Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Harden Foundation, 25 girls at the center have been learning about water sheds and water conservation as part of their STEM-based learning activities at the Center. They have taken this knowledge and put it into practice through a massive effort to paint every single storm drain in their community! Every other week, the girls go around their community to help clean and add fresh paint to neighborhood storm drains, which are designed to drain excess rain and ground water from surfaces such as paved streets and car parks.
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The Harden Foundation was established in 1963 by Ercia and Gene Harden. Their hard work and good fortune in agriculture in the Salinas Valley produced the legacy that has, through their foresight and generosity, become today's Harden Foundation. The Harden Foundation is committed to funding to a variety of qualified nonprofit organizations in Monterey County and hopes to continue to develop other resources that will benefit and aid them in their missions to serve local communities.