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The West Coast LID Portal is the home of the West Coast LID Partnership. It is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for our community, providing information on funding sources, incentive programs, training opportunities, and technical resources. This site will become a virtual gathering place, with blogs, community discussion boards, and details on upcoming events.

Latest Articles

Oregon’s Eco-Logical Business Program offers certification to environmentally friendly businesses. After a certification visit, participating shops receive a shop display package, press coverage...

Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States Urban development is an important agent of environmental change in the United States. The u...

The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards. Rea...

Caltrans is currently in the process of renewing its statewide NPDES permit. The new permit language emphasizes use of LID to reduce runoff volumes. BMPs that infiltrate, capture and use, or evapotran...

Saturday October 13, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ the Cal State Fullerton Garden Grove Center “This one-day class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwate...

LID in the News


Eagle-Tribune

Business Briefcase
Eagle-Tribune
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Shea earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Occidental College in California, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He and his family reside in Windham ...


Peninsula Daily News

Low-impact rain gardens explained in Port Angeles talk
Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Rain gardens will be the topic of a presentation by stormwater management experts at 6 p.m. Thursday. Bob Simmons, Vince McIntyre and Jonathan Boehme will present an introduction to “Low-Impact Development and Rain Gardens” at ...


BRINK

China's Groundwater Crisis: Will Policy Come to the Rescue?
BRINK
One example is California's 2015 water shortage. For example, Governor Jerry Brown called for a state-wide reduction in usage of 25 percent by July 2015, and the state ... The sponge-cities program, a modified version of low-impact development (LID ...


Paris Express

Sometimes lawns don't need a lot of watering
Paris Express
A rain garden harvests rain runoff from nearby impervious areas such as roofs or driveways. Rain gardens are examples of “low impact development practices,” said Mike Daniels, professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science with the Division of ...


Concerns over lawn watering often exaggerated, experts say
Pine Bluff Commercial
The popularity of vibrant lawns, from suburban yards to rural ranches, is often cast as a primary culprit in the ongoing war to manage water and wastewater properly. But experts with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture caution that the ...


Sacramento State University

Innovative stormwater project nurtures the American River
Sacramento State University
The 24 LID (low-impact development) devices in seven campus locations collect and filter 2.9 million gallons of rainwater each year, greatly reducing the University's impact on the neighboring American River. Sediment and metal loads flowing into the ...


Washington Post (blog)

Maryland should put actual conservation back in the Forest Conservation Act
Washington Post (blog)
If taxpayers had to provide those services, the cost would be $12.8 billion, according to a 2015 study by the Low Impact Development Center in Beltsville. The same forests also remove 5,100 metric tons of airborne pollutants, a service worth $21 million.


News Deeply

Five Things to Know About California's Drought After Big Storms
News Deeply
California has been hit with multiple large storms in the last month that have brought above-average snow and rainfall to most of the state. Here's a look at what that means for the state's more than five-year drought.

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News Deeply

How California Can Make the Most of Its Rainfalls
News Deeply
For starters, it means more low-impact development, using less asphalt and concrete that routes water away, and more ground space and porous materials – such as pervious concrete, asphalt and pavers – that slows runoff and allows it to sink into the ...


State Supreme Court upholds Washington stormwater rules
The Spokesman-Review
The new drainage code differs from the old one by requiring low-impact development whenever feasible. That means more rain gardens, stormwater vaults and permeable pavement for all new development in the county. The case stems from a 2013 decision ...

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