Our first #SummerScienceFriday post helped celebrate the start of this year’s LA River Watershed Program’s (LARWMP) sampling season. The season extended from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and for the last three months, our #SummerScienceFriday posts have coincided with our LARWMP sampling season.
Since May 27th, our team has sampled the LA River Watershed’s “Safe to Swim” sites 20 times and have posted 13 #SummerScienceFriday’s to inform Angelenos just like you about the health of our watershed. Each week, we have had the privilege of monitoring the waters to ensure they are safe for recreation, and to also educate audiences on watershed science topics, issues, and solutions that are relevant to our local communities. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed communicating this foundational information in a way that is easy to understand and accessible to people of all backgrounds.
With the links and brief summaries below, we hope that our readers will continue to be inspired to become exemplary watershed stewards all year round. Until next year, thank you all for tuning in!
1. Welcoming a New Season of #LARWMP
2. LA River Watershed Pocket Facts
3. Be #WatershedActive: Recreation Guide
4. Be #WatershedActive as a Community Stakeholder Part 1: Ecosystem Services
5. Be #WatershedActive as a Community Stakeholder Part 2
6. Be #WatershedActive Guide
7. Know Your Watershed Players
An overview of who oversees the distribution of our water supply
Our watershed stakeholders include the California Department of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District, and residents of Southern California
8. Energy-Water Nexus Series: Our Water Supply
9. Energy-Water Nexus Series: Saving Water and Energy
Overview of the water treatment process
Ways we can save energy and water
Ways we can get involved and apply for energy saving rebates
10. Energy-Water Nexus Series: Plastic
11. There are FISH in the LA River?
12. Artificial Turf vs. Natural Turf
13. Watershed Connections: Educational Tools
14. Beware the Bear?