Signal Hill seeking community member for Sustainable City Committee

The City of Signal Hill is accepting applications for the role of community member for its Sustainable City Committee, which develops and recommends a sustainability framework that promotes environmentally sound and financially practical objectives. ​An existing member is no longer able to complete a term, therefore creating a vacancy. The appointee shall serve as an…

City of Signal Hill offering free bulky-item pick-up

The City of Signal Hill is asking residents to use its free disposal programs instead of putting unwanted items at the curb. According to City Manager Charlie Honeycutt, the City is receiving an increased number of complaints because residents are placing unwanted furniture and other items at the curb or in alleyways. “This is a…

San Pedro aquarium hosting beach clean-up, tidepools visit

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. in San Pedro, will host a “Take Action Day” with a beach clean-up and naturalist-led walk to the Point Fermin tidepools on Saturday, April 22 from 9am to noon. Beach parking costs $1 per hour. More information is available at (310) 548-7562 or cabrillomarineaquarium.org. Source: Cabrillo Marine…

Office of Sustainability’s website informs about Long Beach’s ecology

The Office of Sustainability has been established to facilitate the development and implementation of model sustainability programs for Long Beach. Reporting directly to the city manager, the Office of Sustainability provides leadership and supports practical solutions to improve the environmental, social and economic health of Long Beach. The Office of Sustainability also supports the newly…

Volunteers sought for 24th Annual Coastal Cleanup

The City of Long Beach is seeking volunteers to help clean up several sites in the city by participating in the 24th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year’s sites include: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way; Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. between Cherry & Junipero St.; Alamitos…

Final court ruling urges truckers to join air quality program

A U.S. District Court judge finalized a ruling Tuesday, September 9, refusing to halt the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program, which on October 1 will start improving the region’s air quality by banning the oldest, most polluting trucks. Judge Christina Snyder cited the program’s environmental and security requirements in dismissing a request…

Naturalist to lead tour of local wetlands

The Long Beach Sierra Club and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust are sponsoring a free, guided tour through the Los Cerritos Wetlands on Saturday, Sept. 6 with naturalist Erik Zahn. Zahn, a graduate of the biology program at California State University Long Beach, did his field work research on the wetlands and knows every…