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IRWD unveils new look for water conservation mascot

Britany Long, a 2011 graduate of Beckman High School, was recently honored by the Irvine Ranch Water District for designing an updated look for the IRWD water conservation mascot, Aqua Duck.

"IRWD is pleased to honor Britany Long for redesigning our long-honored water conservation and education mascot, Aqua Duck," said Mary Aileen Mattheis, IRWD Board President. "Her artwork will be used as IRWD's official mascot on all education materials going forward."

The Aqua Duck makeover contest was held in the spring and summer of 2011. The conservation mascot has been helping educate students since the early 1980’s. In conjunction with the District's 50th Anniversary year, it was time to bring him into the new millennium with a make-over. The contest received entries from students of all ages from schools within the IRWD service area.

After careful consideration, Britany’s artwork was selected to represent Aqua Duck. She will be attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco later this month. Britany’s winning entry will be used as the official education mascot on all IRWD Discovery Science Center materials.

For more information on IRWD education programs, please visit our website.

Aqua Duck make-over design winner Britany Long, center, is flanked by IRWD Board Members Doug Reinhart, Steve LaMar, Board President Mary Aileen Matheis and Board Member Peer Swan.

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