The Valley Water Youth Commission is made up of 21 high school students throughout Santa Clara County, each appointed by one of the seven board members. It is an official board advisory committee that assists the board with public policy, education, outreach, and all matters impacting Santa Clara County youth. The Youth Commission meets quarterly and each commissioner serves a 2-year term.
Interested in learning more? Submit your interest form to stay connected and learn more about upcoming opportunities!
Applications will open in May 2022.
To learn more, visit theAdopt-A-Bench Arts Program.
The Creek Stewardship group plays an essential role in helping the community take action and responsibility for our local creeks. Members can participate, promote, and come up with creative ways to engage the community in large events especially during times of COVID-19 when large gatherings are discouraged. On a smaller but more involved scale you can help Valley Water develop a better system to recruit volunteers for the Adopt-A-Creek program or adopt a creek yourself! There’s a lot of room for creativity and improvement to give the community a strong sense that they can be part of the litter solution in our creeks. Plus, you can get outside and see the visible difference you are making!
National River Cleanup - May 2021
Join us for the National River Cleanup taking place every Saturday in May. Register for one or all Saturdays (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) and do your part to keep our creeks clean!
保持我们的小溪干净,我们将清理our neighborhoods and local natural areas.
About National River Cleanup:
National River Cleanup is a national day of action to protect our rivers, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. Since its inception in 1991, American Rivers have engaged more than 1.3 million volunteers who have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country, covering more than 261,000 miles of waterways and removing more than 32.5 million pounds of litter and debris.
Job Shadowing and Mentorship
Youth Citizen Science Network
The Youth Citizen Science group was created to promote water-related Citizen Science projects to high school students throughout Santa Clara County. Citizen Science provides an opportunity for volunteers to collaborate with other agencies and to contribute data to scientific projects. Water Quality testing with a local environmental nonprofit was offered as an opportunity for Youth Commissioners to experience hands-on water quality testing at Steven’s Creek and the sub-committee members were looking for other opportunities to promote to youth throughout the county.
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