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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Temecula Valley Development

Environmental group suing to block Old Town housing project
Temecula Valley Development
But the groups contend even that low impact development would hinder the ability of Santa Ana mountain lions to safely travel from the coast to inland ranges. “To survive, these animals need to maintain genetic diversity by successfully breeding with ...

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Next City

Purple Line Agreement Aims to Create Light Rail Accountability in Maryland
Next City
Rushern Baker has been concerned lately about an Indian restaurant, Tiffin, just outside of Washington, D.C., in Maryland's Prince George's County. He says it is his two grown daughters' favorite restaurant. Related Stories. New Design Guide Offers ...


Renton Reporter

City of Renton recognized for environmental and public works projects
Renton Reporter
The city was recently recognized as a Green Star leader from Puget Soundkeeper and Washington Environmental Council. Green stars were given to cities and counties that embraced a healthy, more sustainable future by initiating low-impact development as ...


KING5.com

Stormwater scorecard rates Puget Sound polluters
KING5.com
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 ...


Northwest Public Radio

Stormwater Pollution: Less Than Half Of Puget Sound Cities And Counties In Compliance
Northwest Public Radio
Mindy Roberts is with the Washington Environmental Council, which teamed up with the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance to rate the communities. She said in many cases, contact from the environmental groups helped them improve their codes. “I think some simply ...

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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 ...


Co.Design (blog)

The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water
Co.Design (blog)
This type of flood management strategy more closely mimics the natural water cycle–an approach called “low-impact development.” Also known as “green infrastructure,” it means designing systems that allow urban runoff to naturally infiltrate the soil ...


The Columbian

Clark County drafts plan to improve Whipple Creek water quality amid urban development
The Columbian
Its up to state and local officials to balance the county's continuing development with maintaining and improving the water quality of its small waterways. Clark County recently finished a draft watershed-scale stormwater plan for Whipple Creek. In ...


Metro newsfeed

Guide to nature-friendly development
Metro newsfeed
Planning a sustainable building or improvement? Find resources for urban planners, developers, builders, architects and property owners. back. Overview; Sustainable landscaping. next. photo of nature-friendly development. Maps of successful projects ...


Sacramento State University

Innovative stormwater project nurtures the American River
Sacramento State University
Sacramento State's award-winning stormwater-management project is cleverly disguised as tidy gardens sprouting drought-tolerant plants and porous walkways made of crunchy-looking concrete. The 24 LID (low-impact development) devices in seven campus ...

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