SUPPORT LA COUNTY’S “CLEAN WATER, CLEAN BEACHES” MEASURE

Almost every waterway in Los Angeles County is contaminated with toxins, trash and pollutants at levels well above public health standards and Clean Water Act regulations. THIS IS NO WAY TO CELEBRATE THE 4Oth ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT!! We want progress to realize the goals of the Clean Water Act: water that is “fishable, swimmable and drinkable”.

Fortunately, LA County is starting a process of collecting and allocating the needed funding to build and maintain water quality “green infrastructure” needed to clean up our water. You have the opportunity to be part of this solution. LA County is developing the Clean Water, Clean Beaches measure to provide solutions to pollution, and to help secure local water supplies.  County Supervisors need to see and hear from supporters now to move forward.

Surfrider Foundation’s “Know Your H2O” and “Ocean Friendly Gardens” programs are aimed at “multi-benefit” solutions – similar to what the County of Los Angeles is proposing in their “Clean Water, Clean Beaches” initiative. In other words, we can help them help us reach our mutual goals.

Please make your voice heard by sending the letter below, and/or joining us at the County Board of Supervisors Hearing on March 12 – the Supervisors need to hear from all of us!

Immediately sending your letter of support by simply clicking on the "Send Your Message" button will help influence moving this important measure forward. And if you can attend the hearing – even better yet.

WHEN:
March 12, 2013 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE:
Kenneth Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Room 381B
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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You do not need to speak at the hearing if you choose not to. But please wear blue to show your support. And if you’re comfortable, join us in telling the Board of Supervisors we support the effort to finally move towards cleaning up our coastal and ocean waters, and restoring all the benefits of natural watershed services in our urban communities.

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