Long Beach Colorado Lagoon
A copy of the Official “Things Green Day” Mayoral Proclamation.
The community is invited to attend a free “Meet & Greet” event with Garden Expert Nick Federoff of the show “Things Green” that will include previews of four Long Beach locations that will be featured in the upcoming Fall Season.
The improvements at Colorado Lagoon will continue next week with a new phase to create additional ecological resources for aquatic life as well as birds.
The City of Long Beach received 86 percent “A” and “B” grades for water quality, a 10 percent improvement over the previous year and a 16 percent improvement over the 5-year average, according to the Heal the Bay 2014 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.
Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit starting at 5 p.m. this New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages residents to take public transit to and from festivities in Long Beach to avoid drinking and driving.
Long Beach Water Quality Continues Steady Improvement; 90% of Beaches Receive “A” and “B” Grades in Heal the Bay Summer Report
The City of Long Beach is continued its trend of steadily improved recreational water quality, with 90 percent of beaches receiving excellent marks in the Heal the Bay 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card.
The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Program to reduce the amount of bacterial pollution and contaminated stormwater runoff from reaching the coastline.
The Termino Avenue Drain Project has successfully improved protection from floods that FEMA has relieved homeowners in the area of insurance requirements. (Photo from Termino Avenue Drain Project EIR 2007)
Long Beach property owners near Colorado Lagoon will no longer be required to obtain mandatory flood insurance for federally backed mortgages, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.
The City of Long Beach re-opened Colorado Lagoon Thursday, after an $8.5 million restoration project that is restoring the Lagoon’s ecosystem, improving water quality and enhancing its recreation facilities.
“Generations of families and visitors have enjoyed the Colorado Lagoon, its natural wildlife, its calm and soothing environment, and its recreational swimming,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
Looking for a cool place to beat the heat? Join the City of Long Beach and Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL) as they celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the Colorado Lagoon on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Photo by John Williams
Recreational water quality in Long Beach continues to improve, as grades for city beaches “improved drastically” in the Heal the Bay 2012 Annual Beach Report Card.
“I’m proud to see our efforts to clean our coastal waters are paying off,” said Mayor Bob Foster.