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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

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Celebrate Water at the First Annual Water Harvest Festival

Soquel, CA (October 2, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County Parks invite you to the first annual Water Harvest Festival. It's a free water education event for the whole family that will take place at the Heart of Soquel Park in Soquel on October 20th, 2018 from 12 to 3 pm. Kids and families can learn about groundwater geology, water-wise gardening, water resources, fire protection, water conservation, pollution prevention, and all things water.

Hands-on discovery activity booths will be hosted by over 14 different local organizations and companies. Kids will receive activity passports and "I spy game cards" to complete for prizes. Santa Cruz County Parks will give tours of the riparian restoration areas and water conservation features of the park starting from their booth. As part of the festivities there will be free face painting, snacks and filtered drinking water from aquifers and rivers, and the Banana Slug String Band Duet will play acoustic watershed music from 1 to 2 pm. It all culminates at 2:15 pm for the kid and adult costume contest! There are special prizes for water themed costumes.

Participating organizations include: Allterra Solar, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Central Fire District, Love's Gardens, Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project, Mosquito Abatement of Santa Cruz County, Museum of Discovery of Santa Cruz, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, San Lorenzo Lumber, Santa Cruz County Parks Department, Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, Save Our Shores, Soquel Creek Water District, and The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County.

"We are excited to bring together all these organizations that care about water in our community in a fun and exciting setting", said Ron Duncan, General Manager of Soquel Creek Water District. "We have many festivals in this county but this will be the first one focused solely on water."

Getting there: Free parking is available around the park and in Soquel Village. We encourage you to carpool, ride your bike or take the bus to minimize traffic. The closest bus stop is at the corner of Main St. and Soquel Dr. served by bus Number 69W and Number 71.

About Soquel Creek Water District

The Soquel Creek Water District is a nonprofit, local government agency that provides water resource management within its service area to deliver a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally sensitive and economically responsible way.

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