City of Arcata Invites You to Celebrate Water Week

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA – The City of Arcata is gearing up for Water Week, a celebration of the vital role water plays in our daily lives. This annual event will be taking place Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12.

Water Week is a celebration of clean, safe drinking water and its wise use. By educating and bringing awareness to wise water use, we help to ensure that the resource remains plentiful. The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department serves a key role in treating and distributing our drinking water, and they have put together some fun activities for kids and adults to get into the spirit of working together to help protect our source waters and practice water conservation.

The City of Arcata’s Water Week Poster contest is a fun activity that youth of all ages can participate in. Kids are invited to think about the theme “It All Starts With Water,” and create a poster to express what that theme means to them. Submissions using crayon, paint or any artistic medium on white 8 ½” by 11” paper can be submitted now up until Thursday, May 10. Posters can be turned in to any local school office, or mailed or delivered to Arcata City Hall located at 736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521.

Poster submissions will be displayed at Arcata City Hall from May 14 to May 31, and contest winners will be displayed at the Arcata Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 12. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the Pre-K to Kindergarten, 1st through 3rd Grade, 4th through 6th Grade, and 7th through 12th Grade Divisions.

Families are also invited to celebrate Water Week with the Environmental Services Department at the Arcata Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 12. Water Week poster contest winning posters will be on display and there will be fun activities for kids to enjoy at the table. Visitors can spin the water wheel to learn about clean, safe drinking water and win cool prizes like a Water Week T-shirt or aluminum water bottle.

In addition, the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center will have a wetlands model on display for marsh visitors. The model uses a miniature coastal landscape to show how stormwater and runoff flows

through streams and into wetlands and the bay. The Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays.

To learn more about Water Week, visit cityofarcata.org/waterweek or call 707-825-2167.

Water Week 2017 Poster Contest submission by 4th grader Siena Krause from Pacific Union Elementary School.

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