At the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) 50th anniversary annual conference held on September 25-28, 2019 in Anaheim, the District received the association’s Exceptional Public Outreach & Advocacy Award (Small District Category) for its partnership with KIDS forthe BAY Program to promote environmental awareness in elementary school children.
For the past ten years, the District has worked with KIDS for the BAY to introduce over 600 elementary school children to the Bay watershed environment that we all share.
As a condition of funding, the District worked with KIDS for the BAY to include a wastewater component to their Watershed Action Program. Students learn about the importance of preventing sanitary sewer system back-ups and how to reduce pollution entering the bay. They learn about the importance of keeping FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease) out of the sanitary sewer system and how even “flushable” wipes shouldn’t be flushed. In learning that a healthy sewer system helps our creeks and our Bay, students are empowered to become environmentalists and take action in their community.
For more information, check out this YOUTUBE video.