The Metro District provided a variety of opportunities for the local community to learn about wastewater treatment and the benefits to the environment in 2016. The District organized outreach activities including:
- Two professional development classes for local teachers
- Open House and Annual Stakeholder Meeting at the METROGRO Farm
- Tours of the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF)
The Metro District also participated in events and activities sponsored by other organizations:
- Bike to Work Day breakfast station along the South Platte River
- Three area water festivals geared toward education of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students – including the Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster Water Festival, the Aurora Water Festival, and the Denver Water Festival
- Educational booth at the Colorado Science Teachers Conference
Nearly 25 people turned out for the annual Stakeholder Meeting and Open House at the METROGRO Farm on September 10, 2016. Guests enjoyed a large equipment display and learned how the Metro District coordinates land application and farming operations at the facility in Deer Trail.
The Metro District sponsored a Bike to Work Day breakfast station near the RWHTF outfalls.