WRD Hosts 3rd Annual Groundwater Festival ‘Treasure Beneath Our Feet’
LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) is hosting its 3rd Annual Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet,” a free public event that attracts over 3,000 participants.
This fun, interactive, educational festival features over 40 exhibitors including Water Agencies, Federal, State and local agencies, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Southern California Edison’s Mobile Energy Unit, and many more.
The Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” coincides with National Groundwater Awareness Week, which runs from March 7th to the 13th, recognizing the importance of groundwater as a valuable and renewable resource across the nation. Locally, groundwater supplies 40 percent of the region’s consumption by 10 percent of the State’s population within the WRD service area.
During the event, the WRD Board of Directors will present the WRD Groundwater Ambassador Awards to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for successfully securing the passage of California’s historic water legislation and to Assembly Member Tony Mendoza and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for their contributions to water conservation and water issues in the region.
The Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” is made possible through the generous financial support of Golden State Water Company, the Metropolitan Water District, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and many more.
For more information on WRD and the Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” event please visit www.wrd.org.
SOURCE Water Replenishment District of Southern California