Ventura County Public Works to Host over 1,300 Local Students on May 23rd
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VENTURA, Calif. - Californer -- For this year's National Public Works Day on May 23rd, more than 1,200 students in Ventura County will visit the Ventura County Public Works Agency! National Public Works Day is an opportunity for kindergarten through high school students to learn about the world of public works. PWA provides water, sanitation, vertical construction, survey, grading, roads, transportation systems, controlling and conserving storm waters, and working as first responders for major events. This year's theme, "Connecting the World Through Public Works," highlights how public works professionals connect us through infrastructure, planning, and building.

VCPWA will transform the "G" lot at the Government Center into a display of heavy equipment and booths demonstrating the agency's work. Local students will participate in interactive demonstrations focused on science, technological innovations, illustrations of current engineering projects, career opportunities, and more.

"Public Works Day is one of our most fun days of the year. Our staff loves to showcase their work to protect and enhance the safety and quality of life in Ventura County and maybe inspire some public works agency staff of the future," said Jeff Pratt, PWA Director. "With the theme of 'Connecting the World Through Public Works,' it is important to note that we collaborate on many projects with the Ventura County Sheriff and the Ventura County Fire Department, as first responders for major events, as engineers in building county jails and other facilities, and in supporting our community during times of need. Employees of the other Ventura County departments will join us on May 23rd."

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Members of the public, as well as homeschooling parents, are invited from 11 am to 2 pm at the Government Center in Ventura on May 23rd.


About Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA)

VCPWA strives to deliver innovative, efficient, and cost-effective regional services that are essential to the health, safety, natural resources protection, and economic vitality of Ventura County and its residents. Established in 1954, VCPWA employs approximately 400 employees and comprises five departments: Central Services, Engineering Services, Roads & Transportation, Water & Sanitation, and Watershed Protection.

VCPWA continues to receive nationwide attention for its effective operations in improving, innovating, and ensuring projects for Ventura County's unincorporated 542 miles of roads, watersheds, levees, bridges, infrastructures, water and sanitation facilities, and billing services.

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Source: Ventura Public Works Agency
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