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Free Family-Friendly ‘Follow The Flush’ Wastewater Walk On May 5

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Post Date:04/10/2018 12:08 PM


April 10, 2018



Beth Tobey, Arts Program Manager, (831) 420-5154

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166

Rebecca Elmquist, FICTILIS Media Specialist, (917) 971-9401


SANTA CRUZ — Follow the Flush 5K walk brings awareness of Santa Cruz wastewater with art, games and humor on Saturday, May 5. The family-friendly event begins at UC Santa Cruz with walking groups departing from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The walk follows the path of Santa Cruz wastewater through natural and urban landscape with art installations and performances, interactive water displays, and a variety of family-friendly games and activities. The walk concludes at the City of Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility where free tours are offered at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Advance registration is recommended. All activities are free of charge.

Part of an ongoing series of walks held in various cities, Follow the Flush is supported by the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Arts Commission and co-developed by independent artist studio FICTILIS, an undergraduate research group within the DANM department at UC Santa Cruz, and other artists and organizations in the Santa Cruz community.

What:  “Follow the Flush” Wastewater 5K Walk

Where: Start: East Remote Parking Lot, UC Santa Cruz

Finish: Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility, 110 California St. Santa Cruz 95060

When: Saturday, May 5: Walks depart from 9:30 a. m. to noon; Wastewater Treatment Plant tours are at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. for adults and children at least age 9 years old. Closed-toe shoes are required.




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