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


Herald-Mail Media

Envirothon connects students to the natural world through science
Herald-Mail Media
Some previous fifth issues have been invasive species; urban forestry; sustainable agriculture — locally grown; sustainable rangeland management; and nonpoint source pollution — low-impact development. My favorite ... He is based in Washington County.

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Forester Media (press release) (subscription)

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software
Forester Media (press release) (subscription)
District of Columbia's Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) plans to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by constructing a massive underground storage tunnel system and implementing low impact development (LID) retrofits to intercept stormwater ...


Groups work to clean up river in South Dakota
Washington Times
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Groups in South Dakota are trying to clean up the sediment and bacteria from farms, fields, neighborhoods and businesses that drain into the Big Sioux River and make it unsafe for activities such as swimming, kayaking and ...

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Mercer Island to update sewer plan, stormwater code | City briefs
Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)
In an attempt to solve the city's “last mile problem” and help residents better access transit, the Washington Business Alliance (WBA) provided the city of Mercer Island with a proposal to expand parking near commuter stops using an app-enabled shared ...


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


THV 11

Mayor Stodola outlines Little Rock's progress in State of the City Address
THV 11
We have started Phase II of the Low Impact Development streetscape construction adjacent to the Repertory Theatre, Ballet Arkansas is in its new home, and we look forward to the location of a University of Arkansas Executive MBA program in the Corridor ...

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Liberian Daily Observer

BWI Launches New Agric Program
Liberian Daily Observer
The campus of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) near Kakata, Margibi County, was a scene of excitement last Friday when the administration broke ground for a new agriculture program. ... CDU's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and ...

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LYNDEN: CITY OF LYNDEN TO UPDATE LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT CODES AND STANDARDS
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 ...


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.


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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