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Posted on 6/9/2016
LOWER LOS ANGELES RIVER GETS A JUMP START AS STAKEHOLDERS COME TOGETHER TO UPDATE MASTER PLAN
The Lower Los Angeles River Working Group is a 39-member group that was appointed by California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird to develop a revitalization plan for the Lower Los Angeles River and its tributaries. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 6/7/2016
SCOTTSMIRACLE-GRO ANNOUNCES “WATER POSITIVE LANDSCAPES” INITIATIVE; PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONWIDE NETW
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, home to the leading brands in lawn and garden care, today announced partnerships with more than a dozen leading water protection organizations across the United States that are focused on water quality and conservation as part of the Company’s nationwide “Water Positive Landscapes” initiative. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 5/5/2016
NEW SWAMP REPORT - ASSESSMENT OF THE CONDITION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEPRESSIONAL WETLANDS
Program Director and Senior Scientist, Chris Solek is part of a new report released from The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SSCWRP) on depressional wetlands in Southern California. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 4/20/2016
SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES CONFERENCE
On May 19, 2016, Mayor Eric Garcetti will join leading academics and professionals from California, the United States, and Israel at UCLA’s Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 4/19/2016
NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION FIVE STAR AND URBAN WATERS GRANT VOLUNTEER DAY
On Wednesday April 20th during Earth week, Council for Watershed Health through its NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program Grant will be collaborating with project partners Audubon Center at Debs Park, the National Park Service, Grown in LA, and Urban Waters Federal Partnership to restore habitat at Debs Park. Audubon Center at Debs Park and National Park Service will be leading FedEx more...
  
  
  
Posted on 4/5/2016
THE DROUGHT RESILIENCY AND THE NET ZERO ORDINANCE MOTIONED PASSED TODAY
Two important motions passed today. Filed by Supervisor Kuehl and presented at today's LA County Board of Supervisor's meeting. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 3/22/2016
SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES CESSATION OF BREEDING ORCAS
SeaWorld announced a major accomplishment for lovers of the sea and sea life: it will no longer breed orcas... more...
  
  
  
Posted on 3/14/2016
CELEBRATING 113 YEARS OF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES
America's Best-Kept Secret: National Wildlife Refuges more...
  
  
  
Posted on 3/14/2016
REFLECTION FROM JOHN MUIR.....
"The Sun shines not on us but in us. The Rivers flow not past, But through us...." --John Muir more...
  
  
  
Posted on 2/11/2016
COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WENDY RAMALLO
We are pleased to announce that our search for a new permanent executive leader has concluded. Please join us in welcoming WENDY RAMALLO as the new Executive Director of the Council for Watershed Health. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 2/9/2016
FROM THE LA TIMES, SUPERVISORS MAY REVISIT RAISING FUNDS FOR STORMWATER PROJECTS
As a result of the drought and El Niño, some local officials and activists want to revisit raising money for regional stormwater projects. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 2/9/2016
2016 CFCC FUNDING FAIRS (MONTHLY)
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) was formed in 1998. CFCC members conduct free funding fairs statewide each year to educate the public and potential customers about the different member agencies and the financial and technical resources available. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 2/9/2016
FIFTEEN SITES, THREE DAYS, ONE L.A. RIVER
Registration is now open to anyone who wants to contribute their efforts to the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp! more...
  
  
  
Posted on 2/3/2016
EPA BLOG: GO WITH THE FLOW -- GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Today, EPA is releasing a summary report of the results from their program "Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Assistance Projects" -- that they hope leads to even greater growth in green infrastructure. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 1/19/2016
DRAFT EXTENSION FOR EMERGENCY WATER CONSERVATION
The proposed text for the Governor's Extended Emergency Water regulation is available on this link. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 1/12/2016
U.S. SUPREME COURT ALLOWS PROTECTION FOR SANTA ANA SUCKER (FISH)
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand the protection of 9,300 acres of critical habitat for Southern California’s Santa Ana sucker, which has vanished from nearly 95 percent of its historic range. The habitat designation had been the focus of long-running legal challenges. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 1/7/2016
SO CAL EDISON EL NINO UPDATES.....
Stay safe always and be prepared for El Nino! So Cal Edison Company has information and preparations throughout its service territory. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 12/17/2015
PARIS TALKS REVEAL NEW KIND OF GLOBAL EMPATHY
Peter Wheeler, Executive Vice President of The Nature Conservancy, shares his take on the Paris talks in his blog, reprinted here. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 11/24/2015
NATIONAL WATER MONITORING NEWS
The 11th edition of the online newsletter, National Water Monitoring News, features the article "Volunteers Monitor Storm Drain Runoff....." more...
  
  
  
Posted on 10/7/2015
CA GOVERNOR SIGNS AGGRESSIVE CLIMATE CHANGE BILL!
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday, October 7, to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 9/9/2015
HEY 4TH GRADERS GET FREE PASSES TO ALL PUBLIC LANDS!
Our President just launched "Every Kid In A Park"! --giving fourth graders and their families FREE access to federal lands, waters, parks. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 8/27/2015
IT'S TIME TO PRE-ORDER THE 2016 LANDSCAPING LIGHTLY CALENDAR!
The calendar is a great opportunity to get involved in our effort to combat the record-breaking California drought. It's designed to engage homeowners and provide them with practical information that helps them change their water use and landscaping practices. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 8/19/2015
WHAT GROWS AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS? NEWS FROM L.A. TIMES
Career botanist Peggy Olwell has watched the aftermath of natural disasters when non-native species have been replanted. However, "Science shows that local is best. If it evolved here, we know it does best here," she said. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 8/19/2015
SAN GABRIEL NATIONAL MONUMENT COMMENTS
The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative has completed its comments on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument “Need to Change” Analysis, which were delivered to the U.S. Forest Service. more...
  
  
  
Posted on 8/19/2015
PACOIMA STORMWATER CAPTURE PROJECT MODEL FOR GREEN L.A.
To reduce flooding, eleven Pacoima homeowners gave up strips of lawn to make a "green street". more...
  
  
  
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