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Today we are pleased to share another guest blog post by Joyce Amaro, the public education manager for the City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program. We were lucky enough to have a guest blog post by Joyce back in January explaining the basics of stormwater. Thanks for another informative post!


The digital information age has provided animal lovers with a ton of resources to discover everything from pet health and safety tips to the latest pet clothing trends. However, scouring through the abundance of information available can be overwhelming, especially for the busy dog owner. Fortunately, for those residents who want quick, trusted tips on how to protect their companion while also reducing their pets’ carbon paw print, the City of LA’s Stormwater Program is offering free dog-related electronic email updates. Reaching more than 1,500 dog owners, LA Stormwater’s e-Updates offer the scoop on the latest news and events from its dog owner outreach program, pawsitive tips and opportunities to win free prizes and enter fun contests. Our March Issue 6 includes info on pet waste and a pet related stormwater trivia contest for a chance to win a Doggie Daycare Package (value of $150) courtesy of Canine Cabana.

LA Stormwater’s pet owner outreach program was started to encourage owners to pick up after their pooches to help protect their pets’ health and preserve the environment. Unattended dog waste has been, and continues to be, a major pollutant for our environment.

Residents interested in learning more about how they, and their furry friends, can help LA achieve cleaner communities and a cleaner coast should become our pal at or visit us at to sign up for the LA Stormwater pet e-Updates.

About the author:
Joyce Amaro is the public education manager for the City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3-year old son, volunteering with an animal rescue group and restoring their Alhambra 1912 Arts and Crafts-styled home.