Exciting news! This week, TreePeople’s rainwater capture leadership in a drought-stricken LA was highlighted in two national stories.
Last Sunday the New York Times’ piece, “Storm Water, Long a Nuisance, May Be a Parched California’s Salvation,” quoted our Founder and President, Andy Lipkis pointing out, “There’s a massive amount of water we throw away.” Even in 2013, the driest year on record, “it still rained 3.6 inches on Los Angeles, and we threw away 12 billion gallons.”
The Christian Science Monitor’s, “How California residents are changing the water landscape,” featured our StormCatcher Project, “which aims to convert rainwater from flooding nuisance into an ally in Los Angeles’s quest to sustain local groundwater sources, improve flood control, and cut pollution reaching the Pacific Ocean during intense storms.”
At a time when we’re all anxiously watching the skies for the promise of rain, it’s encouraging to see the rainwater revolution has begun.
It’s our vision for our community celebrate nature’s gift of rain so our children, families and city can thrive– even in drought. Let’s create a healthy, vibrant LA despite our climate challenges.