Since 2008, the WEF Community Service Project has made a significant impact on several WEFTEC host cities, creating more than 6 rain gardens, 8 bioswales, 2 outdoor classrooms, and 1 stormwater managing walkway, all of which include hundreds of native plantings.

The future of the Community Service Project is bright and as each year passes, the projects get larger, the number of volunteers increases, and the impact grows. Help us continue this tradition by making a donation or volunteering to help with this year's project!

WEFTEC 2020 - St. Augustine High School

Location: St. Augustine High School

Date: Saturday, October 3

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

About: The 2020 WEF SYPC Community Service Project will take place in collaboration with Water Wise 7th Ward at St. Augustine High School, and will include constructing a bioswale with improved stormwater management and community stormwater educational components.

Transportation, lunch, and a project t-shirt are provided for all volunteers. Volunteer buses board at the New Orleans Convention Center at 8:30AM. Please arrive by 8:00AM to check-in and get your shirt. Buses will arrive back at the Convention Center by 4:00pm.


Register as a Volunteer

Registration for the WEF Community Service Project is required. To register as a volunteer, add the “WEF Community Service Project” to your WEFTEC Registration.

Contact WEF Staff, Megan Livak, with questions about registration.

If you are interested in helping plan this year’s project, please contact the 2020 Service Project Chairs, Maria Claudia Reed and Anniestacia Miskel. Service Project Committee volunteers help locate, design, secure materials, market and raise funds for the project.

Make a Donation

Funding for the Community Service Project and Water Palooza Education Day are provided entirely by donations. Both monetary and material donations are needed for this year’s project. Donations help us supply physical materials required for the construction of sustainable water projects that might not happen without our involvement.


  • Green level donors ($500): Name on the service project website, t-shirt for volunteers, and banner at project site. Promotion on social media and recognition in WEF newsletters.
  • Blue level donors ($1,000 or more): Logo on service project website, t-shirt for volunteers, and banner at project site. Promotion on social media and in WEF newsletters. Name recognition on educational sign at the service project site.
  • WEF Student & Young Professional Program Sponsors are also supporters of the WEF Community Service Project. The sponsorship levels and benefits are detailed at


**Note: Please donate by September 10th to receive listed donor benefits. Material donors will be recognized commensurate with the donation value. Contact the 2020 Service Project Chair, Maria Claudia Reed, to learn more about material donation opportunities.

Questions? Contact Us!

WEF Staff: Megan Livak, Students and Young Professionals Manager, 703-684-2400 x7220

Service Project Chairs:  Maria Claudia Reed, Josh Donegan and Anniestacia Miskel.