- 2019 Stormwater Speech Contest, 10/14/19
2019 Stormwater Speech Contest, 10/14/19
9 September 2019
Students grades 1-12 will have the opportunity to earn cash prizes through participation in the City of Lawton Stormwater Management’s Third Annual Speech Contest on Oct. 14 at Lawton City Hall, 212 SW Ninth. The competition begins at 6 p.m. and this year’s prompt is “What stormwater means to me.”
“One of our goals is to increase education and awareness about stormwater,” said Cynthia Williams, City of Lawton environmental specialist, “what better way to do that than by starting with our youth and next generation of leaders through this competition?”
Contest prizes include $25 to $100 gift cards; there are three categories of competition. Prizes are partially funded via a grant from the Friends of Blue Thumb/Oklahoma Conservation Commission. The goal of Blue Thumb is to provide stream protection through education and empowerment.
“The water we have today is the only water that we will ever have,” Williams said. “Everything we have revolves around the need to have clean water. It is so important that we protect our water quality.”
Stormwater Management, a division of Public Works, coordinates with Stormwater and Floodplain Management programs to ensure compliance with FEMA, EPA and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Those wishing to learn more about their roles and responsibilities may visit lawtonok.gov/departments/stormwater-management or call 580.581.3478.
Contest rules and flyers may be found at lawtonok.gov/publications/stormwater-speech-contest-2019.