Sweetwater provides education, workshops, and trainings for sustainable water management. We are a vital community resource as we again approach significant drought. However, we are still struggling to get back on our feet after Pandemic conditions left us without any funding in 2021 while we develop new programs. We need your help now to keep Sweetwater alive. Click on the "Contribute" button on the left sidebar of any page on our website: http://sweetwatercollaborative.org or send a check to PO Box 134, Santa Barbara, CA 93102
We need to raise $5000 to cover operating expenses through October 2021. That’s only $1000/month to cover insurance, expenses to keep our website up, rent, and a minimal salary for our executive director, so we don’t have to close. Please help us continue to make a difference.
Through our classes, workshops, presentations, partnerships, professional trainings, tours, website, and consulting and coaching, we help our community live in balance with the local watershed. We teach about and promote practices such as climate-appropriate landscaping, rainwater harvesting and infiltration, and potable water conservation and re-use. In turn, this keeps energy and climate costs of our water sources low.
Rainwater harvesting, building a healthy soil sponge and carbon sequestration are all strategies that work together and are part of the Sweetwater model. These practices help to build resilience to fires and other climate disruptions in our local community. Rainwater harvesting earthworks can also reduce flooding.
We go beyond water conservation to teach about and implement landscape transformations that reflect our community’s environmental values. Innovative water sources need to be part of the story and Sweetwater has led the local conversation about them and will continue to do so.
Click on the 'Contribute' button on the left sidebar of any page on our website: http://sweetwatercollaborative.org or send a check to PO Box 134, Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Get a "Plant the Rain" cap for every $100 you donate to our Summer 2021 campaign.These adjustable one-size-fits-most 100% organic-cotton baseball caps come in two colors, Earth Brown and Pacific Blue (each of which has a slightly different logo). Please specify color. Offered through Brad Lancaster. Value is $25 plus tax and shipping. Sweetwater does not get a discount for offering these caps. We just want to spread the message and offer a gift to contributors. Fulfillment will be at the end of the campaign so that all caps can be ordered at the same time.