Speak Up for LA’s Water Future

El Niño isn’t panning out to be the drought buster we had hoped.

Despite the recent rain, scientists believe prolonged drought is in California’s future. We shouldn’t be surprised. The links between climate change and extreme weather patterns are undeniable. Weather satellites marked February as the hottest month on record, and our recent weather has been erratic. Now is the time to take action.  For 20 years, we have been LA water leaders, advocating for a secure local supply. Will you join us now in our efforts to protect LA’s water?

After all, trees and water are intimately connected. Water is an essential part of our mission to expand LA’s tree canopy. Likewise, trees reduce the impacts of flooding and keep our water supply free from pollutants.

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As we look forward, we must be prepared for swings between drought and flooding. We must be prepared for hotter hots and drier dries. We must be prepared for the toll this will take on our community–for our sick, our homeless and our children. We no longer have the luxury to stand by idly.

Water is not a privilege. It’s a human right.

Use your voice today, on World Water Day, to advocate for LA’s water future. It’s our responsibility to create a water-secure Los Angeles. We must set up this city for success years down the road. Will you join us in our efforts to stabilize our local water? 

Use your voice to recognize #WorldWaterDay. Tell your friends to defend LA’s local water.Tweet: Join me in recognizing #WorldWaterDay. Support @TreePeople_org and protect LA's water future. http://ctt.ec/Bb5YV+

By Erika Abdelatif

Erika Abdelatif is TreePeople’s Social Media and Digital Content Manager. When she isn't creating a climate-resilient LA via the Facebook, she's probably writing in a coffee shop, infesting the internet with memes, or watching an open mic.