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

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GlobeNewswire (press release)

Solving 21st Century Water Challenges
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Scientists and advocacy groups are now calling for Low-Impact Development (LID) to replace outdated forms of infrastructure. LID is a design principle that looks to treat and manage water as close to its source as possible. “Slow it down, soak it up ...

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Improved Wastewater Treatment Technologies Hold Promise For Cost Savings, Energy Production
Water Online (press release)
Improved wastewater treatment methods that lead to cost savings and energy production are part of Oregon State University's new Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative. A $3.28M gift to the OSU College of Engineering from Jon and Stephanie ...

OSU launches initiative to improve wastewater treatment
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Improved wastewater treatment methods that lead to cost savings and energy production are part of Oregon State University's new Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative. A $3.28 million gift to the OSU College of Engineering ...

Times of San Diego

San Diego Lawyer Wins 'Complete Vindication' in Mt. SAC Stadium ...
Times of San Diego
In a ruling that could jeopardize the 2020 Olympic track and field team trials at Mt. San Antonio College, a judge has ordered a halt to earth-moving work on the Hilmer Lodge Stadium project.

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Judge orders Mt. SAC to halt stadium work, periling 2020 Olympic Trials
Another civil suit against Mt. SAC — arguing that the cost of stadium renovation isn't covered by a voter-approved ballot measure — is pending. A mid-April hearing is scheduled, with United Walnut Taxpayers saying Mt. SAC shouldn't be allowed to ...

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Share opinions on King County stormwater management during annual plan update
King County (press release)
King County's annual update of its stormwater management plan is underway, and interested citizens have until March 31 to review and comment on the plan that describes how the county addresses stormwater runoff, drainage issues and water pollution ...

Lynden gets $2.9 million for Pepin Creek stream work
Lynden Tribune
Lynden also receives $120,000 from a stormwater program for a low-impact development demonstration design project at Judson Street downtown. The goal is to improve water quality in the Nooksack River through stormwater best management practices ...

Renton Reporter

City of Renton recognized for environmental and public works projects
Renton Reporter
Low-impact development techniques include rain gardens, buffers around paved areas, permeable pavement, and preservation of existing plantings on development sites, according to the release. Public Works officials Hebe Bernardo and Kristina Lowthian ...


Stormwater scorecard rates Puget Sound polluters
The scorecard judges 81 municipalities by five categories of low impact development. Fifteen-percent totally failed. Thirty-eight percent made minimal improvements. Forty-seven percent either brought their codes up to standards required by the Clean ...

Washington Post

Cutting the DC stormwater fee would set back cleanup efforts
Washington Post
The solution of a set of tunnels coupled with low-impact development seemed to us to curtail the most pollution without overly burdening ratepayers. At the end of Mr. Kennedy's piece was actually one good suggestion: to call on the federal government ...

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