The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD/District) and the Frontier Project Foundation are pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000 Corporate Contributions Grant from Edison International. Grant funds will be used to support environmental education programs, including the District’s annual Earth Day & Open House and student field trips to its Environmental Learning Center. Edison International has been a financial supporter of the CVWD’s education programs for the past eight years.
The grant will support education programs that enable the District to make a positive impact on our community, including students, teachers, residents and stakeholders. Since 2006, CVWD has educated over 15,000 students at the Environmental Learning Center, with last year topping more than 1,800 students. The grant will allow CVWD to continue providing field trips to not only local teachers, but those in underserved areas, at no cost. Students participate in various hands-on activities highlighting topics including water conservation, energy conservation, water quality, the water cycle, water and environmental pollution, and more. The grant will also support the revamp of a drought tolerant learning garden where students learn about outdoor water conservation and beautifying the community.
In addition to supporting student field trips to the Environmental Learning Center, the Edison grant will help support the region’s largest Earth Day & Open House celebration taking place on April 6, 2019. This event has been celebrated for the past 20 years and is the largest event of its kind in the region. Over 1,500 attendees converge on the Frontier Project campus to learn about environmental sustainability and water efficiency. Over 50 vendors provide product demonstrations and samples to attendees with the overall goal of educating on all resource conservation and to motivate the community to make positive changes to “go green.”
“Partnering with Edison International through the Corporate Contributions Grant is an opportunity for us to dedicate environmental education resources to teachers, students and the community,” commented CVWD Board President Jim Curatalo Jr. “This grant allows us to reach beyond our immediate service area and make an impact on participants to be the next generation of environmental stewards.”
For more information about CVWD’s Environmental Learning Center, Earth Day & Open House or other education programs, visit CVWDwater.com or call (909) 987-2591.