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


MLT News

After two delays, MLT City Council appears ready to OK light rail agreements
MLT News
Hugill referred to statements made by Sound Transit during an open house held earlier this summer, when the agency committed to a tree replanting program that follows a Washington State Department of Transportation standard. The current plan calls for ...


Sustainability Program Coordinator
SustainableBusiness.com
The city is Oregon's sixth largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County. ~. Beaverton is a family-friendly city and is well-known for its many attractive and well-planned neighborhoods. Residents enjoy easy access to a ...


PR Web (press release)

Jerald Postema Joins Tata & Howard as Client Service Specialist
PR Web (press release)
Prior to joining Tata & Howard, Mr. Postema served as Public Works Director for the City of Tualatin, Oregon, Environmental Services Manager for the City of Goodyear, Arizona, Public Works Director for the City of Grandville, Michigan, and ...


WaterWorld

Projects to control stormwater runoff in DC receive funding
WaterWorld
The Oregon Avenue Watershed Green Streets project will install low impact development (LID) techniques in the streets that drain into Oregon Avenue and to outfalls into Pinehurst Creek and Rock Creek. Rock Creek and several of its tributaries have been ...


JD Supra (press release)

Advanced Approaches to Stormwater Runoff Management Through Green Infrastructure
JD Supra (press release)
In Portland, Oregon, stormwater curb extensions were added to residential streets, allowing stormwater to flow into the bioswales to be filtered. Lastly, Chicago, Illinois has been using several low impact development practices, such as rain gardens ...


Daily Bulldog

Local Envirothon team sets new high score at national competition
Daily Bulldog
The team also posed for a group photo at the Lincoln Memorial with the over 500 people attending the event and had a chance to explore Washington D.C. for a half day. ... The team outlined agricultural best management practices and low impact ...


Saving Municipalities Billions, Green Infrastructure to be Focus of ...
Markets Insider
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Infrastructure solutions and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when stormwater and water ...

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Peninsula Daily News

Low-impact rain gardens explained in Port Angeles talk
Peninsula Daily News
The presenters will explain how homeowners can create rain gardens in their own yards and which city of Port Angeles rebates are available to assist with low-impact development. Simmons, an associate professor at Washington State University, has ...


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 rainwater each year, greatly reducing the University's impact on the neighboring American River. Sediment and metal loads flowing into the ...


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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