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


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 ...


Eastside mayors discuss challenges, opportunities, at Leadership luncheon
Snoqualmie Valley Record
"We really have inadequate transportation options available," Renton Mayor Denis Law said, adding officials from the cities, counties and the state of Washington are trying to work together to establish a solution. "Regional traffic requires a regional ...


News Deeply

Energy Innovation Has Lessons for Water Sector
News Deeply
... to our existing rigid infrastructure. For example, this could include using stormwater capture systems, low-impact development, green infrastructure, recycling or reuse. ... 1, 2014 to repair a water main near the University of California. An ...


Eastside mayors discuss challenges, opportunities
Bellevue Reporter
"We really have inadequate transportation options available," Renton Mayor Denis Law said, adding officials from the cities, counties and the State of Washington are trying to work together to establish a solution. "Regional traffic requires a regional ...

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Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume joins panel of Eastside mayors to discuss challenges, opportunities
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
"We really have inadequate transportation options available," Renton Mayor Denis Law said, adding officials from the cities, counties and the State of Washington are trying to work together to establish a solution. "Regional traffic requires a regional ...

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MLT News

Reminder: Low impact development principles topic of Sept. 13 meeting
MLT News
Low impact development is an approach to stormwater management that attempts to mimic a site's pre-development hydrology through on-site infiltration, absorption and evapotranspiration processes rather than collecting stormwater and sending it ...


MLT News

Low impact development principles topic of Sept. 13 meeting
MLT News
Cities are being required by the Washington State's Department of Ecology to update their municipal codes in order to make LID the preferred and commonly-used approach to stormwater management. At the Sept. 13 open house, city officials will be ...


Engineers ready for a grate time at stormwater conference
Washington Times
Maine's largest city is hosting the International Low Impact Development Conference, an event that highlights stormwater management and treatment systems. A spokeswoman for the city says the conference will attract more than 300 engineers, regulators ...

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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 ...


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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