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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/WorkshopDescription of EventDateLocation
Tree Care During Drought

This class will address proper care, maintenance and irrigation techniques for promoting the long-term vitality and growth of trees in water-conserving gardens.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Stanford University, Rm. H,D,L, 340 Bonair Siding Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Garden Design Consulting

Bring an accurate scaled drawing of your garden or a screen shot from Google Earth, along with printed pictures, and your garden’s sun exposure and views. We’ll give you suggestions on which plants would do best in your garden. Many of these plants will be available for sale that day. We’ll also have sample garden plans gathered from various sources that you can use as a template for your own garden design. You can also let us know about other factors, such as whether you have deer, gophers, extremely heavy clay, or extremely rocky soil, how much you want to water, and any creatures you’d like to attract. We’ll have three garden designers available to help you with your plant selection.  This event is FREE.

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills

The Great Race for Saving Water

 

This family-friendly 5K race and community Earth Day festival is a fun, healthy way to celebrate the environment and our precious resources.  To register, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/greatrace

Saturday, April 30, 2016

9:00 am

 

Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Rd, Palo Alto
Drought Tolerant Landscapes

The class will discuss the elements that go into thinking about planning a garden, with a focus on a drought tolerant design. The class will include discussion on how to do it yourself, how to work with a designer, and how to choose a contractor.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Milpitas Senior Center, 40 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Sheet Mulching

This workshop will demonstrate how to “sheet mulch” an established garden for natural weed suppression. Sheet mulching is an effective and chemical-free process of removing lawn, promoting healthy soil and moisture retention, and keeping weeds away! Dress for the elements! Wear garden boots, a hat, gloves, and bring water and your hand pruners, along with any other garden tools you like. Tools will be available for those who don't have them.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature's Inspiration Gardens, 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Rainwater Harvesting and Graywater Reuse

Learn methods for harvesting rainwater and capturing household graywater for using in your garden and landscape. Discover techniques for assembling and maintaining an inexpensive system and storage methods for storing rainwater and using it as irrigation. Capturing rainwater also reduces water run-off of pollutants from entering our waterways.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape


Saturday, May 14, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Environmental Innovation Center, 1608 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose, CA
Tree Care During Drought

This class will address proper care, maintenance and irrigation techniques for promoting the long-term vitality and growth of trees in water-conserving gardens.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Stanford University, Rm. H,D,L, 340 Bonair Siding Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
Drought Resistant Landscape Designs

The class will discuss the elements for planning a garden, with a focus on a drought tolerant design. The class will include discussion on how to do it yourself, how to work with a designer, and how to choose a contractor.

Free but registration is required. Go to www.bayareaconservation.org/landscape

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Lucia Farnham-Hudson at (408) 808-3053 or lucia.farnham-hudson@sjlibrary.org


Wednesday June 1, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Pearl Avenue Branch Library,
4270 Pearl Ave.
San José, CA 95136

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Pam Crider at (408) 808-3070 or pam.crider@sjlibrary.org

 

Monday June 6, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Rose Garden Branch Library, 1580 Naglee Ave.
San José, CA 95126

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Michael Sarhad at (408) 808-3040 or michael.sarhad@sjlibrary.org


Wednesday June 8, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Ave.
San José, CA 95120

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Rita Morin at (408) 808-3068 or rita.morin@sjlibrary.org

 

Monday June 13, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Santa Teresa Branch Library, 290 International Circle
San José, CA 95119

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Casey McCoy at (408) 808-3050 or casey.mccoy@sjlibrary.org


Tuesday June 14, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Avenue
San José, CA 95132

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Maggie Kuo at (408) 244-4747 or maggie.kuo@sjlibrary.org


Wednesday June 15, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd.
San José, CA 95117

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Diana Learned at (408) 808-3090 or diana.learned@sjlibrary.org


Monday June 20, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave.
San José, CA 95127

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Leslie Tanaka-Loza at (408) 808-3066 or leslie.tanaka-loza@sjlibrary.org


Wednesday June 22, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S Blaney Ave.
San José, CA 95129

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This brief workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Renee Gimelli at (408) 808-3073 or renee.gimelli@sjlibrary.org


Monday June 27, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Educational Park Branch Library, 1772 Educational Park Dr.
San José, CA 95133

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Shirley Tanase at (408) 808 -3077 or shirley.tanase@sjlibrary.org


Tuesday June 28, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S Bascom Ave.
San José, CA 95128

Graywater Tools and Techniques to Succeed

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards.

For more information, contact Randall Studstill at randall.studstill@sjlibrary.org


Wednesday June 29, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Village Square Branch Library, 4001 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135