On Saturday, April 7th, over 1,500 community members attended the region’s largest Earth Day & Open House as the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) kicked off the month of Earth Day events in Rancho Cucamonga. The event offered attendees a wide span of resources and engaging activities, including over 50 vendors and booths, from solar panel companies to community groups to kids’ activities. Event highlights included landscape workshops, document shredding, eco-entertainment by Queen Green, and dance performances by local dance studio, Urban Edge.
“The event was fantastic, educational, and fun for my whole family; we are so happy to be a part of this community!” commented an Earth Day attendee. The CVWD Open House gave attendees the opportunity to observe the cutting-edge work performed by CVWD staff. CVWD’s Water Utility Department provided a hands-on water distribution display. Other demonstrations included water testing as it happens in CVWD’s water treatment plant, demonstration of wastewater maintenance, emergency preparedness, and much more.
“This year’s Earth Day & Open House event was the best yet,” commented President Jim Curatalo. “We are excited that people of all ages were able to join us in celebrating Earth Day and had a great time learning more about CVWD and the environment.”
This annual event is offered free to the community through the contributions of event sponsors. The 2018 Earth Day & Open House top sponsors included the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, and the Toro Company. For more information about this year’s event and how to get involved next year, visit www.cvwdwater.com or call (909) 987-2591.