Western datebook: Meet, learn, shop

Photo: Annie Wells

For those staying out of the malls and in the know, here are a few good events for the upcoming week:

Tuesday December 1:

Public meeting on the proposed Los Angeles Low Impact Development Ordinance

Plant Information with Frank McDonough, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

LA River Revitalization Corporation meeting, via LA Creek Freak

Friday December 4:

Winter Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale, Fullerton Arboretum

Saturday December 5:

Go Wild Native Plant Sale, Malibu Creek Watershed Council / Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga Ranch

Plant Identification, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia

California Friendly Landscape Workshop, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Harbor City

Garden Tour, Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, El Cajon

California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Chapter, Field trip and habitat restoration, Cold Creek Preserve

For more events

Stormy water

After the Los Angeles Board of Public Works delayed its decision on the Low Impact Development ordinance designed to curb the flow of contaminated stormwater into the Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays, city’s Bureau of Sanitation has announced a new community meeting to “provide input” into the proposed ordinance.  When: Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Where: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation Media Technical Center, 2714 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Who: Los Angeles homeowners, developers, environmental groups and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please direct questions and your RSVP to lastormwater@lacity.org. For upcoming LID-related  posts go to: Team Effort blog.