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Scientists recently discovered proof of water in the moon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on improving the quality of our water here on Earth. Now more than ever, it’s critical to protect our oceans, lakes, and rivers, which sustain our ecosystems and make life possible.

If you’re looking for opportunities to support great organizations safeguarding our most precious resource, look no further. Here are six projects in Northwest Mexico that deserve your support.

Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C. (ACCP)

Region: East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Why it’s worth your support:

Cabo Pulmo National Park is a place of stunning beauty, which makes it a target of major tourism developers who pose a threat to its ecosystem. ACCP is fiercely protecting the park’s coral reefs, fisheries, and marine life. With volunteers and neighbors, they have created a recycling program, an interpretative trail, a community pride program, and a water quality monitoring program to maintain the park’s natural beauty for years to come.  

Support ACCP today.

Baja California Waterkeeper Fund

Region: Baja California Peninsula

Why it’s worth your support:

The Baja California Waterkeeper Fund fights for clean water and healthy communities. Through the efforts of their regional collaborative of ten individual Waterkeepers, the Baja California Waterkeeper Fund monitors water quality of more than 75 sites along the coastline and makes the results available to the public. They also organize community education workshops, beach cleanups, and efforts to restore and protect watershed ecosystems.

Support the Baja California Waterkeeper Fund now.

Eco-Alianza de Loreto

Region: Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Why it’s worth your support:

Eco-Alianza de Loreto protects the Loreto Bay National Park, a gorgeous marine park and a UN World Heritage Site of nearly 800 square miles in the Gulf of California. They work with local fishermen, conduct education and outreach, and test local water quality to address threats to the marine protected area. Eco-Alianza recently launched the Community Center for the Environment, a local and regional hub for conservation, community, and educational cooperation, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.

Make a difference in Loreto Bay National Park today.

Fundación Cántaro Azul

Region: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Why it’s worth your support:

Fundación Cántaro Azul improves the health and wellbeing of people living in marginalized communities through the design, implementation, and evaluation of water and environmental solutions. Cántaro Azul collaborates with individuals and communities, as well as academic centers, government institutions, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society. By working with others to improve water quality, Cántaro Azul is changing the water landscape in Mexico.

Give to Fundación Cántaro Azul now.

Restauremos El Colorado

Region: Colorado River Delta, Baja California, Mexico

Why it’s worth your support:

Did you know the Colorado River, which created the Grand Canyon, is mostly a dry riverbed in its delta in Mexico?

Restauremos El Colorado is the first binational water trust created to bring a river back to life and restore endangered wetland areas in the Colorado River delta. By securing water rights, Restauremos El Colorado is delivering flows to the delta and managing wetland restoration projects. This allows local communities to become stewards of the river and will help transform the dry riverbed into a flowing river with restored native cottonwood and willow forests.

Support Restauremos El Colorado’s restoration efforts today.

Vigilantes de Bahia Magdalena

Region: Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Why it’s worth your support:

Magdalena Bay has a thriving ecosystem of sea turtles, shellfish, and fish, which drives an economy of commercial fishing. By testing water quality, monitoring mangroves, and educating local decision makers, students, and fishermen, Vigilantes is protecting the bay’s ecological balance and ensuring that fishing will be a viable activity for years to come.

Make a difference in Magdalena Bay now.

The International Community Foundation is committed to aiding water improvements efforts throughout Mexico. Learn more about what we do here. To support these and many other incredible organizations trying to protect our planet, visit ICF’s donation page.

 

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