Inland Empire – Members of the public are invited to view and vote on local students' artwork, check out the latest spring wildflower blooms, and tap into community resources on water-wise landscaping, composting, and other family-friendly activities at Chino Basin Water Conservation District's Winter Open House, taking place Tues. Mar. 20 from 5pm to 7:30pm in Montclair. The open house is free and open to the public.
The event provides a special showcase of student artwork encouraging water conservation and groundwater protection, part of CBWCD's annual poster and infographic contest. Attendees can view the art and vote for their favorites in person at the event or online. (click here to vote now).
Chino Basin Water Conservation District invited K-12 students within the District’s service area to create posters on the "Protection and Conservation of the Chino Groundwater Basin" and infographics "Telling a story about stormwater in your community." Students could enter one of two categories: a visual art contest for kindergarten through fifth grade students and an infographic poster contest for students in sixth to twelfth grade.
This year, CBWCD received more than 2200 entries from students within the District’s service area for the annual poster contest. From the highly competitive pool of entries, CBWCD’s Board of Directors selected 5 finalists per category (40 total) and 120 honorable mentions. Voters will help select winners who will receive $100 and $250 worth of educational supplies for their classrooms.
“Our hope is that our community neighbors will come out to learn more about our programs, and be inspired by the amazing artwork created by local students in support of water conservation and groundwater protection," said one of CBWCD's Board of Directors, Margaret Hamilton, who also serves as the Education Committee Chair. "The poster contest is an annual tradition and one of the many ways that the district invests in the next generation of water stewards. Each year, we are extremely impressed with not only the students' creativity, but especially with their passion for water."
For more information and to register, click here.