Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) renewed its commitment to celebrating Earth Day this year by participating in back-to-back local community events. Not only did MPWD join the City of Belmont for a 5th consecutive year on April 23, 2016, but the District also attended the City of San Carlos’ inaugural Earth Day Event on April 30, 2016. Both events' primary focus was environmental issues and sustainability through interactive activities, vendor displays, and recycling drop-off and pick-up opportunities. Twin Pines Park hosted the City of Belmont Earth Day, an event that was highlighted by more than 21 display booths sharing information and giveaways with attendees, a rainwater harvesting workshop, an e-waste collection station, free compost giveaway, and even a pot-belly pig named Parker that entertained children at the Public Works Environmental booth.
A week later MPWD returned to celebrate with the City of San Carlos at Burton Park, where the “City of Good Living” hosted their first annual event. The atmosphere was festive with family-oriented activities, music, food and an eco-friendly raffle hosted by the Mayor. Vendors included local utilities (including MPWD), non-profit advocates and neighboring green businesses. A number of green vehicles were also on display. MPWD booths stayed busy both weekends fielding questions and distributing lots of water savings promotional items. MPWD remains dedicated to furthering the Earth Day philosophy of environmentally vibrant communities by promoting sound water conservation measures, offering customers valuable rebate programs and free water-saving resources, as well as complimentary educational workshops throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.MidPeninsulaWater.org.