Wyland Foundation Announces Water Conservation Awareness Partnership With The Toro Company

Wyland Foundation Announces Water Conservation Awareness Partnership With The
Toro Company

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With water conservation a
top of mind issue among millions of Americans, the Wyland Foundation and The
Toro Company today announced a new outreach partnership to promote the
efficient use and responsible stewardship of this precious resource.

The announcement expands the relationship between the two organizations, who
began working together in 2014 on the National Mayor's Challenge for Water
Conservation (mywaterpledge.com), a national competition among cities
nationwide to see who can be the most "water wise." The competition asks
mayors across the county to encourage residents to make a series of online
pledges aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use. This year
residents from 3,600 cities across the United States made water conservation

"The Toro Company has demonstrated its commitment to the efficient use of
water over and over again," said Wyland, renowned artist, conservationist, and
founder of the Wyland Foundation. "They share our belief that innovation and
creativity can not only make people's lives better, they can protect the
natural resources that we all depend on."

The partnership will include expanding awareness of the National Mayor's
Challenge for Water Conservation through Toro's corporate channels and
distribution networks, outreach campaigns utilizing the Wyland Clean Water
Mobile Learning Center, a 1,000 square foot science museum on wheels featuring
a running river, video microscopes, computer model simulations, a 40 person
onboard theater dedicated to raising understanding of urban runoff, and a city
scape model with actual falling rain. Additionally, the partnership will
extend the mutual goal of raising awareness about the importance of efficient
water use through community events, trade shows, school presentations and art

Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for
environmental outreach, teaching millions of students around the world to
become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and
wetland. The foundation's efforts had led to strategic alliances with the U.S.
Olympic Team, United Nations, U.S. Environmental protection Agency, National
League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, Toyota, and Walt Disney Studios. The
Toro partnership builds on this tradition of bringing together public and
private agencies to support conservation efforts across the nation.

About the Wyland Foundation

Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of
100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit
organization, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the
county about our ocean, rivers, lakes streams, and wetlands. The foundation's
latest projects include the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation,
National "Water Is Life" Classroom Mural Challenge, the Wyland Clean Water
Mobile Learning Experience, and FOCUS (Forests, Oceans, Climate – and us), a
partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, and numerous non-profits to
teach young people about the future of our water supplies, climate, and global
health. www.wylandfoundation.org

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative
turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor
lighting solutions. With sales of more than $2 billion in fiscal 2013, Toro's
global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong relationships
built on integrity and trust, constant innovation and a commitment to helping
customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.
Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of
strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public
green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural
fields.More information is available at www.toro.com.

CONTACT: Steve Creech
         Executive Director
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