Water Conservation Coalition helps Vegas school
The Water Conservation Coalition is continuing to push for its community project at E.W. Griffith Elementary School, one of the oldest in the Clark County School District. The coalition recently held one of its twice-annual membership meetings and the landscape conversion plan at the school was a hot topic.
Watch the video below to meet those involved and learn more about the elementary school project.
$15,000 out of the $30,000 needed has been raised so far for the first phase of the project. The plan is to remove existing turf in the school’s courtyard and to add shade trees, seating and drought tolerant plants. Raised planters will be placed within a vacant space to produce a vegetable garden where students will learn how to grow and harvest food.
The coalition is in need of financial donations for this project, but also in-kind assistance with materials and plants. Another need is for volunteers to “roll up” their sleeves and assist with producing the garden.
The Griffith Elementary school project began in 2009, where the school was retrofitted with low-flow water fixtures and toilets. The Southern Nevada Water Authority did secure a federal grant to assist with some portions of the project. The estimated waters savings upon completion is 300,000 gallons per year.
Want to get involved?: Contact Morgan Bunker at 702-933-7777, ext. 308 for more information!