WRD 6th Annual Groundwater Festival

Mar 13, 2013, 13:03 ET from Water Replenishment District of Southern California

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California:

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WHAT: The 6th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" coincides with National Groundwater Awareness Week, which runs from March 10th to the 16th, recognizing the importance of groundwater as a valuable and renewable resource across the nation. Locally, groundwater supplies 40 percent of the water used within the WRD service area which is home to 10 percent of the State's population. This event will feature educational information and activities throughout the over 40 exhibitor booths, the presentation of the 2013 Groundwater Ambassador Award, Live stage entertainment, free food and so much more.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Award presented to Congressman Alan Lowenthal at 12 noon

WHERE: WRD 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712
(cross Street Carson, parking at Walmart and Kohl's)

Discovery Science Center - Live entertainment at center stage
Aquarium of the Pacific – Watershed on Wheels
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Ocean on Wheels
ECO Gardener – Mobile, design your own landscape
- WRD Photo Booth – family portraits

- Families engaging in educational activities
- Educational booths with visual displays and activities
- Over 3000 in attendance
- During the event, the WRD Board of Directors will present the WRD Groundwater Ambassador Award

The WRD Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" is made possible through partnerships with Golden State Water Company, the Metropolitan Water District, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and many more.

For more information about WRD and the Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" event please visit http://www.wrd.org/groundwater_festival.pdf

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is the regional groundwater management agency that protects and preserves the quantity and quality of groundwater for two of the most utilized urban basins in the State of California. The service area is home to over ten percent of California's population residing in 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County. WRD is governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors which includes Willard H. Murray, Jr., Robert Katherman, Lillian Kawasaki, Sergio Calderon, and Albert Robles

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