Annual Blood Drive
Valley Center Municipal Water District hosted its Second Annual Blood Drive with the San Diego Blood Bank on March 14, 2018. The San Diego Blood Bank is the primary supplier of blood to hospitals throughout San Diego and Orange Counties.
The blood drive, located in the District parking lot, is open to all community members and water district employees. This year there were 13 donors that participated in the blood drive, an increase from last year’s blood drive participation. We want to thank the members of the community and our employees that came out to support this worthy cause. The District plans to host the blood drive annually, if you are interested in participating in next year’s event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCMWD Participates in “Ag Day” Event
Springtime in Valley Center means Agriculture Day at the Gang Ranch off Cole Grade Road. There are typically about 1,000 students from the Lilac Elementary School and the Valley Center Elementary School who take a break from the classroom and experience local agriculture, from cow milking, planting crops, understanding beneficial bugs to the importance of keeping our environment clean.
On the water front, VCMWD staff spoke to and distributed water-related activity books to each student to take home or to the classroom. The kids always enjoy the SD County’s Office of Education Splash Lab and Green Machine. Both of these mobile class labs are fully funded by VCMWD. When staff questioned the kids on water saving ideas, they are always amusing and entertaining. The bottom line is the students are aware of the importance of water, and offer adults some clever ways to save water.