Unsung Hero Michael Quill Recognized for MPA Work
Michael Quill, Community Program Manager of Los Angeles Waterkeeper and LA Collaborative Member, stands tall in the new photo exhibit “Portraits of Compassion”, which profiles the work of 30 unsung heros working towards social change in Los Angeles. From Santa Monica Daily Press:
One of the ways that “hero” Quill is responsible for bringing social change to the community is through L.A. Waterkeeper’s Marine Protected Areas Boat Based Survey, a program that provides the opportunity for at-risk youth to reconnect to the planet and themselves.
“This is an opportunity for those underserved, an opportunity for them to come out with us and learn citizen science and spend time on the water,” Quill said. “And as they do that I saw that something would shift. And it is being part of what we are. The water is something that is our life source, we all came from water. …This gets youth between 18 – 22 back into nature to experience a connection to the planet, a connection to their community.”