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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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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 Protecting Our Precious Pollinators

The bees are dying at an alarming rate!    This rallying cry has been making waves throughout the country for years now and is still extremely relevant today. Rising temperatures, invasive plant species, and human spread have all decimated bee populations over the years. Bumblebees, for example, have seen their population decline by over 50…

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…

Image For Welcoming Wildlife

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…

Image For SPRING INTO A FRESH BEGINNING

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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