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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


Stormwater regulations changed for the new year
Kitsap Daily News
The development regulation changes are prompted by the Washington State Department of Ecology requirement to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices with local development requirements. The intent of the ...


Half Moon Bay Review

San Mateo County releases stormwater management plan
Half Moon Bay Review
In 2014, California lawmakers required that municipalities seeking grants to fund projects for capturing water runoff must also develop a stormwater resource plan. It is a requirement that gained greater urgency as the state experienced severe drought.


Stormwater Rising
Cascadia Weekly
... the state Pollution Control Hearings board (PCHB) overturned the state permits, and held that federal and state law required green infrastructure or “low impact development” (LID) approaches to new and redevelopment throughout Western Washington.


State high court backs stricter stormwater rules
Kitsap Sun
“This puts limits on the historic abuse of vesting statutes,” said Jan Hasselman, a lawyer with Earthjustice, the group representing Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Washington Environmental Council and other parties in the case. The Master Builders ...


Patch.com

Woodbury Nature Areas Receive Grants
Patch.com
Northwest Conservation District (Torrington) was awarded $9,500 to create Low Impact Development manuals for the towns of Washington, Warren and Woodbury, which will help them to educate commissioners, staff and the design community on practices ...

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Patch.com

Middlefield Nature Area Receives Grant
Patch.com
Northwest Conservation District (Torrington) was awarded $9,500 to create Low Impact Development manuals for the towns of Washington, Warren and Woodbury, which will help them to educate commissioners, staff and the design community on practices ...

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The News Tribune

South Tacoma business owners reject location, not homeless shelter
The News Tribune
Tacoma Public Works Department is working with South Tacoma Auto and Retail Stores Association on a low impact development projected to cost $6 million to $11 million. These are also for streetscape improvements. After a homeless shelter is in place, ...


State Supreme Court upholds stormwater rules
Washington Times
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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Conflicted City Council OKs six of nine low impact development ordinances
MLT News
To comply with updated federal NPDES rules, the Ecology Department is requiring all Western Washington cities to implement low impact development practices by Dec. 31, 2016. Low impact development is an approach to managing stormwater through ...


Yakima Herald-Republic

In Basket: Dec. 26, 2016
Yakima Herald-Republic
Cashiola will lead further expansion of middle market banking, which serves family-owned, privately held companies with revenues of $20 million or more throughout Central Washington and eastern Oregon. Cashiola, who has more than 15 years of financial ...

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