2016-17 DROPS Grant-Funded Engineering Project at
El Camino Creek
Student interns at El Camino Creek studied the stormwater runoff on their campus and proposed a structural Best Management Practice to mitigate stormwater pollution and improve drought resistance. With the help of the DROPS grant, the school district approved construction of several bioretention areas in the campus quad as well as new rain barrels to collect and store runoff during peak storm events.
January 2017 - Walk Through
Potential contractors review the final plans with interns to prepare their bids.
February 2017 - Bid Opening
Along with help from the District's Purchasing Department, interns review the contractor's bids and award the contract.
April 2017 - Construction
While the students were on their Spring Break, interns supervised construction in the quad.