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9th Annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Returns Aug. 1-30 in Support of Water Quality Month

Campaign reminds people that even during tough times smart water use matters; Participants can nominate a charity in their city to receive a new-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE Hybrid and win thousands in eco-friendly prizes
DALLAS, TX, July 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation will relaunch in August as part of national water quality month, Aug. 1-30. The program, which was postponed in April due to the coronavirus, encourages residents across America to make small changes in their lives to better manage our water resources and improve the health of our ocean, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
Presented nationally by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, the campaign rewards residents who take part with a chance to win $3,000 toward their home utility bills, home irrigation makeovers, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and hundreds more eco-friendly prizes. Residents can also nominate a deserving charity in their city to receive a 2020 new-generation Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. Cities with the most residents that make pledges qualify for over $50,000 in prize drawings. Residents make their pledges online at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of August.
This year, the campaign will provide residents with more opportunities to get involved safely from home, including making water-friendly lifestyle changes on behalf of their city, undertaking home-based environmental projects that add up to cleaner, safer communities, and sharing tips and strategies with friends and neighbors. In addition, the campaign includes lesson plans, student activities, and home-based projects for teachers and parents to engage children about water conservation and environmental health in their community.
"It's more important than ever to maintain smart habits that support the health of the world around us -- especially when it comes to our water and air," said marine life artist and conservationist Wyland. "If the COVID-19 virus has taught us anything, it's that we can change behaviors for the benefit of everybody."
The non-profit campaign, which has included numerous live events, educational tours, and hundreds of city-led activities over the past decade, is presented in association with The Toro Company, EPA WaterSense, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS). Last year, mayors from 39 states encouraged residents to make more than 740,000 pledges to promote drought resiliency, protect watersheds, and reduce stress on aging water infrastructure The Challenge encourages residents to follow their city's progress throughout the month and to use that information to encourage friends, neighbors, businesses, and civic groups to get involved."
About the Wyland Foundation
Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects. www.wylandfoundation.org
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