Protecting San Miguel’s Water, Our Most Precious Resource
By Jon Sievert
Michael Lambert, President of Amigos de la Presa, AC, discusses the state of San Miguel’s water problems in terms of quality and quantity at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
San Miguel’s Water Problems
By Mike Lambert
Sun, Sept 13, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Amigos was founded on the basic principle that water is one of nature’s most precious resources and we, as citizens of the world, have a moral imperative to protect and conserve all bodies of water on earth. “This is an issue that should concern every person in San Miguel de Allende,” says Lambert. “All the studies point to a water crisis throughout the region. The aquifer is emptying. Wells often aren’t regulated. Water is showing increasing levels of minerals that are toxic to people and agriculture.” Lambert will discuss what we as individuals can do and will suggest a variety of strategies and practices that could lead to cleaner surface water and the protection and conservation of our ground water. The talk will be set against the encyclical of Pope Francis, in which he calls upon everyone to engage in action.
Lambert is no stranger to water activism. As one of the founders of Amigos de la Presa, he has shaped the mission of the organization which, simply stated, is to approach water advocacy through recreation. In his role as founder and chief executive of the award-winning Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he used recreation as a way of introducing large numbers of people to the formerly troubled waters in the Pittsburgh region. Lambert also led the involvement of people in a variety of environmental projects, from simple, voluntary cleanup projects to large-scale river and riverfront policy development.
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30 am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.