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David Ortiz is a Veteran and Homeless Activist that is taking his passion to the airwaves for a new show at KOWS.fm entitled “Street Muse”. This show will provide insight into the Bay Area’s growing street communities through inspirational interviews and musical expression.
David was the co-founder of AP Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Gardens, taking advantage of his 20-year career in the building trades by applying water sustainability technologies. He is a Quality Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) qualified instructor and a pioneer in the movement to address the needs of local communities through innovative rainwater harvesting and graywater garden systems. He reports to the International Indian Water Working Group (IIWWG) and helped plan the first Indian Tribal Water Summit with the CA Dept. of Water Resources (DWR). He is an active participant at the Sonoma County Water Coalition and a stakeholder in the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) Graywater Code Summit 2009 and contributed to the final version of Chapter 16 (California graywater code). He was a contributor to the Building Standard Commission’s most recent dual plumbing system meetings and the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture’s official rain harvesting manual. He was the Lead Designer for the Hunter’s Point Family Girls 2000 Sustainable Garden Project and continues to consult on various water issues facing the North Bay. In addition to teaching workshops on Graywater Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting and Sustainable Water Solutions, Mr. Ortiz is also a storyteller who brings Native American teaching tales to life in combination with traditional flute and drum playing to inspire and teach water conservation, land stewardship and respect for nature’s ways to children, community groups, businesses and schools. David is from the Blackfeet Tribe and also has Mestizo roots. He went to Standing Rock in 2016 as part of the Veterans group to defend the water of The People.
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