Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project

Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project

Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project Location: 7600 Graham Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001 The Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project will collect dry weather runoff and stormwater from approximately 200 acres of the unincorporated community of Florence-Firestone. The project proposes to construct new drains to take water from the existing Glen Avenue Drain, remove trash and…

Elmer Avenue Neighborhood

Elmer Avenue Neighborhood

Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Location: 7700 block of Elmer Avenue, Los Angeles, CA The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood retrofit project incorporates stormwater capture technologies that provide multiple benefits on both private and public property. The homes that line the street were retrofitted with bioswales, rain barrels, drought tolerant planting palettes, and permeable pavers, while the public street incorporated under-street infiltration galleries and catch…

Gateway Business Center

Gateway Business Center

Gateway Business Center Location: 6090 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale, CA 91702 Gateway Business Center is a 25-acre site home to 10 industrial buildings located in the San Gabriel Mountain Foothills. The center’s original concrete stormwater infrastructure collected rainfall from all over the site and channeled it down the drain. When Gateway Business Center was renovated, it was reimagined with the multiple possible…

Tujunga Wash Greenway Restoration Project

Tujunga Wash Greenway Restoration Project

Tujunga Wash Greenway Restoration Project Location: Tujunga Wash, 13069 Victory Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91040 The Tujunga Wash Greenway Restoration project is a one mile segment of the once-natural Tujunga Wash and includes walking paths, beautiful native landscaping, comfortable benches, interpretive displays and views of the Santa Monica Mountains. A gravity-fed pipe takes urban runoff from the flood control channel and…

Machado Lake

Machado Lake

Machado Lake Location: Machado Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90744 The Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Wilmington Drain Multi-Use projects aim to improve the water quality conditions, visual aesthetics and the biological diversity of the ecosystem by integrating ecological and engineering strategies and solutions involving watershed-based management approaches. The project hopes to promote a lasting stewardship of this open space through community…

Pacoima Wash Natural Park

Pacoima Wash Natural Park

Pacoima Wash Natural Park Location: Pacoima Wash Natural Park, Bromont Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340 The Pacoima Wash Initiative is a collaborative effort between community residents, youth, community-based organizations, and government agencies and local elected officials from Sylmar, Arleta and Pacoima organized to transform a 10-mile flood control channel. Built in the 1940s, the Pacoima Wash begins at the Pacoima Dam in…

Bimini Slough Ecology Park

Bimini Slough Ecology Park

Bimini Slough Ecology Park Location: 184 S. Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004 The ¼ acre park will provide much needed open green space in Southeast Hollywood and provides stormwater capture opportunities. A 180 foot bio-filtration vegetated swale running across the park provides a system to capture and filter urban runoff that previously flowed untreated directly into a storm drain to…

Oros Green Street and Steelhead Park

Oros Green Street and Steelhead Park

Oros Green Street and Steelhead Park Location: Oros Street, Elysian Valley, Los Angeles, CA The Oros Green Street Project captures stormwater runoff from homes and a residential street and cleans it through a series of soil and plant layers before it gets into the Los Angeles River. While providing the neighborhood with beautiful landscape and infrastructure, this eco-friendly greenscape is…

Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park

Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park

Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park Location: 5790 Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011 A collaborative effort between the community of South Central and three landscape architects from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Moss & Associates and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy helped transform a polluted brownfield belonging to the LA Department of Water and Power into a 8.5 acre park. The park features…