Connect with Culver City Public Works
Throughout the year, Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations will offer free workshops, classes, and events for Culver City residents. These programs are offered free thanks to partnerships the city has with other agencies, community groups, and organizations. All events are posted on the city calendar. You can also receive advanced notice of these events by signing up for email notifications.
Here are ways you can get involved:
- Install a rain garden in your yard. A rain garden acts in three ways on rain and other water runoff: slows it down, spreads it out, and allows it to sink into the ground. A rain garden is simply a planned depression or swale planted with native vegetation that can thrive in wet and dry conditions. The area collects rainwater from roofs, driveways, and sidewalks to be absorbed gently into the ground, filtering out pollutants through the soil, rocks, and sediment below ground.
- If you are planning to update your landscape, consider installing permeable pavers for walkways, driveways, and even parking areas. Instead of running off, much of the rain and irrigation runoff will flow around the edges of the pavers and soak into the soil and eventually reach the groundwater below. Learn more about how Culver City addresses its stormwater and view current projects.
- Help maintain Culver City’s rain gardens, which are planted with native vegetation to enhance water quality, provide habitat for native wildlife, and beautify a stretch of Ballona Creek. Culver City has two public rain garden locations: South Creek Side (Commercial area at the end of Pearson Ave., 500 feet from Jefferson Blvd. Park on Jefferson Blvd.) and North Creek Side (Residential area at the end of Jackson Ave., behind locked gate, which will be opened for workday events.) To learn more, visit the Bay Foundation website.
- Download our Waste & Recycling App to receive real-time communications on emergencies, delayed collections, events, and more. The Recycle Coach™ app is free to download and it is available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.
Do you have a comment or suggestion? Members of the Culver City community are always welcome to provide valuable comments or suggestions on city services. You can make comments at Culver City’s Virtual City Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the comfort of your own home or of ce. This site gives residents, businesses, and visitor’s access to City Hall. Your request or comment will immediately and automatically be routed to the proper City department for prompt resolution or attention, and you will receive notification of the status of your request via email or phone. To get started, go to the Customer Service Center.