Saving water to be topic April 16 at Engage Encinitas Citizens Academy


Join Engage Encinitas and the League of Women Voters for the inaugural session of the Engage Encinitas Citizens Academy, set for 6 p.m. April 16 at the community room of the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The first topic is “Water: Every Drop Counts” (the first in a monthly series).

Hear from a panel of experts from water agencies and environmental groups working to provide a reliable, drought-proof source of water in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. Learn what we citizens can do to help protect and manage our water supply.

To register for the free event, visit

On the panel: Mike Thornton, general manager, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority; Joey Randall, customer service manager, Olivenhain Municipal Water District and Cardiff resident; Dadla Ponizil, owner/operator of Ponizil Energy. Representatives from the local League of Women Voters of North County will moderate the session. For information, visit

To encourage citizens to learn more about water policy in the Western United States and come prepared with questions, participants are encouraged to read this month’s “Engaged Readers” pick, Mark Reisner’s “Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water.” The group will also be posting pertinent water-related articles to its Facebook page in advance of the meeting.

Upcoming topics will include transportation, urban agriculture, disaster preparedness, coastal health and more.