As a reader of the LA Stormwater blog, we know you have read about local eco-organizations like Friends of the Los Angeles River, Heal the Bay and TreePeople. This month, we would like to highlight an organization that does not focus solely on sustainability, but is finding a way to incorporate sustainable behavior while making a difference in young girls’ lives.  We are proud to introduce Girls Today Women Tomorrow (GTWT).  GTWT brings together professional women who mentor the girls of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, teaching them about nutrition, exercise, leadership skills and civic involvement. They have recently renovated and opened a new, LEED certified, Green Community Empowerment Center as an after school safe haven. As part of the property’s renovations, GTWT constructed a large garden as a sanctuary and educational tool for the girls. Today we are bringing attention to GTWT’s effort to improve water quality by growing all native plant species in the Empowerment Center’s garden and educating their girls about the environmental benefits. View our slideshow to see the renovations and meet some of the GTWT members. Also, don’t forget to visit the GTWT website if you would like to get involved!