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

Covington-Maple Valley Reporter

Share your opinion on King County's plan for stormwater runoff management
Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
The Washington State Department of Ecology named stormwater runoff as the No. 1 water pollution problem in the state's urban areas and the largest source of pollution to Puget Sound. Every year, King County and other counties, cities, and many ...

Lynden Tribune
The City of Lynden is in the process of updating our Municipal Codes and Engineering Design and Development Standards to incorporate new provisions for low impact development (LID). These changes are driven by the State of Washington through ...

Become a 'wildlife champion' as a habitat steward
Kitsap Daily News
Sarab Bruemmer, Washington Habitat Steward Coordinator, said the Habitat Steward program began in 1994, and is now the nationwide “keystone volunteer program” of the National Wildlife Federation. “Habitat Stewards are wildlife champions and serve as ...

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.

Share your opinions on King County's plan for stormwater runoff management
King County (press release)
Every year, King County and other counties, cities, and many businesses across Washington State update their plans to manage stormwater and ask for public comment. The plans are part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit to protect ...

Fox Baltimore

Trump's proposed budget could critically undermine efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay
Fox Baltimore
... out of the Southwoods community in Annapolis; Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake received $159,301 to reduce runoff at 15 congregations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County; Salisbury City received $75,000 to reduce this pollution downtown ...

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How Future Superstorms Could Overwhelm Today's Wastewater Infrastructure
“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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KUOW News and Information

Searching for the mysterious 'weir master' of Black Diamond
KUOW News and Information
The water level of Lake Washington is controlled by a corps of engineers at the Ballard Locks. The water level of Lake .... "We're not trying to hide the fact that we're doing low impact development, but we're trying to celebrate it. And we're putting ...

City Beat Update 2-28-17
Voice of the Valley
Mayor Carol Benson presided over the Thursday, February 16, City Council meeting with all Councilmembers present. Resolution No. 17-1150, authorizing the Mayor to execute a Fuel Tax Agreement with the Washington Transportation Improvement Board ...

Urban Land

Increased Employment, Demand Driving Development in US Midwest
Urban Land
Ranquist Development Group and Campbell Coyle Real Estate, both based in Chicago, are planning the 28-unit, five-story District House condominium in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. The condominiums are scheduled to be delivered late this year.

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