5th Graders Help Protect OUR Creeks, River, Bay, Ocean, and Wildlife with Artwork

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News Date: 
May 30, 2018
5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Respect Mother Nature by Alexa

 

“Respect Mother Nature -throw trash away!”  ~Alexa Setterquist, Laurel Wood Elementary

 


 

Congratulations & THANK YOU, 5th Grade Artists!

The City of Salinas wanted to bring attention to preserving our valuable natural water resources, so we called upon our local 5th graders! 

Students submitted artwork to promote the prevention of litter and other pollution from entering our storm drains that flow to our ground water, streams, creeks, rivers, and the ocean. The artwork also demonstrates taking simple steps to prevent pollution on land to protect water resources and wildlife. 

Congratulations to our 10 selected contest winners!  Please watch for the pieces created by these talented students to be displayed in public facilities, on social media, and in print ads.

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Don't Trash the Planet by Victoria

 
“Don't trash the planet.”  ~Victoria Maravillas, Frank Paul Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Stopping Pollution is the BEST Solution by Fritzi

 
“Stopping Pollution is the Best Solution.”  ~Fritzi Matias, Fremont Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Pick Up Your Trash by Liz

 
“I can protect water resources and wildlife by picking up trash that I see on the ground.  I can recycle things to help the environment.”  ~Liz Chavarin, New Republic Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, To Keep the Earth Clean by Dayven

 
“To keep the earth clean is to recycle.  Also, don't litter.  Finally, don't dump stuff in the drain.”  ~Dayven Marqez, New Republic Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Stop Polluting by Lea

“I recycle a lot and don't use straws when I go out to eat.  I make sure to tell people not to throw trash in the gutter.  I try my best to tell my mom to help nature.”  ~Lea Uy, Roosevelt Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Don't Use Pesticides and Don't Litter by Jonathan

 
“To save Salinas wildlife I never spill anything down the drain."  ~ Jonathan Sandjong, New Republic Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Throw Away Trash, Save Sea Life by Marianna

 

​ "I protect water and wildlife by throwing trash in the trash can if I see it on the ground.  I don't use plastic water bottles.  I hope this inspires you to do the same.”  ~Marianna Acero, La Joya Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, Be Part of the Solution NOT the Pollution by Maya

 

“Be part of the Solution NOT the pollution.”  ~Maya Perez, Frank Paul Elementary

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Art Contest Winner, What Happens When You Litter? by Precious

 
“What happens when you litter? vs What happens when you throw your trash away?”  ~Precious Alvarez, Frank Paul Elementary