Lake Elsinore, CA. Five Teachers in Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s (EVMWD) service area received Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators from Western Municipal Water District (WMWD).
All five teachers received up to $1,000 in funding for water-related classroom projects. Winning applicants were selected based on innovative classroom projects that increase students understanding of water and the vital role it plays in all our lives. The judging panel included local water professionals and educators. Submitted projects came from K-12 classrooms and included a variety of topics from water quality testing to maintaining a water wise garden.
“EVMWD has supported water education in the community for over 25 years,” shared Andy Morris, EVMWD Board President. “Without the passion and drive of our local teachers, bringing water education into these classrooms would not be possible. The Krieger Grant Program is just one way that we can help support these amazing teachers.”
The grants are named after Lois Krieger, local water pioneer who served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 25 years. She served as the first female chairperson of Metropolitan and first female President of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).
The 2019 winners included:
Mr. John Chung- Ortega High School
Mr. Shaun Galvan- Temescal Canyon High School
Ms. Glenda Haas- Railroad Canyon Elementary School
Ms. Wendy Lizardi- Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts
Mr. Kevin Mobley- Elsinore High School
From tours to water curricula, EVMWD provides a wide variety of educational programs and resources for schools in its service area and encourages teachers to visit www.evmwd.com/education to learn more.
EVMWD provides service to more than 145,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD at www.evmwd.com for additional information.