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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Redwood City to Declare May as “Water Awareness Month," Honor Youth Poster Winners, and Offer Free WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshops

Redwood City, CA - May 3 , 2006 - The month of May will be declared Water Awareness Month by the City Council of Redwood City on May 8, coinciding with the state-wide California Water Awareness Campaign. Water conservation in our community and throughout the state is a high priority, and Redwood City is working hard to inform and educate residents – from kindergartners to seniors – about the need to use water wisely. Two key elements are the Kids’ Water Conservation Poster Contest and the free WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshops.

Over 500 students from throughout our community joined in celebrating Water Awareness Month through the annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Slow the Flow – Save H2O,” and sixteen winners will be recognized by the City Council at the meeting on May 8 th at 7 pm, taking place at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

The kids’ posters are truly amazing - some are simple, others complex; some whimsical, and others are serious - and all of them depict the student’s understanding of the value of water, our most precious commodity. Selections of the art will be on display in City Hall and in the Children’s section of the Downtown Library (1044 Middlefield Road) for the entire month of May.

Also to celebrate Water Awareness Month and welcome a long-overdue spring, free WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshops are scheduled. For anyone with a garden, landscaping, or sprinkler systems, and an interest in saving water and money, these workshops are a must-see! They take place on May 6, 13, and 20, and cover topics including irrigation basics, water-smart gardening, evapotranspiration controllers, and irrigation scheduling/maintenance. Residents can save water and save money by being WaterWise in the garden!

Interested community members can get more information and register for a WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshop at 780-7436 or online. All workshops will be held at the Redwood City Council Chambers, located at 1017 Middlefield Road.

Information about Water Awareness Month and Redwood City’s water conservation program is available at redwoodcity.org/conservation or by calling 780-7436.

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Contact:
Manny Rosas
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7436

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