MONROVIA, CA – The Board of Directors of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) awarded 16 education grants totaling $14,642 to K-12th grade classrooms within the Upper District service area under the 2018/2019 Water Education Grant Program (WEGP).
Historically, Upper District’s Education Grant Program provides funding of up to $1,000 for educators to help implement water projects and programs into their classroom curriculum. Any K-12th grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within Upper District’s boundaries is eligible to apply for a grant. As a qualifying standard, submitted projects must focus on water-related subjects that further students’ understanding of environmental issues, water sustainability, and the vital role water plays within our region and the State of California.
Since introduced in 2004, this program has provided over 128 grants totaling over $103,000 in funding. As a direct result over the years, teachers from 56 schools have implemented innovative and creative projects into their curriculum impacting over 13,000 students. Projects have varied from examining drought and its effects on our water supply to applying a trans-disciplinary approach to studying water solutions and the importance of water conservation.
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MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) marked history yesterday with the swearing-in of Directors Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., and Jennifer Santana. Director Fellow will become the longest serving board member in Upper District history, serving 27 years since first elected in 1991. Upon her election, Director Santana, is the first female director to serve on the Board of Directors.
In celebration of the occasion, local elected officials, legislative representatives, and water community members were among the guests who attended this momentous ceremony. Representatives on behalf of State Senator Susan Rubio, Assemblymember Ed Chau, Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis presented certificates of recognition, as well as Mayor Andre Quintero of the City of El Monte and Mayor Pro Tem April Verlato of the City of Arcadia.
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MONROVIA, CA –Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., who currently serves as the Director of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District), Division 1, was recently declared the winner by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The uncontested seat for Division 1 will allow incumbent Fellow to serve his 8th consecutive term and make him the longest serving board member in Upper District’s history. First elected to the Board in 1990, Fellow has served 27 years and has an extensive knowledge on local, state and federal water policy issues. He represents Division 1 which includes the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Temple City and parts of Azusa and El Monte.
Throughout his tenure, Fellow has been a tenacious proponent for drought-proof projects and a more sustainable Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. He has explored and introduced new avenues to secure reliable water supplies in the region, encouraged groundwater storage and recycled water projects, and has encouraged ambitious conservation programs.
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