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SOLD OUT! Tour of Las Virgenes Water Treatment Plant and Lunch

  • Apr 12, 2014 · 8:00 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

Please Note: Read the directions below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.

2) The tour is FREE but they require that if you attend the event, you must provide your legal name in your CA Drivers License (or whatever legal form of ID that you use).

3) When you RSVP 'Yes' makes sure to let me know what your legal name is so I can provide it to the Security of the Water District.

4) I will be arranging a carpool that will meet at 8 AM meeting at the Sepulveda Garden Center in Encino. The address is: 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91406

If you carpool, please give the designated driver $4 to reimburse for gas and car maintenance.

5) When you arrive at the carpool sit or the water treatment plant, please call me at:[masked]

6) If the group is still hungry after the tour, we can have lunch at a nearby restaurant like Saddlepeak Lodge or Inn of the Seventh Ray.

7) Read the tour itinerary below.

This event was suggested by PP member Joe Susca.

I'm always fascinated by the history and mechanics of how LA sources and treats its water supply because without it, the City of Angles would not exist. Its a precious resource that too many Angelenos take for granted until our water is rationed during times of drought. So come join me as we tour the Las Virgenes Water Treatmet plant and learn everything (then some) about how we get our water and the complex way it starts from snow in our mounatins, to treated, drinkable water in our faucets.

Are you curious about where your drinking water comes from? What happens to your wastewater? Interested in knowing more about what happens at the Water District? 

You can find these answers and more during one of our FREE quarterly tours and find out first hand. Learn about the journey of your drinking water, watershed stewardship, the process of wastewater reclamation, water conservation, and the composting process. Tours include a chance to meet other residents, a presentation on current issues facing the district, on-site visits to our facilities, and a question and answer period while you enjoy a light lunch.

Each tour begins at 8:45 a.m. and lasts until about 1 p.m. (approximately 4.25 hours).  Moderate walking and stairs are to be expected, along with boarding and exiting a school bus. Children must be 12 or older and those under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

They will provide the bus, snacks, and lunch. And its FREE!

Itinerary (subject to minor changes)

8:45 a.m.

Assemble at:

 Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

 4232 Las Virgenes Road

 Calabasas, CA 91302

Coffee, tea, fruit and breads provided

• Welcome and Introductions

• Overview of the day – Staff

• “Protecting Malibu Creek Watershed” – Staff

• Board bus for tour stops

o Upper Watershed

o Creek Restoration

o Concrete Channel

o Tapia Water Reclamation Facility

o Arizona Crossing, Salvation Army Camp

o Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility

• Bus Return to Headquarters

• Q & A

• Light lunch provided

12:45 p.m. Departure

 Bonus Round

After the tour, if the group is up for it, we can go for a Bonus Round and check out local attractions in the Topanga Canyon area like Hidden Treasures and Jalan Jalan Imports. Both of these locations were recommended by PP member Keong.

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