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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   For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.


Name of Event/Workshop Description of Event Date Location
Replace Your Lawn With Drought-Tolerant Plants

Find out how to replace your lawn with drought-tolerant plants that will attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, while saving you time, water, and energy! You’ll hear how to create a water-efficient and low-maintenance landscape using California native and other water-saving plants, how to remove your lawn without chemicals and how install a simple drip irrigation system. We’ll also talk about how to drought-proof your plants so you can water less.

Register here:


Saturday, April 4, 2015

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA


Landscaping for a Dry California: Converting Thirsty Gardens to Climate Appropriate Landscapes

Come join us for two informative landscaping talks:

Landscaping for a Dry California: Converting Thirsty Gardens to Climate Appropriate Landscapes. Speaker: Ashley Carter. 10:00 am

Plants with Purpose: Supporting Pollinators, Speaker: Michael Craib. 2:00 pm.

Cost: free (no pre-registration required).


Saturday, April 11, 2015

10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Summerwinds Nursery, 4606 Almaden Expressway, San Jose

Spring Garden Market

The Spring Garden Market, presented by the Friends of Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, features tomatoes, peppers, ornamentals, herbs, garden talks, vendors and food trucks. 

For more information, go to


Saturday, Apirl 11th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


History San Jose, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose
Going Native Garden Tour

The 12th Annual Going Native Garden Tour is a free, self-guided tour of home gardens featuring California Native Plants that are water-wise, attractive, low maintenance, low on chemical use, and bird and butterfly friendly. 

Locations throughout Santa Clara Valley and the Peninsula.  Talks and native plant sales at select gardens. 

Free admission; registration is required.  Go to 


Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015

10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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