Welcome to the West Coast LID Portal

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

Green Transformation: The Bradley Plaza Green Alley Project  Storm Water Solutions

Sustainable planning guide for homeowners and builders encourages working with natural areas  Yahoo News Canada

Echo Park Skate Park proves to be popular but twice as pricey as expected  The Eastsider LA

FAU's Jeffrey Huber Elevated to College of Fellows Within the American Institute of Architects  The Boca Raton Tribune

New Plan Recommends Nature-Based Solutions to Manage Stormwater Flooding in North Carolina  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Bridge repair may provide needed care for Ash Creek  Polkio.com

Identify Locally-Viable Smart Growth Policies  City of Little Rock

Tax dollars work for water: Legacy Amendment funds will help protect St. Croix River  St. Croix 360

Engagement Key to Stump Sound Plan  Coastal Review Online

New 27-acre solar farm, truck parking and storage coming to south Macon  Macon Telegraph

Diversifying water supplies includes aquifer recharge  California Farm Bureau

GRBJ: Grand Haven ordinance encourages new housing developments  WZZM13.com

Smart gardeners can plan for wet weather with a river-friendly planned garden  Stockton Record

Sean Parks: Goals for Lake County in 2021 will lead to more innovation, efficiency  Daily Commercial

City council discusses Mill Site, Winter Shelter  Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Pine Gate Renewables completes 8 solar projects across Michigan  Solar Power World

Congress OKs loans for beach towns struggling with high water  MLive.com

City planners to sign off on mixed-use development near Culver City Arts District  Livabl

Edmonds council: Home developers, put down those chainsaws! | HeraldNet.com  The Daily Herald

Pensacola’s first roundabout opens to traffic on Langley Ave.  WKRG News 5

We know how to manage stormwater runoff into the Indian River Lagoon. Let's implement it | Opinion  Florida Today

Landscape architecture firm AHBL plans to grow  Spokane Journal of Business

Lincoln Military Housing Honored with 2020 NAA Excellence Award  PR Web

These San Diego projects got top prizes for design. What do you think?  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Mapping data highlights how Albuquerque and Bernalillo County investments in transit and access to open spaces could help in Covid-19 recovery  MassTransitMag.com

NAVFAC Pacific Announces Engineers of the Year  DVIDS

Jensen Precast StormVault clears high infiltration performance bar – Concrete Products  Concrete Produts

Manchaug Pond fall cleanup Saturday, Oct. 24  Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

Soil and Water Conservation District candidates discuss Volusia issues  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Best Project Government/Public Building and Project of the Year Finalist: Foreign Affairs Security Training Center  Engineering News-Record

Gonzales Electric Authority Enters Into Agreement With Concentric Power For 35 Megawatt Community-Scale Microgrid  PRNewswire

GTBID Earns Top Design Award from International Downtown Association for the 19th Street Rain Gardens  Citybizlist

2020 elections: Meet the candidates running for Titusville City Council Seat 2  Florida Today

DeLand gives final approval to 600-home Lake Winnemissett development in 3-2 vote  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Infiltration System Achieves Low Impact Development at Washington Shelter  Storm Water Solutions

UC regents delay decision on UCSD development project and raise financial concerns  La Jolla Light

One-on-One with BRIDGE on Affordable Housing in Portland  Multi-Housing News

Rain, rain go away — or save it for another day  Daytona Beach News-Journal

DeLand commission delays vote on 600-home development by Lake Winnemissett  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Digitization in the Time of COVID-19 | SWS  Storm Water Solutions

Overlay district proposed for Glen Lake watershed | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

Study identifies Kansas as promising state for wind energy development with little impact on wildlife  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Landscape Design & Construction - Utilities | seattle.gov  SPD Blotter

High Point Natural Drainage System (NDS) Project - Utilities | seattle.gov  SPD Blotter

Training & Certification for Landscape Professionals - Utilities | seattle.gov  SPD Blotter

NOACA Proposes Clean Water Plan | SWS  Storm Water Solutions

New StormVault Biofiltration System With Sierra Blend Media Approved By NJCAT/NJDEP For Stormwater Treatment  PR Web

Extension leader Todd Murray to direct WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center | WSU Insider | Washington State University  WSU News

Can Land Development Be Sustainable? - Emagazine.com - E  E/The Environmental Magazine

COVID-19 highlights why the conservation movement must support park equity  The Wilderness Society

Changing the Nature of Storm Water Management...  Canadian Architect

Every drop counts in these times of COVID-19  Down To Earth Magazine

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped critical services of bureaus within LA’s Public Works  LA Daily News

BCD Online Open House Needs Your Input  The Source Weekly

Puget Sound Storm Water Pollution Project Underway  Storm Water Solutions

New project to tackle Puget Sound's growing polluted stormwater  KOMO News

Housing Policy Is… Salmon Policy?  Sightline Institute

Hundreds turn out to discuss solar energy system project slated for southern Adams County  ABC27

Leasing begins for long-awaited Portside Ventura Harbor  VC Star

Low Impact Development, High Impact Environmentalism  The People’s Vanguard of Davis

Pirate's Wharf to transform into 340-acre park with trails, more that preserve nature  Delmarva Now

Top Projects 2019 | SWS  Storm Water Solutions

Puget Sound was supposed to be healthy by now. It's not  KUOW News and Information

Oregon Avenue NW reconstruction project will get fully underway in 2020  Curbed DC

SWS Announces 2019 Top Project Winners | SWS  Storm Water Solutions

Albion Riverside Park: Lanscape /Urban Development | 2019-10-01  Engineering News-Record

Next Los Alamos Reporter Visits With LANL Air And Water Quality Monitoring Staff  Los Alamos Reporter

'This community's whole life has been changed': South Kitsap development underway  Kitsap Sun

Puget Sound Orcas are Dying — Latest Sign of Nature's Decline  Earthjustice

How Flood Insurance and Endangered Species Are Connected  JD Supra

The DC Peace Corps memorial goes back to the drawing board  Greater Greater Washington

Solar project on 28 acres of farmland on table in Easthampton  GazetteNET

Cap-and-Trade Grants for Affordable Housing: Recommendations Released  Streetsblog California

MSU Extension offering Eco-Friendly Landscaping for Water Quality in Northville  Hometownlife.com

PerkFilter™ Offers Hallmark Solution for Hall Creek Enhancement Project  WaterWorld


Urban greening project to plant over 270 street trees in Iron Triangle  Richmond Standard

Stormwater Management Guide  WaterWorld

Port of Olympia Reveals Real Estate Development Master Plan  ThurstonTalk

Preservation measure in motion for historic Washington-Willow neighborhood in Fayetteville  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Edmonton to study low-impact approaches to stormwater management  Edmonton Journal

With a Green Makeover, Philadelphia Is Tackling Its Stormwater Problem  Yale Environment 360

How Gallatin stormwater fees will help the city  Tennessean

County settles lawsuit over water-quality issues | HeraldNet.com  The Daily Herald

Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants: neighborhood livability  Metro newsfeed

Guide to nature-friendly development | Metro  Metro newsfeed

Innovative stormwater project nurtures the American River  Sacramento State University

How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Todays Wastewater Infrastructure  OPB News

Searching for the mysterious 'weir master' of Black Diamond  KUOW News and Information

Campus stormwater project nurtures the American River  Sacramento State University

The best landscape designs don't require hours of watering and maintenance  The Washington Post

Partnership recycles carbon fiber to permeable pavement | WSU Insider | Washington State University  WSU News

Puget Sound recovery hinges on blocking polluted runoff  The Seattle Times

Group presents strategies to manage urban stormwater runoff as El Nino nears  Water Technology Online

UCI-led group suggests ways to better manage urban stormwater runoff  UCI News

Drought: 4 things Southern California is doing to capture stormwater, and 1 we're not | 89.3 KPCC  89.3 KPCC

California's spending on water is lacking, says PPIC; get ready to pass the hat | 89.3 KPCC  89.3 KPCC

Low-impact development's a swale idea  Houston Chronicle

Put a LID on Stormwater  The Daily Score

Sustainable building in King County, Washington  King County

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