Students’ Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan accepted

Students representatives, including Charlie Stone, Martina Olivia, Sam Anderson, Nico Bohrer, Lucas Vorkoper and Peter Gao, witness as Encinitas School Board President Emily Andrade signs to accept the students’ Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) at a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at El Camino Creek Elementary.

At the meeting, nearly 100 fifth and sixth graders from six local elementary schools – El Camino Creek, Flora Vista, La Costa Heights, Mission Estancia, Ocean Knoll and Olivenhain Pioneer – used videos and oral reports to present the SWPPP research they had conducted throughout the year. For the past three years, teachers Bill Dean, Kathy Hacker, and Camille Sowinski have provided oversight and leadership for the SWPPP Internship program. The student “interns” at each school have completed SWPPPs, which include recommendations for reducing pollution that flows into the school’s storm drain system and out to the ocean.

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