Last year we broke ground on an innovative project that combined public, private, non profit and residential commitments to create the Woodman Avenue Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture Project. This effort not only beautifies the median regularly used by my residents but also collects rain water to recharge the groundwater basin, alleviates local flooding when the rainy seasons return and provides educational placards to help inform the community of the benefits of this project.
In 2012, construction began by removing the asphalt that once covered the median which was replaced by soil and a subterranean retention system that can hold 2.5 acre-feet of excess water. Last February, we broke ground and opened it for neighbors use. But its long journey required support and resources from Kaiser Permanente, the River Project, LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP), LA Department of Sanitation, State Water Resources Control Board and the Sixth Council District office.
Now, I'm proud to report that the Panorama City Area Neighborhood Council has contributed to this project as well to ensure that the project has the funding it needs. Additionally, Kaiser is eager to provide landscape maintenance services through the City's Adopt-a-Median program.
This is a wonderful example of what we can achieve when we work together toward goals that are beneficial to the community and the future of our neighborhoods. Click the report below to learn more about the project and its final phase.