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


News Deeply

How Wet Weather Impacted California's Groundwater Deficit
News Deeply
Their “living map” has outlined seven such projects to start – ranging from green bonds in San Francisco to a “reverse auction” in Cincinnati to a stormwater credit trading program in Washington. Researchers plan to add new case studies to the map ...

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News Deeply

Creativity Is Key in Finding Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects
News Deeply
Their “living map” has outlined seven such projects to start – ranging from green bonds in San Francisco to a “reverse auction” in Cincinnati to a stormwater credit trading program in Washington. Researchers plan to add new case studies to the map ...


Invitation to Grey to Green From Steven W. Peck, President & Founder, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)
Green infrastructure policy is evolving rapidly and John Antoszek, Pollution Control Engineering, MOECC will shed light on the long awaited Low Impact Development Guidelines for Stormwater. Washington, DC's stormwater policy guru Hamid Karimi, Deputy ...


CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Voice of the Valley
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special meeting of the Black Diamond City Council is being called for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Black Diamond Council Chambers, 25510 Lawson Street, Black Diamond, Washington. Items to be discussed at the ...


Herald-Mail Media

Envirothon connects students to the natural world through science
Herald-Mail Media
Some previous fifth issues have been invasive species; urban forestry; sustainable agriculture — locally grown; sustainable rangeland management; and nonpoint source pollution — low-impact development. My favorite ... He is based in Washington County.

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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 stormwater 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.


OPB News

How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Today's Wastewater Infrastructure
OPB News
“The heaviest rain events are going to get more intense in the second half of the century—so after 2050, maybe not till the 2070s, 2080s,” says Guillaume Mauger, a climate scientist at the University of Washington. “Where that becomes important for ...

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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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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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