2. The Department of Environmental Protection Has an Annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest

For 30 years the Department of Environmental Protection has invited children and teens to participate in its annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. Each year, second through twelfth grade students in New York City and East and West of Hudson Watersheds create works that focus on all aspects of the water supply. This year’s contest centered on five themes including Water – A precious resource, The New York City Water Supply System and Harbor Water Quality and Healthy Marine Ecosystems.