2013: Year of the L.A. Aqueduct - L.A. City Council Declaration

LADWP Letterhead


Los Angeles City Council Declares
"2013: Year of the L.A. Aqueduct"

LADWP to Celebrate Engineering Marvel that Brought Water
from Owens Valley to L.A. 100 Years Ago


LOS ANGELES — (Jan. 18, 2013) The Los Angeles City Council officially declared “2013: Year of the Los Angeles Aqueduct” today, joining the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in launching a centennial celebration to mark 100 years of continuous operation of William Mulholland’s great engineering achievement that brings water to Los Angeles from the Owens Valley, 233 miles away.

The declaration, a City Proclamation, states, “the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct 100 years ago is a significant historical event that led to the growth and prosperity of Los Angeles and Southern California, helped spur an economy that today rivals many nations’ and supports a distinct culture synonymous with invention, creativity and entrepreneurship.

It was presented by Councilmember Jose Huizar along with Councilmember Tom LaBonge. 

“The Los Angeles Aqueduct is a critical reason the City of Los Angeles was able to expand from a sparsely populated region to the second-largest city in the United States and a thriving metropolis,” said Councilmember and Energy & Environment Committee Chair José Huizar. “The L.A. Aqueduct’s importance continues to this day and the City of Los Angeles is proud to recognize this engineering marvel.”

"The story of Los Angeles is the story of water, and Angelenos will keep on writing it for centuries to come, thanks to this aqueduct," said Councilmember LaBonge. The entirely gravity-fed Los Angeles Aqueduct remains one of the engineering marvels of modern times, and to this day continues to supply water through effective and responsible management by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.”

James B. McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager of the LADWP Water System, was in Council Chambers to unveil the Department’s plans for the Centennial celebration, called “L.A. Aqueduct Centennial: Our Legacy, Our Future,” and to describe the events, activities and public awareness campaign planned for the year.

“The enduring legacy of the Los Angeles Aqueduct is a source of immense pride at LADWP, and its stewardship is what we do unfailingly each and every day,” he said. “On behalf of the men and women who help operate a system that supplies 600 million gallons of drinking water a day, and the countless others who built the aqueduct or worked for the Water System in the last century, we thank the Mayor and Council for its recognition and appreciation.”

Also on hand was Christine Mulholland, great-granddaughter of aqueduct engineer William Mulholland.

“Few times in the history of Los Angeles has there been such a reason to celebrate the feats and accomplishments of our ancestors. That the Los Angeles Aqueduct, one of the modern wonders of the world of engineering, continues to bring fresh, clean water to the the people of L.A. is a tribute to my great-grandfather, William Mulholland, and all the people who built, and now continue to maintain, the system,” she said.


Today, the Los Angeles Aqueduct still provides about half of the water needed for the city’s 4 million residents and retains a vital role in the city’s water supply portfolio. LADWP is working hard to expand local water resources through water conservation, recycled water, stormwater capture and groundwater cleanup. 

The Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial will include special activities and events, a public awareness campaign and a celebration on November 5, 2013 to mark 100 years to the day when a crowd of 40,000 gathered at the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley to witness the first flow of water down the Cascades and to hear Mulholland’s immortal words: “There it is. Take it.”

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Canada Blooms and Landscape Ontario Events Calendar '13 - '14


Toronto, Ont. – January 22, 2013 - Landscape Ontario events calendar.


Canada Blooms 

March 15 - 24, 2013 Direct Energy Centre

100 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3C3

Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. 

Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.

Canada Blooms was founded in 1996 by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto. Each year it is supported by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers.

Canada Blooms has been named One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events by Festivals and Events Ontario and One of North America’s Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association. Canada Blooms is also the recipient of the 2011 Garden Tourism Award for “Garden Tourism Festival of the Year”.

Garden enthusiasts delight in stunning floral creations at the standard judged flower show featured at Canada Blooms. Interested non-professional exhibitors as well as members of Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs are welcome to enter these classes. For information go to 


Landscape Ontario’s Expo, Garden and Floral Expo

October 23 – 24, 2013

Show Dates and Hours:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Future Dates:

Landscape Ontario’s Expo, Garden and Floral Expo 2014

October 22 – 23, 2014

North Building, Toronto Congress Centre

EXPO 2013 is Canada's fall trade show for the garden and floral industry. The spotlights are on flora, fauna and exquisitely merchandised displays that capture imaginations and provide retail inspiration that can be executed on store floors in the spring of 2014.

Early morning educational and networking events, running 8 – 10 a.m. offer industry professionals the opportunity to improve their retail knowledge.

Current news on the trade show, education programs and social events can be found at 

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Landscape Ontario's Snow and Ice Conference and Expo 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Show Dates and Hours:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Conference 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Trade Show 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Conference is a one day industry specific event that features morning sessions followed by displays of exciting new products as well as popular snow removal equipment and technology. The purpose of the event is to create a timely and convenient opportunity to help snow contractors and municipal workers responsible for snow management make their operations more efficient and cost effective. In addition to the must attend workshop, the event is host to outdoor displays of some of the latest equipment and technologies for the snow and ice control industry. The tools that will help improve your snow contracting business  include everything from trucks and plows to electronics and software.


Landscape Ontario’s Congress Conference and Trade Show

January 7 - 9, 2014

Show Dates and Hours:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Landscape Ontario’s Congress, one of North America’s largest horticultural, lawn and garden trade show and conference, enters its 41st year of serving the green industry on January 7 – 9, 2014. Over 13,000 industry professionals congregate in 8 acres of 600 multinational vendor displays – everything a business owner requires  for the construction and maintenance of commercial, public and residential landscapes. 

Landscape Ontario partners with the Canadian Fence Industry Association to co-locate with their fence focused trade show, Fencecraft.

The four day event offers a broad range of products, dynamic educational programs and networking events that advance professional development and business prosperity of those working in the green industry.

Detailed information about the trade show and conference is available at Landscape Ontario is  dedicated to technological improvement, cost reduction, improved relations, and advancing the horticultural industry. 

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, one of the most vibrant associations of its kind, is comprised of over 2,000 member companies, ten sector groups and nine local chapters. Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture industry in Ontario, and its public mission, Green for Life, promotes the joys and benefits of plants and green spaces.  Visit for more information. 


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