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When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain

During one of this winter’s frequent storms, sheets of rainwater spilled from roofs, washed across sidewalks and down gutters into a sprawling network of underground storm drains that empty into the Los Angeles River channel. (Same goes for Ballona Flood Control Channel. Billions of gallons of rainwater
flow into the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Bay.)

You can reduce your water bill by capturing "free" rainwater.
 
Private homes cover 60% of our developed LA land mass. 

89% of our water comes from hundreds of miles away. 
Do your part. Capture "free" rainwater on site. 
Adapt simple methods described here. 
Plants and trees will thrive.
 
TREES TAKE CARE OF EACH, THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY STORE WATER IN THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS
 
Rain Water Capture and Reuse discussion by Jeanette Vosburg at the Culver City Garden Club  9.2.15. Capturing rainwater has saved 40% on the water bill from 2014 and 2015. Jeanette suggests choosing one or two of her ideas on your own property. 41 Minutes

Action Item For A Homeowner: If you own a home or unimproved land, consider capturing water on site. Exploring Rainwater Capture Options.pdf
Action Item For Activitist: 100+WAYS TO CONSERVE
 
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Implications of Ballona Wetlands Restoration - Travis Longcore

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Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation's and Pasadena Audubon Society's Lawsuit Against LA County

Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation's and Pasadena Audubon Society's Lawsuit Against LA County 

On July 20, 2016 Suzy Goodman and I drove to Pasadena's Main Library to see Arroyo Seco Foundation's Attorney Mitchell Tsai talk about their LAWSUIT AGAINST LA COUNTY, CA. I recorded Mitchell's talk. He and Arroyo Seco Foundation, Interium Director, Tim Brick agreed to let us share this presentation Vimeo. 

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