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MEDIA ADVISORY: SFPUC and San Francisco Unified School District to Celebrate Opening of First Joint Green Infrastructure Project at Local School

Media Advisory

WHAT

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Supervisor Katy Tang, educators and students will celebrate the official opening of the City’s first jointly funded “Stormwater Schoolyard” at the Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School in the Sunset District.

The “Stormwater Schoolyard” is a pilot project with the aim of facilitating stormwater management and schoolyard greening initiatives to SFUSD schools. The project increases stormwater performance, provides opportunities for outdoor learning in an engaging manner and acts as a model for other local schools.

WHEN / WHERE

Wednesday, October 10, 8:45 a.m. 
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, 2051 34th Avenue, San Francisco

WHO

Harlan L. Kelly, Jr., General Manager, SFPUC 
Richard Curci, Assistant Superintendent, SFUSD 
Katy Tang, District 4 Supervisor 
Students, educators and teachers, RLS Elementary 

WHY

This is an opportunity to capture footage of the debut installation of green Infrastructure at a school within the SFUSD. This pilot project will increase stormwater management and provide new educational opportunities for RLS Elementary, and this event will offer chances to speak with students, educators and local leaders about the importance of the initiative.

ABOUT SFPUC

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco and generates clean power for municipal buildings, residents, and businesses. The SFPUC mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. 

ABOUT SFUSD

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 54,000 students every year. SFUSD’s mission is to provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

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Page updated on 10/09/18