Thank You Thursday - 3.21.13

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Water is the driving force in nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Tomorrow we celebrate the global importance of clean, fresh water as part of World Water Day. In most of the world, people don’t have access to safe drinking water, while here in Los Angeles protecting our water remains an ongoing challenge.

Which is why we are so grateful to our partners and friends who support our work to maintain a locally sustainable water supply and to protect what we all love and value—clean water!

Just this Tuesday we hosted a workshop focused on the Malibu Creek Watershed and our work to understand this vast clean water resource in our own backyard. We’d like to thank our partners who came out that evening to share their expertise about animals and native plants, scenic hiking spots and restoration activities in the area: Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, Mountains Restoration Trust, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, LA Waterkeeper, California Wildlife Center, Malibu Creek State Park Docents, and California Native Plant Society.

We are also thankful to the 715 volunteers who joined us to pick up 371 pounds of trash at Nothin’ But Sand last Saturday at Venice Pier. Plus, as part of our ongoing Zero Waste initiative, we only used a handful of plastic bags, as most folks either brought their own buckets, or borrowed one of ours! A special shout out to Jason Holland and the Credit Suisse team, whose volunteer hours translated into donation dollars, ensuring that our effective pollution prevention programs such as Nothin' But Sand keep running and keep our local waters clean.

We’d also like to thank Canehill Glass Ranch for donating to our clean water cause, including lovely repurposed glass “thank you items” to some of our top supporters.

Do you value clean water? Learn more about our work to maintain a healthy local water supply .

Join us on Earth Day (April 20) for our next Nothin’ But Sand cleanup.

Malibu Creek Watershed: Ecosystem on the Brink