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WRD Groundwater Festival This Saturday

For the fourth year running, the Water Replenishment District (WRD) will host its Annual Groundwater Festival, “Treasure Beneath Our Feet,” on Saturday at its headquarters in Lakewood.

The free public event is expected to draw as many as 4,000 participants, according to WRD. The festival aims to teach people about the importance of the groundwater supply, both in terms of quantity and quality in fun and informative atmosphere.

The festival will include family-friendly interactive educational activities for the whole family, as well as 40 exhibitors representing water companies, government agencies, environmental groups, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and WRD’s award winning Eco-Gardener classes.

“We hope the public joins us this Saturday to help us celebrate our 4th Annual Groundwater Festival,” said WRD Board President Sergio Calderon. “This fun, educational and interactive event can be enjoyed by all as they learn about WRD’s mission to protect, replenish and preserve the ‘treasure beneath our feet,’ groundwater.”

The Groundwater Festival concludes National Groundwater Awareness Week, which runs from March 6th to the 12th. Locally, groundwater supplies nearly 40 percent of the region’s water consumption that is used by 10 percent of the state’s population.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Saturday, March 12, at WRD headquarters: 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712.  For more information on WRD and the Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet, ” visit www.wrd.org.