AGUA ES VIDA WATER CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
June 12 - July 28, 2017
"I think what I got the most out of this program is a sense of community. I never really cared to know more about the people and resources in my area, but because of this program I have now opened myself up more to the place where I live." comments from high school senior and student participant
Who and what
Eight students from Rio Grande High School (South Valley, Albuquerque, New Mexico) become familiar with water conservation, community mapping, alternative building techniques, and ecological restoration. Project support was by: Rio Grande High School, City of Albuquerque Job Mentorship, New Mexico Water Collaborative, Toyota Together Green Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners Program, and others.
Conserved water by helping build over 10 Berm and Basin structures to capture rainwater runoff, moving 15 tons of rock
Rafted the Rio Grande for First time (The racecourse), Completed 25 hours of classroom time