Chatsworth Station Parking Lot

Chatsworth Station Parking Lot

Chatsworth Station Parking Lot Location: 10040 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Located at 10046 Old Depot Plaza, this Metrolink stormwater capture project was implemented to better manage stormwater runoff from a newly added section of the parking lot. A long, narrow bioswale planted with native grasses captures and filters the pollutants found in stormwater run-off. Once the water is…

Santa Monica Library Cistern

Santa Monica Library Cistern

Santa Monica Library Cistern Location: 2201 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 At the Pico branch of the Santa Monica public library system, a huge underground cistern was constructed as part of the building site’s stormwater management plan. Able to hold up to 200,000 gallons of water, the cistern collects rain water that falls on the roof and stores to be…

Whitnall Highway Powerline Easement

Whitnall Highway Powerline Easement

Whitnall Highway Powerline Easement Location:  Whitnall Highway from Vineland Avenue to Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA Located in the San Fernando Valley along Whitnall Highway from Vineland to Cahuenga, the Whitnall Highway Power Line Easement project captures stormwater to infiltrate and recharge the San Fernando groundwater basin. The project is anticipated to capture and recharge 110 acre-feet of stormwater annually,…

Jeff Seymour Family Center

Jeff Seymour Family Center

Jeff Seymour Family Center Location: 10909 Emery Street, El Monte, CA 91731 The Jeff Seymour Family Center campus design is a direct result of listening to community members and partnering with the organizations on site to develop features that are unique and meaningful to the stakeholders of the Center. The transformation of the campus was made possible with the help of…

Edward Markham Middle School

Edward Markham Middle School

Edward Markham Middle School Location: 1650 E 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 After completing a Facilities Condition Assessments for several schools and identifying high priority repair projects that were also opportunities to integrate stormwater management strategies, Los Angeles Unified School District completed improvements to the Edwin Markham Middle School campus that included stormwater management strategies. These repair projects included permeable paving,…

Learning/Walking/Reading Garden

Learning/Walking/Reading Garden

Learning/Walking/Reading Garden at Braddock Drive Elementary School and Gifted Magnet Location: 4711 Inglewood Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230 The 14,000 square-foot learning/walking/reading garden at Braddock Elementary provides an attractive amenity for the school and the local community while capturing one million gallons of stormwater each year. The garden consists of “islands” and “zones” of drought-tolerant native trees, grasses, and flowers that…

Ocean Friendly Garden – Culver City High

Ocean Friendly Garden – Culver City High

Ocean Friendly Garden – Culver City High School Location: 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA 90230 The students at Culver City High worked together with West Basin Municipal Water District and other partners to create a 2,332 square-foot garden at the Robert Frost Auditorium. Replacing a planting palette dominated by ivy, the new ocean-friendly garden uses drought-tolerant plants that demand up…

Eastern Gateway Project at Baldwin Hills

Eastern Gateway Project at Baldwin Hills

Eastern Gateway Project at Baldwin Hills Location: 4101 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90056 Designed and constructed by North East Trees, the Baldwin Hills Eastern Gateway Project helps stormwater flow over native soil and through new native plantings where it is cleaned and allowed to infiltrate into the ground. Only during the largest storm events does the water fill up the…

Rory M. Shaw Wetlands Park Project

Rory M. Shaw Wetlands Park Project

Rory M. Shaw Wetlands Park Project Location: 5413 S Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011 The Rory M. Shaw Wetlands Park Project is as collaborative effort by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, the City of Los Angeles and the Sun Valley Watershed Stakeholders Group. The project’s objective is to retain stormwater runoff while increasing water conservation, recreational opportunities, and…