IMPERIAL COUNTY— Imperial Irrigation District water safety mascot Dippy Duck and the district’s board of directors presented $14,000 in summer activity grants to Imperial Valley communities and school districts as part of the district’s water safety campaign during the June 28 board meeting.
Funds are intended to help communities and school districts make swimming pools and other activities available for children during the hot summer months, supporting Dippy Duck’s message to stay away from canals and water ways. In 2016, the safety mascot celebrated his 50th year of the successful campaign to promote water safety.
Summer activity grants were awarded to: City of Imperial, City of Brawley, City of Calipatria, City of Westmorland, City of El Centro, City of Holtville and the Calexico Unified School District. A grant of $2,000 is pending for Imperial Valley College.
For more information, visit www.dippyduck.com where fun-filled interactive games and activities are featured. Information about local summer programs, pool and library locations and hours are also posted there.