Local Teachers Receive Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Jan 14, 2022 Member Submitted News LAKE ELSINORE– Four teachers across Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s (EVMWD) service area have been awarded grants for classroom projects that help students understand the vital role of water in the community. The Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators, provided through Western Municipal Water District, help teachers incorporate hands-on water education into their curriculum. The program is named after Lois Krieger, a local water pioneer who served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 25 years. She served as the first female chairperson of Metropolitan and first female President of the Association of California Water Agencies. “Lois Krieger left a legacy that continues today,” shared Darcy M. Burke, board president at EVMWD. “Hands-on water education grants provide local students an increased understanding of water, its importance and empowers them to become exceptional water resource stewards. Through this program, EVMWD proudly continues honoring this long-time legacy and the woman that started it all.” The latest grant-funded projects include several gardening ventures, irrigation improvements, and composting materials to reduce food waste at a school-wide level. The 2022 winners include: Elda Conaway – William Collier Elementary School Jennifer Hamm – Railroad Canyon Elementary School Kevin Mobley – Elsinore High School Natalie Boggs – Shivela Middle School/Murrieta Mesa High School Collaboration The Krieger Grant Program is one of many ways that EVMWD supports local teachers in water education. From tours to curriculum, EVMWD provides a variety of free resources for schools in its service area. To learn more, visit www.evmwd.com/education. ### EVMWD provides service to over 159,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square mile service area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the District’s Web site at www.evmwd.com for additional information.