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Local Student Spotlighted in Regional “Being Water Wise Is..” Calendar

By December 20, 2023January 3rd, 2024No Comments

LAKE ELSINORE, CA – Gabriella Castro, a 4th-grade student at Railroad Canyon Elementary School, has achieved top honors in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s annual student art contest. Her artwork will be showcased in the “Being Water Wise Is…” 2024 calendar, among other poster contest winners.

Gabriella’s submission, one of 37 entries selected amongst thousands of entries submitted across Southern California, triumphed in a local contest by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD). Her art advanced to the regional calendar competition, depicting a vibrant underwater scene with the impactful message, “Water is life; use it wisely.”

Gabriella’s teacher, Isela Salgado, played a significant role in guiding and nurturing her artistic talent.

Chance Edmondson, EVMWD Board President, stated “Gabriella’s vibrant artwork in the ‘Being Water Wise Is..’ calendar serves as a powerful reminder of the impact of small actions. Kudos to Ms. Salgado and our local schools for fostering creativity and empowering students to be catalysts for positive change.”

The “Being Water Wise Is…” 2024 calendar, features creative messages on water conservation and will be distributed to approximately 13,000 recipients. Its is also available for download at under the Student Art program page.

EVMWD’s educational programs encourage local schools to creatively explore environmental responsibility and foster environmental stewardship. Furthermore, EVMWD integrates water education into local classrooms, providing free materials, presentations, and activities- all complimentary to educators within EVMWD’s service area.

For more information about EVMWD’s water education programs, visit “Being Water Wise Is..” 2024 calendars are available in limited supply at the EVMWD customer lobby upon request.