Los Angeles Water Conservation Council
The Los Angeles Water Conservation Council is an informal organization of Los Angeles community organizations, the Mono Lake Committee, and other interested groups. The Council works together to promote water conservation and protect the environment.
The following is a list of the Los Angeles community organizations which participate in the LA Water Conservation Council. Several of these groups were also involved in the Ultra-Low Flush Toilet Distribution Program, which ran from 1990–2006.
Adro Environmental, Inc.
13445 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Adro Environmental, Inc., is a community development corporation that works in partnership with Mar Vista Gardens. Adro Environmental trains and employs residents from surrounding neighborhoods of Mar Vista, Venice, and West Los Angeles. Adro Environmental was a strong member of the Ultra-Low Flush Toilet Distributing Program.
Asian American Drug Abuse Prevention Program
5318 S Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Mike Watanabe, Executive Director
The Asian American Drug Abuse Prevention Program (AADAP) fights drug abuse and runs the AADAP Residential Drug Treatment Program to help members of the community. AADAP helped conserve water by offering community residents and program graduates employment and job training in the former Ultra Low-Flush Toilet Distribution Program. AADAP serves all ethnic groups in Crenshaw, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Carson, Gardena and other South Bay communities.
Calvary Baptist Homes
11922 Foothill Boulevard
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Iglesia Poder de Dios
18825 Saticoy Street
Reseda, CA 91335
Located in Reseda, Iglesia Poder de Dios (IPDD) is a small community church with powerful community ties. They had been involved in the Ultra-Low Flush Toilet Distribution Program, and they continue to advocate water conservation and support for Mono Lake. For many years, IPDD has brought young people from the community up to Mono Lake to see for themselves the source of some of their city's water, and to discover how water conservation in Los Angeles makes a difference.
Korean Youth & Community Center
680 S Wilton Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Johng Ho Song, Executive Director
The mission of the Korean Youth & Community Center (KYCC) is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean-American population in the greater Los Angeles area as well as the multi-ethnic Koreatown community. KYCC has been coming to Mono Lake for many summers giving youth the opportunity to learn more about where their water comes from. KYCC ran their Ultra Low-Flush Toilet Distribution and water conservation program out of their environmental unit.
Mothers of East Los Angeles—Santa Isabel
924 S Mott Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Elsa Lopez, Project Director
Mothers of East Los Angeles—Santa Isabel (MELASI) is a group in East LA that, since 1984, has been fighting to maintain the health of the local community. From fighting to keep a state prison and a cyanide treatment plant out of the community to offering young people the opportunity to experience the wonder of Mono Lake, MELASI continues to keep the local community united, strong, and proud.
Watts Labor Community Action Committee
10950 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059
The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) provides community services as well as residential and community development support to South Central Los Angeles residents and communities. The WLCAC's former Ultra Low-Flush Toilet Distribution Program provided jobs in the community while improving infrastructure for people who normally could not afford it.