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Who Are We?

The Muskwa Club, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) California non-profit student-run organization that includes nearly 300 members, distributed across seventy-two chapters and locations in five countries. Muskwans seek to enrich their lives and the community through value-added activities, STEM projects, and service opportunities.


What do we Do?

We conduct safe, educational functions such as field trips to local areas of historical or cultural significance, speaking opportunities, engineering projects, endangered species awareness, and community service. Our most important project is our effort to save the vaquita, the world's most endangered marine mammal.

Our Mission

   

As Muskwans, we pledge to further the cause of good in the world. Our good works take a variety of forms:

Muskwa is determined to protect our planet's resources, creatures, and people. The greatest manifestation of this goal is our effort to save the vaquita, the world's most endangered marine mammal.


We seek to enrich our lives, and the lives of others, through value-added activities such as our field trip programs and speaker series.



Muskwa's engineering programs push the boundaries of technology for the benefit of the planet.


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Muskwa is a home for everyone who needs one. Our members come from all walks of life, and Muskwa is a nurturing support network for all of our people. We befriend the friendless, include the excluded, and give a rock to those who need one.



SAVE THE VAQUITA! 

  
The Vaquita is the world's most endangered Marine Mammal. It lives in the Gulf of California, in between Baja California and mainland Mexico. This small porpoise won't traverse any farther than this tiny range, which is just the size of Metropolitan Los Angeles. It is also the world's smallest cetacean, measuring up at about five feet on average. The vaquita faces extinction due to accidental gill net entanglement from both the legal shrimping industry and illegal poaching of the endangered totoaba bass. Today, estimates say that there are just 97 vaquitas left in the world. If we don't do something now, they could be gone forever in just Two Years. That's just 730 days.


What's being done? New nets are under development, similar to the turtle exclusion device, that can allow the vaquitas to escape while still catching the fish that local fishermen need for their livelihood. The problem? These nets are expensive to develop and distribute, as it is not right to make fishermen pay for the upgrade. What can you do? Please watch and "like" our informational video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj3T724txo4. You can donate to the Vaquita Recovery Fund- please see www.vivavaquita.org  for more information. You can also tell everybody you know about the vaquita, write to government officials, and do something to save the vaquita before it's too late!