Urban Waters National Training Workshop
The Earth Conservation Corps team had the opportunity to attend the Urban Waters National Training Workshop in Arlington, Virginia. We really enjoyed attending the Emerging Youth Leaders Lunch on Tuesday, where we came together with folks from all over the U.S., including from Oregon, Texas, Ohio, Georgia and California, to discuss how we are handling stewardship and watershed protection in our communities. Mustafa Ali from the U.S. EPA Administrator’s Office began the discussion by applauding us as millennials for our appreciation for the environment. Another speaker, Robert Garcia of City Project, discussed with us the importance of environmental justice and what he was working on to bring awareness and action to the environmental justice issues in Los Angeles. With the help of his son, Sam Garcia, City Project was able to put together a comic book to showcase the good they are doing for the city of Los Angeles in a way everyone can understand.