What is Wyland?

WylandTeamPullmanVert - Copy - CopyWhat is Wyland?  The Wyland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's oceans, waterways, and marine life.

Water is a vital resource throughout the Palouse, and conservation plays a crucial role in maintaining that resource now and into the future. 

With that in mind,  Mayor Benjamin of Pullman and Mayor Bettge of Moscow are challenging their residents to participate in the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge. The Mayor’s Challenge is an annual event hosted by the Wyland Foundation where residents join by taking the My Water Pledge throughout April. This challenge is designed to bring awareness to local water issues and inspire you to take action and conserve water.
Every year, mayors across the nation challenge their residents to take the My Water Pledge to protect their water resources.  My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities to see who can be the most "water-wise".  To help their cities win, residents complete a quick pledge either online or by submitting a physical copy in April.  Cities that recruit the highest percentage of residents to take the challenge, win.  The pledge consists of actions that can be taken to conserve and protect water resources.  Participants are eligible for prizes provided by the Wyland Foundation. The Cities of Moscow and Pullman are contending for the top spot on the Palouse. However, with a shared aquifer between us, when we save water, we all win!  Be on the lookout for more information on the My Water Pledge portion of the competition as April draws near. 
Do you want to help Pullman get a head start building points?  Join Team Pullman on My Volunteer Water Project by visiting wylandfoundation.ecochallenge.org. Earn points for completing and tracking specific water-saving actions all year long!  Each action helps us to earn our city bonus points in the April competition!

We are excited to have you join us on this important mission, as we all win, by saving water!



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