

Image For LASAN Secures Funding for Four Regional Stormwater Capture Projects

LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) is pleased to announce that four LASAN multi-benefit stormwater capture projects were approved for LA County’s Safe Clean Water 2021-22 Regional Program funding totaling $50.7 million at the September 15, 2021 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.   Funded by Measure W, the special parcel tax approved by Los Angeles…

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Whether you’re a seasoned litter picker upper or simply looking for a great way to get involved with your local community, Los Angeles is home to many fantastic volunteer organizations and initiatives all working to keep our streets clean. Each of these groups allows residents like you to make a difference and have some fun…

Image For Safe Clean Water Program: Focus on LA’s Lankershim Boulevard Project

If you’re a resident of the San Fernando Valley, you learn which streets to avoid when it’s raining. You know which streets become flooded, which streets are almost impassable, which streets create challenges and dangers for both vehicles and pedestrians. Lankershim Boulevard has historically been one of those streets. But what if there were a…

Image For Community Champion Spotlight: Jill Mather

Life is a wild ride and when one avenue ends, often another begins. This is certainly the case with Jill Mather, Chatsworth Neighborhood Council member and founder of Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Jill has been an instrumental member of her community for over 20 years, but it was after her illustrious career in the food and…

Image For Kids Ocean Day Goes Virtual

A lot of things changed over the course of the past year and a lot of people were forced to transition to a new way of doing things. Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education’s Kids Ocean Day celebration, of which LA Sanitation and Environment is an annual sponsor, was no exception. The annual in-person event was…

Image For City of Los Angeles Opens Argo Drain Sub-basin Facility to Capture and Infiltrate Stormwater Runoff

The City of Los Angeles, Councilmember Mike Bonin (Council District 11) and other City Officials hosted an opening ceremony for the Argo Drain Sub-Basin Facility Project (Argo). “As councilmember for LA’s westside coastal communities, I wholeheartedly support investments that improve the quality of our most precious natural resource, water,” said Councilmember Mike Bonin, Council District 11. “This project does that and…

Image For ECO TRIP TIPS FOR YOUR SUMMER VACATION

Suitcases packed? Check! Hotel reservations confirmed? Check! Family super excited about going on a road trip? Check and check! Car and home prepped and ready to go? Umm… With a lot of overseas destinations still off-limits and so many beautiful cities, towns and parks to explore here at home, the classic road trip seems to…

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