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Events and Workshops

Events and workshops
The Santa Clara Valley Water District participates in many community outreach events. If you would like information about the water district attending your event, just click here to fill out the request form. Send your completed form to conservation@valleywater.org. For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Name of Event/Workshop

Description of Event

Date

Location


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:
  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other questions, contact (408) 777-3120.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)


Quinlan Community Center

10185 N Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 262-1171.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Milpitas Library

160 N Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035

Going Native Garden Tour 2017


Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants.  This community-based tour is free of charge to the public.  Each tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format. 

For more information, please click here.

 


Saturday, April 22, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Various Locations in Santa Clara Valley and the Peninsula

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.

 
Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3080.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Cambrian Branch Library

1780 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95124

Town of Los Gatos Spring Into Green Event


The Town of Los Gatos' Spring into Green Event celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Day and Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month.  This sustainability event will have environmental vendors and partners from the local community hosting interactive booths.  This will be a family friendly event, with hands-on activities and music for all ages.  Free.

 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Town Plaza in downtown Los Gatos, corner of W. Main Street and Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Do It Yourself - Native Garden Series

Are you interested in designing and installing a drought tolerant garden? Come join your fellow neighbors in a 4-part class series where you will learn all the steps involved with creating a beautiful garden of your own!

Part 1 - Landscape Design - April 4th
Part 2 - Plant Selection - April 25th
Part 3 - Landscape Installation - May 2nd
Part 4 - Landscape Maintenance - May 16th

Free!! Registration Required. www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape - (650) 349-3000

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mountain View Library,
585 Franklin St, Mountain View

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3077.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Bascom Branch Library

1000 S Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
Native & Drought Tolerant Planting

Learn how and why drought tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency.

Register here.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 am

Barbara Lee Senior Center - 40 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Maintaining Native Gardens

Learn how maintenance of water-conserving landscapes differs from that of traditional landscapes. Lecture topics will include the care and maintenance of native and drought-tolerant plants, soil, and irrigation devices.

Register here.

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mitchell Park Community Center [El Palo Alto Room] - 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Do It Yourself - Native Garden Series

Are you interested in designing and installing a drought tolerant garden? Come join your fellow neighbors in a 4-part class series where you will learn all the steps involved with creating a beautiful garden of your own!

Part 1 - Landscape Design - April 4th
Part 2 - Plant Selection - April 25th
Part 3 - Landscape Installation - May 2nd
Part 4 - Landscape Maintenance - May 16th

Free!! Registration Required. www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape - (650) 349-3000

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mountain View Library,
585 Franklin St, Mountain View

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3068.

 


Saturday, May 6, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Santa Teresa Branch Library

290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119
Native & Drought Tolerant Plants: Planting Techniques

This class will discuss and demonstrate planting techniques associated with water-efficient and low-maintenance native and drought tolerant plants. Learn how and why drought tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency.

Register here.

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Do It Yourself - Native Garden Series

Are you interested in designing and installing a drought tolerant garden? Come join your fellow neighbors in a 4-part class series where you will learn all the steps involved with creating a beautiful garden of your own!

Part 1 - Landscape Design - April 4th
Part 2 - Plant Selection - April 25th
Part 3 - Landscape Installation - May 2nd
Part 4 - Landscape Maintenance - May 16th

Free!! Registration Required. www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape - (650) 349-3000

 

Tuesday, May16, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mountain View Library,
585 Franklin St, Mountain View

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3060.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Evergreen Branch Library

2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose, CA 95121


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3073.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Educational Park Branch Library

1772 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Cupertino Community Hall

10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014

Bay Area Eco Gardens Events

To learn about other events featuring water efficiency, drought-tolerant plant selection, irrigation design & maintenance, as well as composting, check out www.bayareaecogardens.org/

QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at Conservation@valleywater.org.