The Committee’s Outdoor Experiences program began in 1994 with visits from two community-based organizations: Mothers of East Los Angeles, Santa Isabel and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps—who were part of the water conservation toilet retrofit program in LA. Who would have imagined that in 2011 we would host 20 groups from Los Angeles and beyond at the Outdoor Education Center here in the Mono Basin? In the program, participants are empowered through work on personal growth and community-oriented activities to build an understanding and appreciation for the Mono Basin/Los Angeles watershed. Through education programs and muscle-powered recreational activities, participants learn that balanced solutions are possible for meeting the water needs of people and the environment and develop a sense of stewardship through service projects that restore and improve the quality of the Mono Basin watershed. Sound fun? It most certainly is.
More from the OE archives:
- Committee Education staff head to Los Angeles
- Members and grants sustain Outdoor Experiences, from the Winter-Spring Mono Lake Newsletter, page 11
- Mono Basin Watershed Project article from the Fall Mono Lake Newsletter, page 13