LARWMP Program Updates
This week, we started our 2020 LARWMP monitoring at swim sites in the Upper Los Angeles Watershed! Due to COVID staff changes and changes in protocol, bathrooms at the Chantry Flats trailhead were closed and trash bins emptied less frequently. Our team witnessed crowded trails, more than 50 people at the pools in Sturtevant Falls, and overflowing trash bins. In addition to the crowding and trash, there was also a wildfire at the beginning of the monitoring season near the hiking trails at Chantry Flats! Now more than ever, do we have a responsibility to be watershed stewards and protect our environment for future generations to enjoy. On this #SummerScienceFriday, we share tips on how to be better watershed stewards while out on the trail or from within your community.
Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking
We are excited to share following tips created by this week’s guest writer, Mark Steele from Personal Injury Law (www.personalinjury-law.com)!
The Power of Community Stakeholders
It is important to know that small actions can make a huge difference in the health of our watershed, even something as easy as being outdoors! By following the tips above, we can be better watershed stewards while in our green spaces. But what more can we do in our community? Most times, stewardship opportunities are not only great for the environment, but also a great hands-on learning opportunity for students. Individuals or groups can get involved with community based organizations directly, putting values into action. Community based organizations can create a platform for many to follow, giving them the potential to create a movement that can be more easily supported by local representatives. Non-profit organizations can also gain access to state and local resources that can be used to better smaller communities. Check out links of ways to get involved below!
FOLAR: LA River Clean-Ups
Tree People: Urban Forestry and Educational Opportunities
Climate Resolve: Climate Campaigns
Huntington Library and Botanic Garden
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