World Water Day’s coming up on March 22, so many water-friendly eco-activist events are planned across the U.S. In California, we're officially in a drought emergency, which has environmental organizations and other groups organizing a March for Water in Los Angeles!

The reason for the march? To promote responsible and sustainable water use. And to that end, there’ll be no one-use bottled water at the event. Marchers are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers, which can be refilled at water stations set up for the event. Don’t have a reusable bottle? Then be one of the first 500 people to sign in and get a free 24-oz stainless steel water bottle.

Pre-march activities will begin at 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. At 10 a.m., the march begins. The route is under 3 miles. Then from noon to 3 p.m., there’ll be a “Water Celebration” at Rio de Los Angeles State Historic Park. A whole bunch of local and national enviro orgs — including Sierra Club, Friends of the L.A. River and Heal the Bay — are behind the event, and a number of school groups are expected to join the march, too.

Not in the L.A. area? Many World Water Day events are happening across the U.S. Find an event near you on the World Water Day website.

Image: Courtesy March for Water

March for Water on March 22
World Water Day is coming up March 22, and events across the world will bring attention to water-related environmental concerns.