Take L.A. by Storm
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Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
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Take L.A. by Storm

    1. Petition by

      Heal the Bay

When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. This "urban runoff" picks up animal waste, metals, oil, toxic materials, bacteria, and pathogens, carrying them to our storm drain system to be dumped into our local rivers and beaches, usually with little or no treatment.

Millions of people visit our beaches and swim in our ocean waters every year, and the Regional Board should do everything in its power to make sure our waters are clean and safe for beach-goers and aquatic life.

The Regional Board is issuing a new stormwater permit in October that could result in dirtier water, and a higher risk of getting sick anytime you swim or surf at our world renowned beaches. We need common-sense regulation and protections to ensure that the cities and dischargers meet water quality standards that protect your and your family's health.

Now is the time for stronger regulations, not weaker ones.

The board is expected to vote on the new permit on October 5, so now is the time to have your voice heard in the fight for clean rivers, beaches and ocean. Show up to the hearing in numbers and let the Board know that the public cares about this important issue. Please join us and Take the Hearing by Storm!

Take the health of the Bay into your own hands. Stand up for clean water today!

Learn more at www.healthebay.org/takelabystorm

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    1. Take the Hearing by Storm!

      The board is expected to vote on the new permit on October 4-5, so now is the time to have your voice heard in the fight for clean rivers, beaches and ocean. Show up to the hearing in numbers and let the Board know that the public cares about this important issue. Please join us and Take the Hearing by Storm!
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    2. Wow! We've reached over 1,000 signatures! THANK YOU!

      Thanks to your INCREDIBLE support we've reach over 1,000 signatures! By signing this petition, you stood up and demanded that the city protect your beaches, and your right to swim and surf in clean water. Thank you for working with us to protect what you love. You can do more by sharing this petition with your family, friends, and co-workers, as well as signing our petition urging California to ban plastic bags here: https://www.change.org/petitions/california-plastic-bag-ban. Thank you for all that you do.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. We've reached 300 signatures!

      Thanks to your support, we're up to 300 signatures! If you haven't already, please sign our other important petition to BAN PLASTIC BAGS IN CALIFORNIA! Let your representative know that you’re fed up with plastic bags trashing our communities and beaches, and tired of wasting taxpayer dollars on plastic bag litter cleanup. Sign Now!

    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Leslie Mylius LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We must keep our life-supporting waterways healthy!

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    • Suzanne Simpson ARCATA,, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It the environment .

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    • eleonora palmieri BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      its a problem concerning the world not just los angeles....

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    • Amanda Flores ONTARIO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to protect Earth's beauty in ant way we can, whether it is on a small or large scale.

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    • Miriam Estevam SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I just love the ocean and rivers and all they can offer us, we gotta take care of them to be able to enjoy it.

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