Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High School
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High School
Brooklyn Grange is a 40 thousand square Foot Rooftop Farm in Long Island City
Brooklyn Grange is a 40 thousand square Foot Rooftop Farm in Long Island City
Students, parents and teachers work on the garden at the 24th Street School in Los Angeles
Students, parents and teachers work on the garden at the 24th Street School in Los Angeles
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 sq ft rooftop urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 sq ft rooftop urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline
The first harvest at the Venice Community Garden
The first harvest at the Venice Community Garden
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Young girls and their mother at school garden at Wonderland Elementary in Los Angeles
Young girls and their mother at school garden at Wonderland Elementary in Los Angeles
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho Palos Verdes
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho Palos Verdes
Young boys collect food for the worm compost bin after their class mates eat their lunch at the Downtown Value School
Young boys collect food for the worm compost bin after their class mates eat their lunch at the Downtown Value School
Teacher Chris Medinger holds a snow pea plant for repotting in the small greenhouse at the  Downtown Value School
Teacher Chris Medinger holds a snow pea plant for repotting in the small greenhouse at the Downtown Value School
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
New seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garden
New seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garden
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Volunteers planting trees at the Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project
Volunteers planting trees at the Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project
Yvonne Savio,  Master Gardener Coordinator at UC Cooperative Extension's Common, holds a head of broccoflower from her garden
Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener Coordinator at UC Cooperative Extension's Common, holds a head of broccoflower from her garden
Chicken coup at home in Rancho Palos Verdes
Chicken coup at home in Rancho Palos Verdes
Children working on a vertical garden at the Downtown Value School
Children working on a vertical garden at the Downtown Value School
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at LA River clean-up
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at LA River clean-up
Auto parts yard near Cesar Chavez Ave
Auto parts yard near Cesar Chavez Ave
Small waterfall at the Sepulveda Basin Recreation area
Small waterfall at the Sepulveda Basin Recreation area
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Buena Vista Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Buena Vista Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Seventh Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Seventh Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Cracked and dry earth next to fallow crop field in San Joaquin Valley
Cracked and dry earth next to fallow crop field in San Joaquin Valley
Elderly couple help out at FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
Elderly couple help out at FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Ballona Creek during Rain Storm and Normal Water Flow
Ballona Creek during Rain Storm and Normal Water Flow
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Sixth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Sixth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
The take out point for kaykers at the end of the Glendale Narrows
The take out point for kaykers at the end of the Glendale Narrows
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
The beginning of the Los Angeles River at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arryo Calabasas in Canoga Park
The beginning of the Los Angeles River at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arryo Calabasas in Canoga Park
Solar Photovoltaic Inverter in Control room and installation of Solar Array on roof of Big Blue Bus Terminal in Santa Monica
Solar Photovoltaic Inverter in Control room and installation of Solar Array on roof of Big Blue Bus Terminal in Santa Monica
A discarded skateboard lies in the River at the Glendale Narrows
A discarded skateboard lies in the River at the Glendale Narrows
Young boy at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Young boy at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Castaic Lake at 55% of capacity during California drought
Castaic Lake at 55% of capacity during California drought
No Dumping sign at Power plant along Los Cerritos Channel
No Dumping sign at Power plant along Los Cerritos Channel
Young hispanic boy plays in the shadow of an oil refinery in Wilmington
Young hispanic boy plays in the shadow of an oil refinery in Wilmington
Egret and trash at Ballona Creek after rainstorm
Egret and trash at Ballona Creek after rainstorm
Solar Array on rooftop  of office building in Panorama City
Solar Array on rooftop of office building in Panorama City
Vernon's water tower with downtown skyline
Vernon's water tower with downtown skyline
Shopping cart sits in the middle of Ballona Creek
Shopping cart sits in the middle of Ballona Creek
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background
Low water levels at the San Luis Dam and San Luis Reservoir
Low water levels at the San Luis Dam and San Luis Reservoir
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
Kayaker and river activist George Wolfe
Kayaker and river activist George Wolfe
Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narrows
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narrows
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a hillside in Malibu
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a hillside in Malibu
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
A pumpjack and surface water at oil well and fracking site in Shafter in Kern County
A pumpjack and surface water at oil well and fracking site in Shafter in Kern County
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Fourth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Fourth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
What's so clean about gas, coal and hydraulic fracking
What's so clean about gas, coal and hydraulic fracking
Plastic sample jars and Flying Fish
Plastic sample jars and Flying Fish
Dusk settles over the river near Los Feliz Blvd
Dusk settles over the river near Los Feliz Blvd
Residential wind turbine in Palmdale
Residential wind turbine in Palmdale
Captain Charles Moore, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 10 years ago, showing plastic samples collected in the North Pacific Gyre
Captain Charles Moore, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 10 years ago, showing plastic samples collected in the North Pacific Gyre
Tom Frantz is a fourth generation farmer and an air quality and anti-fracking activist who acts as a watchdog over the local oil and gas industry activities in Kern County
Tom Frantz is a fourth generation farmer and an air quality and anti-fracking activist who acts as a watchdog over the local oil and gas industry activities in Kern County
Extremely low water levels during drought at Millerton Lake near Fresno
Extremely low water levels during drought at Millerton Lake near Fresno
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
Installation of a residential wind turbine in Redondo Beach
Installation of a residential wind turbine in Redondo Beach
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
Fly fishing on the LA River
Fly fishing on the LA River
The Algalita “Junk” raft leaves Long Beach on it’s trip to Hawaii
The Algalita “Junk” raft leaves Long Beach on it’s trip to Hawaii
Glendale Narrows with the downtown skyline
Glendale Narrows with the downtown skyline
Discarded doll in the river along the Glendale Narrows
Discarded doll in the river along the Glendale Narrows
Fernando Gomez, Chief Ranger for the MRCA (Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority)
Fernando Gomez, Chief Ranger for the MRCA (Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority)
Oil well pumpjacks located in Almond Orchard in Kern County
Oil well pumpjacks located in Almond Orchard in Kern County
Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
Lewis MacAdams, cofounder of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
Lewis MacAdams, cofounder of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
Pumpjacks at the Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site
Pumpjacks at the Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
Giant wind turbine on Lake Palmdale
Giant wind turbine on Lake Palmdale
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
Colonel Kimberly M. Colloton, Commander and District Engineer for the Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Colonel Kimberly M. Colloton, Commander and District Engineer for the Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Helicopter drops water on Sylmar wildfire, Novermber 2008
Helicopter drops water on Sylmar wildfire, Novermber 2008
Los Angeles River with Downtown Skyline
Los Angeles River with Downtown Skyline
6th street bridge with graffiti - 2008
6th street bridge with graffiti - 2008
Los Angeles River Downtown after Rainstorm
Los Angeles River Downtown after Rainstorm
Beginning of Los Angeles River at Canoga Park
Beginning of Los Angeles River at Canoga Park
Sepulveda Dam
Sepulveda Dam
Los Angeles Metro Rail going over bike path along Los Angeles River
Los Angeles Metro Rail going over bike path along Los Angeles River
March for Water, World Water Day, Los Angeles
March for Water, World Water Day, Los Angeles
The opening of California’s first retail hydrogen refueling station.
The opening of California’s first retail hydrogen refueling station.
Metro Expo Line, Culver City
Metro Expo Line, Culver City
Little League field next to oil well
Little League field next to oil well
Drilling a water well in Tulare County
Drilling a water well in Tulare County
Fallow field, Kern County
Fallow field, Kern County
Sheep grazing in field with industrial smoke emission, Kern County
Sheep grazing in field with industrial smoke emission, Kern County
Rod Cardella stand in fron of the California Aqueduct next to his farm
Rod Cardella stand in fron of the California Aqueduct next to his farm
Fallow crop fields with dusty road, Fresno County
Fallow crop fields with dusty road, Fresno County
Vicki Yorba, 95, shows a photo of her front lawn in better times
Vicki Yorba, 95, shows a photo of her front lawn in better times
Rachelle Carson-Begley
Rachelle Carson-Begley
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
Steel framing job site
Steel framing job site
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
Rainwater harvesting system in green home
Rainwater harvesting system in green home
Installing a greywater system into green home
Installing a greywater system into green home
Worker installing wall system materials in green home
Worker installing wall system materials in green home
Electrician wiring green home
Electrician wiring green home
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High School
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High School(Clockwise from left) Broad Windsor Fava Beans seeds, French Breakfast Radish seeds (Raphanus sativus), Bush Bean Contender seeds (Phaseolus vulgarus), Black Turtle Bean seeds and Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pero) from the Seed Library of Los Angeles. The Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) is located at the Learning Garden at Venice High School. Lifetime membership is $10 and allows members to take out seeds, plant and grow their crop, and then at the end of the season, return fresh seeds from their crop to the Library. The process enables fresh seeds to be constantly replenishing the library and protects the genetic purity of the seeds as well by asking members to take the Safe Seed Pledge, keeping the Library free from GMO (genetically modified organisms) seeds.
Brooklyn Grange is a 40 thousand square Foot Rooftop Farm in Long Island City
Brooklyn Grange is a 40 thousand square Foot Rooftop Farm in Long Island CityBrooklyn Grange is a 40 thousand square Foot Rooftop Farm in Long Island City that opened in Spring of 2010. The nearly one acre farm grows seaonable vegatables such as Okra, Spinach, Kale, Tomatos, Eggplant, Jalapeno Peppers and lettuce and has a beehive as well. Queens. New York, USA
Students, parents and teachers work on the garden at the 24th Street School in Los Angeles
Students, parents and teachers work on the garden at the 24th Street School in Los AngelesStudents, parents and teachers work on the garden at the 24th Street School garden on Big Sunday, the largest annual citywide community service event in America, West Adams, Los Angeles, California, USA
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 sq ft rooftop urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 sq ft rooftop urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skylineEagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 sq ft rooftop urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn, New York, USA
The first harvest at the Venice Community Garden
The first harvest at the Venice Community GardenAeryn picks her first harvest which includes zucchini, swiss chard, yellow squash and cucumbers on October 14, 2010. The Venice Community Garden broke ground in April, 2010. Soil tests revealed high levels of arsenic and lead because of previous uses which included a railroad line going through the lot. Steps were taken which included adding protective layers and adding new soil. Planting began in August and the first harvest was in October, 2010. Venice, California, USA
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in GoletaThe produce stand sells seasonal fresh fruit and produce. The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is one of the oldest organic farms in California. Located on over 12 acres, the 100-year-old farm provides the community with organic fruits and vegetables and through educational programs and public outreach demonstrate the economic viability of sustainable agricultural methods. Goleta, California
Young girls and their mother at school garden at Wonderland Elementary in Los Angeles
Young girls and their mother at school garden at Wonderland Elementary in Los AngelesYoung girls and their mother learn about the garden at their elementary school. Wonderland Elementary School, Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho Palos Verdes
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho Palos VerdesSolar Array on roof of house. Urban garden encircles house in Rancho Palos Verdes. Judy Frankel’s three year old garden has a variety of citrus, Nectarine, Peach, Apple and Cherry trees as well as seasonal vegetables in planting beds in the back yard. Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Young boys collect food for the worm compost bin after their class mates eat their lunch at the Downtown Value School
Young boys collect food for the worm compost bin after their class mates eat their lunch at the Downtown Value SchoolYoung boys collect food for the worm compost bin after their class mates eat their lunch at the Downtown Value School, a charter school in downtown Los Angeles. The school uses gardens to teach students about gardening and also has a vertical garden, a flower and produce garden that goes around the school grounds and a small greenhouse. Los Angeles, California, USA
Teacher Chris Medinger holds a snow pea plant for repotting in the small greenhouse at the  Downtown Value School
Teacher Chris Medinger holds a snow pea plant for repotting in the small greenhouse at the Downtown Value SchoolTeacher Chris Medinger holds a snow pea plant for repotting in the small greenhouse at the Downtown Value School, a charter school in downtown Los Angeles. The school uses gardens to teach students about gardening and also has a vertical garden, a flower and produce garden that goes around the school grounds and a worm compost bin that students collect for after each meal. Los Angeles, California, USA
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock ParkJudy Kirshner working in her garden. Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park. Judy Kirshner started the garden 10 years ago. At the time, her neighbors did not approve, but the garden has become a popular spot over the years and attracts many visitors. The plot contains about 50 varieties of vegetables, 12 winter herbs, 9 kinds of flowers and 12 fruit trees. Los Angeles, California, USA
New seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garden
New seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community GardenAugust 14, 2010. New seedlings ready to be planted. The Venice Garden broke ground in April, 2010. Soil tests revealed high levels of arsenic and lead because of previous uses which included a railroad line going through the lot. Steps were taken which included adding protective layers and adding new soil. Planting began in August and the first harvest was in October, 2010. Venice, California, USA
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in Goleta
Organic produce stand at Fairview Gardens in GoletaThe produce stand sells seasonal fresh fruit and produce. The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is one of the oldest organic farms in California. Located on over 12 acres, the 100-year-old farm provides the community with organic fruits and vegetables and through educational programs and public outreach demonstrate the economic viability of sustainable agricultural methods. Goleta, California
Volunteers planting trees at the Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project
Volunteers planting trees at the Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit ProjectVolunteers planting trees along Elmer Avenue. Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project brings together different organizations and neighborhood residents, and through a variety of sustainable methods, helps manage stormwater and reduce flooding and water pollution by retrofitting existing infrastructure such as sidewalks and stormdrains.
Yvonne Savio,  Master Gardener Coordinator at UC Cooperative Extension's Common, holds a head of broccoflower from her garden
Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener Coordinator at UC Cooperative Extension's Common, holds a head of broccoflower from her gardenYvonne Savio holding a head of broccoflower. Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener Coordinator at UC Cooperative Extension's Common Ground Garden Program, offers training at a workshop in her garden in Pasadena. Once trained, Master Gardeners provide free gardening workshops and their technical expertise to approximately 60 public community gardens, hundreds of school gardens, and many senior and shelter gardens throughout Los Angeles County. California, USA
Chicken coup at home in Rancho Palos Verdes
Chicken coup at home in Rancho Palos Verdes
Children working on a vertical garden at the Downtown Value School
Children working on a vertical garden at the Downtown Value School
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at LA River clean-up
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at LA River clean-upLA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Anaheim Mayor settle bet over LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait lost the bet and the two mayors spent two hours cleaning up the LA River along the Elysian Valley. Marsh Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. August 9, 2014
Auto parts yard near Cesar Chavez Ave
Auto parts yard near Cesar Chavez AveAuto parts yard near Cesar Chavez Ave along Los Angeles River, Downtown Los Angeles, California
Small waterfall at the Sepulveda Basin Recreation area
Small waterfall at the Sepulveda Basin Recreation areaLos Angeles River in Sepulveda Basin Recreation area
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the ConfluenceDischarge drain pipe at Los Angeles River at the Confluence, Los Angeles, California
Buena Vista Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Buena Vista Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Seventh Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Seventh Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Cracked and dry earth next to fallow crop field in San Joaquin Valley
Cracked and dry earth next to fallow crop field in San Joaquin ValleyCracked and dry earth next to fallow crop field. Fresno County, San Joachin Valley, California, USA
Elderly couple help out at FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
Elderly couple help out at FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles RiverElderly couple help clean up the Glendale narrows. FoLAR' (Friends of the LA River) annual river cleanup, La Gran Limpieza, was held May 9, 2009. Thousands of volunteers at 14 sites pulled out accumlated trash, mostly plastic bags, from river runoff that might normally find it's way downstream into the Pacific Ocean.
FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River
FoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles RiverFoLAR's annual "La Gran Limpieza" clean up of the Los Angeles River. Bette Davis Picnic Area. Glendale Narrows. Los Angeles.
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge, Stop on Folar's tour of the LA River, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ballona Creek during Rain Storm and Normal Water Flow
Ballona Creek during Rain Storm and Normal Water FlowBallona Creek during Rain Storm and Normal Water Flow. Heavy rains can bring a dramatic rise to the water level in a short period of time. Ballona Creek is a nine-mile long flood protection channel that drains the Los Angeles basin. Ballona Creek is designed to discharge to Santa Monica Bay approximately 71,400 cubic feet per second from a 50-year frequency storm event. Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstormDucks line the banks of the Los Angeles River during a rainstorm. Glendale Narrows. Los Angeles, California, USA
Sixth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Sixth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
The take out point for kaykers at the end of the Glendale Narrows
The take out point for kaykers at the end of the Glendale NarrowsThe take out point for kaykers on the LA River. On June 1, 2013, George Wolfe and LA River Expeditions leads a kayak tour down the Los Angeles River. On Memorial Day, the Los Angeles River Pilot Recreational Zone officially opened to the public for kayaking, walking, birdwatching, and fishing along a 2.5 mile stretch of the river in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles, California
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
The beginning of the Los Angeles River at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arryo Calabasas in Canoga Park
The beginning of the Los Angeles River at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arryo Calabasas in Canoga ParkThe beginning of the Los Angeles River at the confluence of Bell Creek and Arryo Calabasas in Canoga Park. San Fernado Valley, Los Angeles Coutny, California, USA
Solar Photovoltaic Inverter in Control room and installation of Solar Array on roof of Big Blue Bus Terminal in Santa Monica
Solar Photovoltaic Inverter in Control room and installation of Solar Array on roof of Big Blue Bus Terminal in Santa MonicaSolar Technicians with Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter in Control room for 82Kw Solar Array on roof of Big Blue Bus Terminal, Santa Monica, California, USA
A discarded skateboard lies in the River at the Glendale Narrows
A discarded skateboard lies in the River at the Glendale NarrowsA discarded skateboard lies in the Los Anges River at the Glendale Narrows. Urban runoff carries an assortment of trash and debris from catch basins where a network of pipes and open channels create a pathway to the Ocean at Long Beach. Los Angeles, California, USA
Young boy at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Young boy at the Aquarium of the PacificTropical Pacific Gallery, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA (MR)
Castaic Lake at 55% of capacity during California drought
Castaic Lake at 55% of capacity during California droughtCastaic Lake is at 55% of capacity during California's declared drought State of Emergency.
No Dumping sign at Power plant along Los Cerritos Channel
No Dumping sign at Power plant along Los Cerritos ChannelNo Dumping sign, AES Power plant, Los Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, California, USA
Young hispanic boy plays in the shadow of an oil refinery in Wilmington
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Egret and trash at Ballona Creek after rainstorm
Egret and trash at Ballona Creek after rainstorm
Solar Array on rooftop  of office building in Panorama City
Solar Array on rooftop of office building in Panorama CityArray on rooftop of office building in Panorama City, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Vernon's water tower with downtown skyline
Vernon's water tower with downtown skylineVernon's Water tower along the Los Angeles River with downtown in the background. Vernon's official slogan is "Exclusively Industrial" and at the last census had a population of 91. Los Angeles, California, USA
Shopping cart sits in the middle of Ballona Creek
Shopping cart sits in the middle of Ballona CreekShopping cart sits in the middle of Ballona Creek, Culver City, Los Angeles, california, USA
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background
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Low water levels at the San Luis Dam and San Luis Reservoir
Low water levels at the San Luis Dam and San Luis ReservoirThe San Luis Dam and San Luis Reservoir is a water-storage "off-stream" reservoir and is typically low in late summer due to its heavy usage for irrigation, Merced County, California, USA
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
6th Street Bridge and Viaduct6th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA
Kayaker and river activist George Wolfe
Kayaker and river activist George WolfeKayaker George Wolfe of the LaLa Times. FoLAR' (Friends of the LA River) annual river cleanup, La Gran Limpieza, was held May 9, 2009. Thousands of volunteers at 14 sites pulled out accumlated trash, mostly plastic bags, from river runoff that might normally find it's way downstream into the Pacific Ocean.
Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Kayaker along the Glendale NarrowsDay 2 of the Los Angeles River Expedition 2008. Organized by LA river kayaker and LaLa Times publisher George Wolfe, boaters embarked on a 52-mile exploration of the full river, from its source (Canoga Park) to its estuary (Long Beach). Deemed not to be a “traditional navigable water” by the Army Corps of Engineers — and therefore not worthy of clean water standards, the Expedition’s purpose is to prove it is navigable. Glendale Narrows, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narrows
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale NarrowsGroundwater bubbling up through algae on paved banks of the Los Angeles River. Glendale Narrows, Elysian Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
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Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a hillside in Malibu
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Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
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Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
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A pumpjack and surface water at oil well and fracking site in Shafter in Kern County
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Great Blue Heron
Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Glendale Narrow, Los Angeles River, California, USA
Fourth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
Fourth Street Bridge - Los Angeles River Historic Bridges
What's so clean about gas, coal and hydraulic fracking
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Plastic sample jars and Flying Fish
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Dusk settles over the river near Los Feliz Blvd
Dusk settles over the river near Los Feliz BlvdDusk settle over the Los Angeles River at the Glendale Narrows, Elysian Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Residential wind turbine in Palmdale
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Captain Charles Moore, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 10 years ago, showing plastic samples collected in the North Pacific Gyre
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Tom Frantz is a fourth generation farmer and an air quality and anti-fracking activist who acts as a watchdog over the local oil and gas industry activities in Kern County
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Extremely low water levels during drought at Millerton Lake near Fresno
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Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
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Installation of a residential wind turbine in Redondo Beach
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6th Street Bridge and Viaduct
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Fly fishing on the LA River
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The Algalita “Junk” raft leaves Long Beach on it’s trip to Hawaii
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Glendale Narrows with the downtown skyline
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Discarded doll in the river along the Glendale Narrows
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Fernando Gomez, Chief Ranger for the MRCA (Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority)
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Oil well pumpjacks located in Almond Orchard in Kern County
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Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
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Lewis MacAdams, cofounder of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
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Pumpjacks at the Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site
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Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
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Giant wind turbine on Lake Palmdale
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Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
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Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
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Colonel Kimberly M. Colloton, Commander and District Engineer for the Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Helicopter drops water on Sylmar wildfire, Novermber 2008
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Los Angeles River with Downtown Skyline
Los Angeles River with Downtown Skyline
6th street bridge with graffiti - 2008
6th street bridge with graffiti - 2008
Los Angeles River Downtown after Rainstorm
Los Angeles River Downtown after Rainstorm
Beginning of Los Angeles River at Canoga Park
Beginning of Los Angeles River at Canoga Park
Sepulveda Dam
Sepulveda Dam
Los Angeles Metro Rail going over bike path along Los Angeles River
Los Angeles Metro Rail going over bike path along Los Angeles River
March for Water, World Water Day, Los Angeles
March for Water, World Water Day, Los Angeles
The opening of California’s first retail hydrogen refueling station.
The opening of California’s first retail hydrogen refueling station.
Metro Expo Line, Culver City
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Little League field next to oil well
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Drilling a water well in Tulare County
Drilling a water well in Tulare County
Fallow field, Kern County
Fallow field, Kern County
Sheep grazing in field with industrial smoke emission, Kern County
Sheep grazing in field with industrial smoke emission, Kern County
Rod Cardella stand in fron of the California Aqueduct next to his farm
Rod Cardella stand in fron of the California Aqueduct next to his farm
Fallow crop fields with dusty road, Fresno County
Fallow crop fields with dusty road, Fresno County
Vicki Yorba, 95, shows a photo of her front lawn in better times
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Rachelle Carson-Begley
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Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
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Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
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Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
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Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
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Steel framing job site
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Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home construction
Ed Begley Jr.'s Green home constructionOn 5/31/2013 Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson-Begley tour their new with home with General contractor Scott Harris from Building Construction Group after the steel framing was recently completed. Ed Begley Jr. (noted actor and environmentalist) and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley are building their new home under LEED Platinum Certified standards in an attempt to become one of North America's greenest, most sustainable home. It is also being filmed for their web series "On Begley Street." Studio City, CA.
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green home
Steel framing is being completed over Ed Begley Jr.'s green homeOn 5/31/2013. The steel framing has been completed over the foundation on the Begley's new home. Steel, while not a common material for residential framing, is 94% recyclable. Ed Begley Jr. (noted actor and environmentalist) and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley are building their new home under LEED Platinum Certified standards in an attempt to become one of North America's greenest, most sustainable home. It is also being filmed for their web series "On Begley Street." Studio City, CA., US
Rainwater harvesting system in green home
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Installing a greywater system into green home
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Worker installing wall system materials in green home
Worker installing wall system materials in green homeWorker installing wall system materials and insulation over frame of residential home. Los Angeles, California, USA
Electrician wiring green home
Electrician wiring green homeElectrician wiring green home. Ed Begley Jr., and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley, are trying to build one of the Greenest homes in North America. Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
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