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


Fox Baltimore

Nearly $11M in grants to clean up Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with $3M going to Md. projects
Fox Baltimore
Those grants, announced by the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, extend to 39 projects throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, and leverage over $12 million in matching funds. ... Low Impact Development ...

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Fayetteville Flyer

Sarah Marsh seeks re-election in Ward 1
Fayetteville Flyer
Shortly after my election, I helped revise our drainage criteria manual to incorporate new low-impact development standards designed to help slow, spread, and infiltrate stormwater. We worked with the local watershed partnerships to restore eroded ...


City conducts second phase of construction on Redmond Central Connector
Redmond Reporter
The trestle work is being conducted during the "fish-window" regulated by Washington state, a period when impacts to aquatic life are significantly reduced. Nearly half a mile of the trail will use a low-impact development technique, permeable asphalt ...


Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Libraries: The city of Pullman gets greener with library parking lot project
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
The city of Pullman's Stormwater Department recently received a Washington State Department of Ecology grant to retrofit two public parking lots with Low Impact Development features to better handle stormwater runoff. One lot is located on South Street ...


County posted draft Parks Plan
SanJuanIslander.com
San Juan County's draft 89-page Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Plan 2017-2022 is available for the public to review. The plan includes an inventory along with plans for improvements at each park. The county is described as "Sparsely populated and ...


Florida Today

Report: Half of Florida lakes' surface have 'elevated' algae levels
Florida Today
•Promote low-impact development and practices such as green roofs, pervious pavements and stormwater harvesting;. • Implement numeric nutrient criteria to address excess nitrogen and phosphorus in surface water from sources such as septic tanks, runoff ...

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Lumina News

NHC wins highest number of achievement awards in state
Lumina News
During the National Association of Counties annual conference in Long Beach, California, July 22-25, commissioners Beth Dawson and Rob Zapple and county manager Chris Coudriet said they attended work sessions with other county management and leaders ...


My Edmonds News

Updated stormwater code means additional requirements for homeowners, contractors
My Edmonds News
tn_DSC_0502 Rebecca Dugopolski of Herrera, the project consultant, explains how the city plans to comply with the new State DOE stormwater regulations. The City of Edmonds held two public meetings on Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of the new ...


Washington Post

The best landscape designs don't require hours of watering and maintenance
Washington Post
At the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, stormwater-management technologies are used in an initiative that serves as a model for low-impact development. The Rainkeepers program aims to encourage behaviors that reduce the flow of stormwater ...


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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