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 Infrastructure Approaches Help Mimic Natural Water Cycles ...
Justmeans
Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that protects, restores or mimics the natural water cycle. Natural processes can be used to ...

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News Deeply

The Race to Turn Stormwater From Gray to Green
News Deeply
Newly passed bills in California are helping turn attention to green infrastructure projects that can help cities take advantage of stormwater to replenish groundwater, increase water supply and decrease water pollution.


Stark named director of Washington Stormwater Center
WSU News
john-stark PULLMAN, Wash. – John Stark, a Washington State University professor and ecotoxicologist, has worn two hats over the past decade as he led both the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup and the Washington Stormwater Center. ... Under ...


Emergency Management

With Texas Building Boom Comes Higher Flood Risk
Emergency Management
Over the years, planners, engineers, water quality experts and others have come to recognize how urban development can drastically alter the landscape and ...

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City Beat Updated for November 22, 2016
Voice of the Valley
Mayor Carol Benson presided over the Thursday, November 3, City Council meeting with all Councilmembers present. Resolution No. 16-1129, authorizing the Mayor to sign the collective bargaining Agreement between the City of Black Diamond and Black ...


The Architect's Newspaper

5 benefits of attending CitiesAlive in Washington, DC
The Architect's Newspaper
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CitiesAlive offers courses including Green Roof Design & Installation, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, and new this year, Making it Work: How to Properly Construct Low Impact Development (LID) Green ...


The B-Town Blog (blog)

City of Burien hires Mary Eidmann as new Stormwater Outreach ...
The B-Town Blog (blog)
The City of Burien announced that it has hired Mary Eidmann to serve as its Stormwater Outreach Specialist. This newly-created position will allow the City.

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Washington Post

The best landscape designs don't require hours of watering and maintenance
Washington Post
In California, we can grow plants from similar climate regions like South Africa and Australia.” At Sterling Custom Homes in ... At the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, stormwater-management technologies are used in an initiative that serves as ...


Eugene Weekly

Up the Creek with Trout
Eugene Weekly
That's what we call Low Impact Development (LID).” Examples of LID stormwater facilities include rain gardens, bioswales, stormwater planters, filter strips and sand filters. Native plants are a key component of these facilities because they filter ...


The Seattle Times

Solving the stormwater problem through teamwork
The Seattle Times
Dr. John Stark, an accomplished ecotoxicologist leads both the WSU Research and Extension Center and the WSC. The WSC serves as an information clearinghouse on low-impact development and emerging technologies. It hosts webinars and workshops ...

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