Restore: Inspiring sustainable practices and community participation
As the population of the San Gabriel Valley grows, it still limited natural resources—water and open space, in particular—to provide communities with the services and comforts they need to survive and prosper. With the average Southern California family using approximately 500 gallons of water every day, maintaining a sufficient supply of water for the entire population poses a critical challenge.
The Discovery Center seeks to restore visitors’ connection to nature and to revitalize the river. Through hands-on education and direct experience, the Discovery Center will encourage the students, families, local residents and other visitors to restore waterways through sustainable living practices, personal action and community-based initiatives.
In addition to educating our neighbors about the importance of environmental stewardship, the educational facility, a LEED Platinum building, will serve as a demonstration of sustainable principles. For more information about the Discovery Centerís restoration and conservation efforts and about the LEED process, click on the links to the left.