Upcoming Events

We are very pleased to be able to offer a number of public events as we walk through Los Angeles this year – completed our 3 year walk from Mono Lake, through the Owens Valley and into Los Angeles. Please come and share story, song, image and vision with us.

Walking Water Los Angeles 2017
Los Angeles, CA
October 14 – October 28

WALKING WATER is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds through the act of walking together, following the waterways — natural and manmade — between Mono Lake and Los Angeles. It is a call for collaboration, joining together in vision and hope for water.

This year we will complete our 3 year journey – following the path of the waters from the Eastern Sierras to Los Angeles. The waters that provide 30% of Los Angeles’ water use. We walk to restore our relations with the waters, the peoples, the lands …. the relationships between source and end user …. the relationships between communities.

Join us from your own watersheds to both grieve for and celebrate with the waters.
And keep watching for the public events we will be holding in Los Angeles.

Opening Ceremony 2017
The Cascades, Balboa Blvd., Sylmar, CA
Saturday, October 14 9AM-10AM PDT

Walking Water will begin its third and final phase of this journey as it walks into Los Angeles. The Opening Ceremony marks the beginning of this journey and is a place to bring blessings, prayers, song for this journey with the waters. Everyone is welcome.

A Time for a New Story of Community Resilience and Responsibility
TreePeople Headquarters, Cold Water Canyon Park

12601 Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wednesday, October 18 9AM – 5:30PM

Water is our common ground. As we begin to learn more about our local and shared watersheds, we have the opportunity to forge new relations and partnerships, to expand our experience of community while deepening and stepping up our response to present and future needs. Together we can create a new story of community resilience that places social and environmental justice together at the center.

YOU ARE INVITED TO a day long collaboration between Walking Water and TreePeople, along with many others, to offer perspectives and guidance from different individuals, tribes, organizations and cultures; voices of history, politics, health, business, agriculture, land stewardship and more.

Please click here to learn more and register for the event. 

Community Day 1
Rio de Los Angeles Park, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, October 21 9AM-2PM PDT

Our 1st Community Day for this year will be held on October 21st. It will be roughly 4 miles and walking to Debs Park in Los Angeles. This is your opportunity to really walk with the Pilgrimage group, hear and share story and bear witness to the water situation in Los Angeles.
Please bring your own drinking water and packed lunch.
To register for the Community Day please contact Kate at: kate@walking-water.org

We look forward to seeing you.

Community Day 2
Wrigley Greenbelt and 34th Street, Long Beach, CA
Saturday, October 28 8.30AM-11.30AM PDT

Our 2nd Community Day for this year will be held on October 28th. It will be roughly 5 miles and walking along the LA river through Long Beach. This is your opportunity to really walk with the Pilgrimage group, hear and share story and bear witness to the water situation in Los Angeles.
Please bring your own drinking water and packed lunch.
To register for the Community Day please contact Kate at: kate@walking-water.org 

We look forward to seeing you.

Closing Ceremony
Golden Shore Marine Reserve, Long Beach, CA
Saturday, October 28 at 11:30 AM12:30 PM PDT

Come join us to bless the water journey of Walking Water. We will celebrate in prayer and song to release the water that has been carried throughout the journey.

Talking Water: Closing Event
Bixby Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA
Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

We invite you to join the walkers, community leaders, tribal representatives, elected officials, and a growing community of all
ages and backgrounds who care for the future. Our intention is to evoke the power of community, story, song and image to explore our relations to water and celebrate the Walking Water Pilgrimage that began in 2015.

It will be a time to celebrate to give recognition to the many water stories between the Owens Valley and Los Angeles….through which we hope to learn and expand a healthy relation to water and all of life.