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Workshop: When To Plant Water Saving Garden Friendly Plants

Redlands, CA – Are you ready to transform your yard into a more sustainable landscape? Now is the best time to plant water saving garden friendly plants! Attend the Water Conservation Workshop Series which will be held at the Demonstration Garden on California State University of San Bernardino’s campus to learn and grow!

On January 20th from 9am-12pm, the first workshop will focus on irrigation and transitioning from spray sprinklers to a drip system. Anita Matlock will provide an in-depth presentation and hands-on opportunity to increase your knowledge and decrease your water usage.

On February 3rd from 9am-12pm, the second workshop will attend to the need to care for drought stressed trees. Nancy Sappington will lead a presentation on proper pruning techniques, pests, and watering recommendations.

On February 24th from 9am-12pm, the third workshop will address how to develop a sustainable landscape. Janet Hartin will suggest water saving garden friendly plants as well as California native species to implement into your yard and transition to a more sustainable landscape.

On March 3rd from 9am-12pm, the fourth event in the series will be an Incentives Fair where you can gather information on water saving rebates and have a question and answer session with University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

At the end of each workshop attendees will receive water saving garden friendly plant giveaways and can enter in a prize raffle. Please RSVP to ensure the appropriate amount of giveaways and to receive a parking pass.

This Water Conservation Workshop Series is brought to you by the partnership between San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) and Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD).

Valley District imports water into its service area through participation in the State Water Project (SWP) and manages groundwater storage within its boundaries. It has specific responsibilities for monitoring groundwater supplies in the San Bernardino and Colton-Rialto basins and maintaining flows at the Riverside Narrows on the Santa Ana River. It fulfills its responsibilities in a variety of ways, including importing water through the SWP for direct delivery and groundwater recharge and by coordinating water deliveries to retail agencies throughout its service area. Valley District covers about 353 square miles in southwestern San Bernardino County and serves a population of about 695,000. It spans the eastern two-thirds of the San Bernardino Valley, the Crafton Hills, and a portion of the Yucaipa Valley and includes the cities and communities of San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, Bloomington, Highland, East Highland, Mentone, Grand Terrace, and Yucaipa.

The IERCD is a public agency that provides preservation, restoration, education and outreach services to over 25 cities and unincorporated communities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  IERCD operates under the guiding principle that the quality of the environment determines the corresponding quality of life, and works accordingly to improve local habitat sustainability for the benefit of all area dependent species.  The Water Conservation Workshop Series is just one of the many events planned and/or participated in by IERCD Board and staff, in an effort to spread the message of the importance of conservation of natural resources. If you would like to know more about IERCD please visit or call (909) 799-7407.

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