News from Desert Recreation District:
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources selected Desert Recreation District as a recipient of its Sustainability Award for the 4th District; the award was presented at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 2, 2017.
The Sustainability Award is given to those agencies or businesses who exemplify the five R’s: Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. Desert Recreation District provides youth programs that encourage environmental responsibility, and has taken measures such as replacing light fixtures throughout District facilities to reduce overall energy consumption, utilizing drought tolerant landscape in all new and renovation projects, and replacing drinking fountains with combination fountains that incorporate water bottle filling stations which encourage the use of reusable bottles and lowering the number of plastic water bottles going to the landfill.
As noted by Hans Kernkamp, General Manager and Chief Engineer for Riverside County Department of Waste Resources, “Desert Recreation District is clearly committed to the concepts of sustainability and has been practicing them conscientiously and consistently.”