The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy (SLRC) is a 501©3, non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the historical, aesthetic, ecological, and recreational benefits of Silver Lake's open waters and surrounding space.

SLRC relies on contributions from community members to support the many projects that reservoir fans have asked SLRC to work on.

What We Accomplish
Your generous donations have supported these projects and more:
South Dam Path ·  Meadow Park  ·  Park & Path Benches  ·  Community Volunteer Events  ·  Lakeside Paths  ·  Shade Trees in Meadow Park  ·  Armstrong Native Garden  ·  Tesla Pocket Park  ·  Path Maintenance & Safety Improvements  ·  Interpretative Signage  ·  Free Dog Waste Bags  ·  Environmental Education Program


SLRC has a number of ways that individual members of the community and area businesses can support our work:

Individual Donors

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to SLRC here.
  • Donate to our Poop Bags Are Cool project, which raises money to keep the doggie bag dispensers full and free for animal lovers and the paths clean and safe for all. 

Area Business Donors

  • Sponsor a beautiful bench for your business with a customized plaque and maintenance included (more info here).
  • Offer a feature cocktail or menu item and let your customers know that partial proceeds go to SLRC, which in turn promotes your business.
  • Join our Water Works Program (see below).



Through our Water Works Program, local restaurants donate a portion of the sale of filtered water to SLRC, which in turn promotes their businesses to our stakeholders. Area businesses know they are doing good for the community by "tapping into" a new revenue source and SLRC receives the support it needs. Everyone wins!

"I cannot think of a better way to support this vibrant community than to help maintain and improve the great reservoir that unites it. Partnering with SLRC has been a deeply fulfilling experience, not least because of the material progress we see our funds facilitating, from new benches along the jogging path to additional drought-tolerant landscaping."

—Zach Pollack, Alimento

"We made a conscious decision to donate half of our water proceeds to SLRC because their all-volunteer team continues to work relentlessly at making our community the best it can be. We plan to stay here a long time and by donating resources to SLRC, we hope the beauty of the reservoirs will be here a long time as well."

—Dustin Lancaster, L&E Oyster Bar

For more information on Water Works and other ways you can support SLRC, please contact Leslie Edmonds at