Dorothy Green's leadership charted a course of building consensus and integration and challenged us to think 'upstream' where the impact begins

Ever wondered what happens to rainwater after it flows into those holes in the side of the street, called storm drains?  In Los Angeles, stormwater that enters storm drains flows through the storm drain system into the Los Angeles River, which eventually outlets into t...

You can find some great places in the Los Angeles River watershed to explore the wild side of Los Angeles, like the ones that we pointed out in our last Summer Science Friday post about our wild watershed.  But there's no doubt you’ll spot an unwelcome guest...

Think Los Angeles is too built-up and noisy to support wildlife?  Think again!  The Los Angeles River Watershed (that is, all the area that drains to the Los Angeles River and out to the ocean) includes both urban and natural regions that are teeming with unique, and i...

August 7, 2017

Through the Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Program (LARWMP), we monitor swim sites from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with an emphasis on holidays and weekends, for bacteria that indicate the presence of human and animal waste. This type of information is valuable...

August 4, 2017

Over the past few months, the Council for Watershed Health has worked with a group of students from UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability to create the foundation for a  different kind of assessment tool for the Los Angeles River Watershed, a report card....

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