The Clean Water Program is inviting proposals from educational organizations for outreach projects in Alameda County schools for school years 2014/15 through 2017/18 (four years of services). Projects must be designed to help K-12 students and teachers understand the connection between storm drains and local creeks, wetlands and the Bay, and to encourage stormwater pollution prevention, with an emphasis on litter reduction. Application and details online.
The Clean Water Program’s free school programs help young people understand their connection to water and inspire a sense of stewardship. Made up of agencies from around Alameda County, the Clean Water Program has been working since 1991 to facilitate local compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. Member agencies include the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Union City, the County of Alameda, the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Zone 7 Water Agency.
The Program reaches out to residents and businesses throughout the county, helping people understand why having clean and healthy waterways is important to our daily lives, and what role each of us plays in protecting local creeks, wetlands and the Bay.