ASF to Receive Prestiguous Water Quality Award

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October 13, 2006 - The Arroyo Seco Foundation has been awarded the prestiguous 2006 H. David Nahai Water Quality Award in the category of Water Quality Restoration.

Jonathan Bishop, Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, stated in the award letter, "Water Quality Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, businesses and public agencies that have worked tirelessly and successfully to protect or restore water quality in Los Angeles and Ventura County."

The Arroyo Seco Foundation has planned and facilitated major restoration programs in the Arroyo Seco for the past seventeen years. Beginning with tree-planting efforts up and down the Arroyo, the Foundation also assisted in the development of the Lower Arroyo Stream Restoration Program in the 1990s and co-sponsored the AS Watershed Restoration Feasbility Study in 2002. For the last two years, ASF has conducted the Arroyo Seco Watershed Coordination Program, which includes a citizen water quality monitoring program. Each month the volunteers of the Arroyo Seco Stream Team collect water quality samples at critical spots along the length of the stream as it flows from the San Gabriel Mountains to downtown Los Angeles.

The Nahai Award will be presented to representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and to other awardess at the 2006 Water Quality Awards Gala Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the New Otani Hotel in Los Angeles. Supporters of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and members of the intersted public are invited to attend. Details can be found by clicking on the invitation link found on the right.

Nahai Water Quality Award

Award Letter