Announcement

Help Us Make a Big Splash on the 2017 Big Day of Giving
Schedule your donation by May 4th!

The Big Day of Giving, or BDOG, is the annual online giving challenge, first launched in 2014 in the Sacramento region.The Water Education Foundation, based in midtown Sacramento, will be participating in BDOG for the first time on Thursday, May 4! 

Last year’s Big Day of Giving celebration raised $7 million for nonprofit organizations in the greater Sacramento area and highlighted the good work happening here in our community!

Help us meet our fundraising goal of $20,000 during the BDOG online campaign! Visit this link to schedule your online donation in support of the Foundation today for processing on May 4, 2017 or you can visit the same link on May 4th! 

Minimum donation is only $15. But if you donate $100 or more, we will send you a beautiful California water map!

Your donation will help us to continue educating the public about the importance of water in California and the Southwest by supporting these key programs and others:

  • Aquafornia, our free online news aggregator site. Each week day, Aquafornia covers California water news from both traditional and non-traditional news sources, presenting the many sides and views of the water picture, with the goal of fostering an understanding of various positions and discussion toward resolution of these often controversial issues.
  • Aquapedia, a free online “encyclopedia of water” that centers on resource articles supplemented with photos, videos, interactive maps and other online tools. Together, they provide background and context to understanding California’s complex water issues.
  • Project WET (water education for teachers) program, an interdisciplinary water science education program for formal and non-formal educators of kindergarten through 12th-grade students developed, field-tested and reviewed by educators and resource managers. As the Project WET California coordinator, the Water Education Foundation organizes and conducts workshops throughout the state. Online funds raised from the BDOG would[JB1]  be used to purchase Project WET Activity Guides for educators attending workshops and for general support of the program.
  • Water Tours are two- to three-day excursions that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers, and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater, and conservation are addressed by a wide range of speakers representing various viewpoints. Funds raised through BDOG will help to offset costs for scholarships given to those who might not otherwise be able to afford these important educational excursions.

You can also support the Water Education Foundation’s efforts by letting your friends and family know about the value of the programs and publications produced by the Foundation, and encouraging them to consider making a donation of their own. Thanks for your support!

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