Working for Boulder Open Spaces and being from a densely-populated, urban area has made me extremely mindful of our most precious natural resource: water. California is in an extreme drought (which experts predict will likely last for the next 15 years). It's amazing to me that a large percentage of the population does not modify their use in any way. 

The City of Santa Monica Department of Sustainability supplies residents with a very simple tool that can help each person save: a shower timer. If a person cuts their water use by just 5 minutes a day they can save about 4, 500 gallons of water a year. We can all do our part. 

https://www.smgov.net/departments/ose/

Our Oceans Need Our Protection

Our Oceans Need Our Protection

Our Gorgeous Coastline

Our Gorgeous Coastline

Bikers Enjoying a Beautiful Ride Along the Strand in Manhattan Beach

Bikers Enjoying a Beautiful Ride Along the Strand in Manhattan Beach

Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation Ceremony Honoring the Veterans and Water Defenders at Standing Rock

Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation Ceremony Honoring the Veterans and Water Defenders at Standing Rock

Mni Wiconi- "Water is Life"

Mni Wiconi- "Water is Life"

Offerings to Mother Earth

Offerings to Mother Earth

View from the Chumash Village in Malibu

View from the Chumash Village in Malibu

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