FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2018
Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Event at Walnut Creek Intermediate
Who: Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ConFire, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 6th-8th grade students at WCI
What: Creek and channel safety assembly including demonstrations by ConFire, poster contest winners and information on how to be safe around creeks and channels.
Where: Walnut Creek Intermediate School, 2425 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA
When: Thursday, October 11th – In the Multi-Purpose Room; First assembly 11:45am – 12:25pm; Second assembly 12:35pm – 1:15pm; 11:45am – 1:15pm Confire equipment on display on the blacktop
In 2011, two former Walnut Creek Intermediate students who later attended Las Lomas High School, died in a tragic accident while attempting to raft in a local flood control channel. Since then the Flood Control District annually outreaches to all schools within the County to raise awareness of being safe around creeks and flood control channels. Media must check in at the office.
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us at http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/227/Public-Works.
Contact: Steve Padilla, (925) 723-2382