In early June 2013, the Creeks Division began construction of the Westside Neighborhood Center Storm Water Infiltration Project. The existing asphalt parking lot has been removed, and will be replaced with permeable pavers, designed to help improve local creek and ocean water quality.
The project is designed to capture and treat polluted storm water and incidental runoff, and allow it to soak slowly into the ground. This will prevent pollutants like oil and auto fluids from leaking cars, metals, and nutrients from flowing into storm drains, which lead directly to our creeks and ocean untreated.
Funding for this project has been provided in part through a grant agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.