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Venice tree project is an attempt to deal with pollution runoff

June 30, 2009 | 12:23 pm

Cleaning up runoff before it gets to the ocean has long been a goal. Now, according to the Argonaut, the city of Los Angeles is unveiling a so-called "tree well project" on Grand Boulevard in Venice that aimed to do just that:

One of Los Angeles’ first water filtration initiatives that features a tree well design paid for by a citizen-approved clean water bond has been completed.

The Grand Boulevard Tree Wells project in Venice is comprised of seven water filtration systems that will capture stormwater from high density areas and remove water runoff pollutants prior to the toxins entering the local storm drains.

“We are proud of this project as it only improves water quality,” said City Engineer Gary Lee Moore. “It also beautifies the neighborhood of Venice and contributes to the growth of our city’s urban forest.”