Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Where Solutions Flow
602 E. Huntington Drive, Suite B., Monrovia, CA, 91016 | (626) 443-2297


conservation education in the classroomUpper District offers a variety of water conservation education programs for youth, teens and adults.

Youth programs include the annual “Water is Life” poster competitionan art contest that encourages youth to express the value of water through their artwork, and the  annual “Solar Cup” competition through which teens at participating high schools learn about the water and energy nexus.

Upper District also provides a variety of landscape water efficiency classes through the Metropolitan Water District.

Our watershed programs also offer volunteer opportunities as we look to stretch out water supplies by making sure that our forests, river and streams are clean and healthy to support wildlife and people. Learn more about our Watershed Restoration Program.

Upper District’s Water Education Grant Program

The Upper District’s Water Education Grant Program (WEGP) awards grants of up to $1,000 to help bring water-related projects and programs into K-12th grade classrooms.

The purpose of the WEGP is to fund classroom or school projects that further a better understanding of water and the important role it plays in Southern California.

Any K-12th grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within the boundaries of the Upper District is eligible to apply for a grant. If you have questions regarding a school’s eligibility, please call the Upper District office at (626) 443-2297.

WEGP Applications accepted through November 8, 2018.
Project/lesson must be completed and all documentation received by June 13, 2019.

Completed applications must be saved and submitted as a pdf document.  Hardcopy (paper) applications will not be accepted. See application for complete details, conditions, and guidelines.

For questions regarding the WEGP, contact Elena Layugan via email at elena@usgvmwd.org or by phone at (626) 443-2297.

WEGP 2018/19 Application
Click on application picture below to download.  Remember to save the application to your computer before completing it.      











 Upper District’s Water Conservation & Education Programs Video

Featuring Upper District’s: Director Ed Chavez, Division 3 & Elena Layugan, Water Conservation Coordinator

Additional Resources

For additional water-related educational materials and curriculum, please visit the Metropolitan Water District’s “Education Resources Portal.”

MWD’s Education Unit provides water education programs, supplemental materials, teacher in-services and classroom presentations for teachers and students from pre-K through college. MWD’s curricula and materials teach students about California’s water supply and distribution systems, water sources, water use, water conservation, and the importance and responsibility of stewardship. All Metropolitan programs correlate to various California Content Standards, including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.