El Centro, California (Dippy Duck is making the rounds)…Around 25,000 school children will hear his message by June 11th. It is Water Safety Month.
The Imperial Irrigation District has been using the month, since 1959, to educate on the dangers of swimming or even just playing in any of the 3,100 miles of canals and drains in Imperial County. Since the 1960’s they have used the funny looking cartoon Duck to spread the serious message. The focus for Dippy Duck has been schools and school children. The theme for water safety month this year is “Stay Active, Play Safe, Be Cool. Presentations at 45 schools this year will also showcase Dippy’s ‘into the next century’ new look. To read more about Dippy Duck and his important message, go to his website dippyduck.com.