Long Beach water quality

Heal The Bay Gives LB Beaches High Grade in Annual Report Card

heal the bay beach report card The City of Long Beach continued to receive excellent water quality grades from Heal the Bay, with 93 percent of its beaches receiving “A” and “B” grades in the 2016 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today. Long Beach has seen sustained improvements in water quality over the past five years.

Mayor Garcia Appoints Environmental Attorney Tracy Egoscue to Board of Harbor Commissioners

Mayor Robert Garcia (left) appointed environmental attorney Tracy Egoscue (center) to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday. Jon Slangerup (right), Chief Executive of the Port joined in the announcement. Photo by Keith Lewis, Everything Long Beach. Mayor Robert Garcia (left) appointed environmental attorney Tracy Egoscue (center) to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday. Jon Slangerup (right), Chief Executive of the Port joined in the announcement. Photo by Keith Lewis, Everything Long Beach.

City Awarded $924,000 Grant For Willow Springs Park Improvements

grant-money The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $924,000 state grant to improve wetlands and increase accessibility at Willow Springs Park by building trails, planting trees and re-establishing native vegetation. The park is located at 2745 Orange Ave.

Heal the Bay Annual Beach Report Card Grades Long Beach 86% ‘A’ and ‘B’ For Water Quality

beach-water-ocean 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.

90% of LB Beaches Score High Grades in Heal the Bay Summer Report

beach-water-ocean 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.

City Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve the Water of Beaches and Coastline

grant-money 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.

Water Quality at Beaches Shows Continued Improvement in Long Beach

Long Beach Light house and harbor   Water quality continues to improve in Long Beach. — photo by Barbara Holbrook Recreational water quality in Long Beach continued its long-term steady improvement in 2012, based on the water quality grades released today by Heal the Bay in its 2013 Annual Beach Report Card.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Implement New Oil-Absorbing and Trash-Barricading Booms

los-cerritos-boom The Los Cerritos Wetlands have recently implemented new hydrocarbon-absorbing foam barriers in Alamitos Bay near the AES Power Plant that allows for the unmanned cleanup of oil-polluted runoff and increased efficiency in trash cleanup.

Alamitos Bay Beaches Reopened Saturday Following Acceptable Water Quality Test Results

mothers-beach The City of Long Beach reopened beaches in the Alamitos Bay at 9:00am Saturday morning. City officials have been conducting daily water quality tests inside the Bay following last week’s sewage spill from a private sewer system.

$8.5 Million Restoration Project Complete; Colorado Lagoon Re-Opens

colorado-lagoon Water Quality Improvements Celebrated 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.

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