Close to 50 corps members filled a classroom at the Conservation Corps North Bay office in San Rafael in May to listen to a bilingual presentation by MMWD Water Conservation Specialists Craig Lauridsen and Sergio Paganelli. The corps members ranged in age from 18-28 and were predominately ESL (English Second Language) students. Craig and Sergio presented on several topics including water conservation, water supply, treatment and delivery. The presentation was simultaneously delivered in both English and Spanish, which allowed all of the students to understand the material.
A few weeks after the presentation MMWD received completed evaluation forms in the mail that the corps members had filled out. Over 90 percent of them gave the presentation a “Good” or “Excellent” score along with several positive comments:
The most useful part for me was [learning] how we use the water and where the water comes from.
[The most useful part for me was learning about] how we can save H20 and be conscious of how many gallons we use daily.
I never heard this topic – Great!
Everything was very good!
MMWD would like to take this opportunity to thank Conservation Corps North Bay and all of the corps members for the hundreds of hours that they have spent doing restoration projects on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. From trail and creek restoration to the removal of invasive species, these corps members help protect our precious natural resources and make the watershed a wonderful place to visit.
If you would like to schedule a presentation by one of our water experts—in English, Spanish or both—call us at (415) 945-1529. The presentation includes topics such as water conservation/supply, everyday water use, our dependence on local rainfall, the water cycle, and more. Presentations also can be tailored to focus on particular topics.