Water Conservation Programs

Landscape Education Classes

Landscape Education Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall of each year.


Learn how to garden beautifully while reducing your water use.  BAWSCA’s Landscape Educated Classes are designed to introduce homeowners, commercial property managers, landscape service providers, and others to the concepts of water-efficient and sustainable landscaping.
 

FREE Classroom Lectures and Hands-On Workshops focus on:

  • Sustainable Landscaping
    • Understanding Water-Use Efficiency in the Landscape
    • Use of California Native and Drought Tolerant Plants
    • Creating Healthy Soil
  • Alternatives to Lawn
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Water Efficient Irrigation Practices
  • Parent/Child Gardening Workshop
     

Water Conservation 101

Learn how to reduce your water consumption, help our local water shortage, and save money! BAWSCA’s Water Conservation 101 classes present important facts and updates on the recent water restrictions, ways to check and control your own home water usage, and how to take advantage of rebate and resource opportunities.

All Classes and Events



Everything you ever wanted to know about succulent care and design
Sun Feb 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Open to the Public
San Mateo Arboretum Society, 101 Ninth Ave, San Mateo CA. Enter San Mateo Central Park at Ninth Ave & Palm Ave.
Alternatives to Lawn
Sat Mar 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center: 550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale CA 94088 (Laurel Room)
Designing Native Gardens
Thu Mar 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
ACWD Headquarters: 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538
Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns
Sat Mar 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mitchell Park Library, El Palo Alto Room: 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Using Compost In Your Garden Can Save Water
Sat Mar 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
NCCWD Headquarters: 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Using Compost In Your Garden Can Save Water
Sat Mar 23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall: 777 B Street Hayward, CA 9454
DIY A Native & Drought Tolerant Landscape Design
Wed Mar 27, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
City of Brisbane: 50 Park Place Brisbane, CA 94005
Pruning Techniques for Native Plants & Trees
Thu Mar 28, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library: 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Mar 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Open to the Public
Milpitas Senior Center: 40 N. Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room 140)
Part 1: Landscape Design
Tue Apr 2, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
City of Redwood City: 1400 Broadway , Redwood City, CA 94063
Rainwater Harvesting & Greywater Reuse
Wed Apr 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Milpitas Senior Center: 40 N. Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room 140)
Drought Tolerant Native Plant Gardening
Sat Apr 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Town of Hillsborough: 1600 Floribunda Avenue Hillsborough, CA 94010
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Apr 6, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall: 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94546
The Edible Garden
Sat Apr 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
NCCWD Headquarters: 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Part 2: Irrigation
Tue Apr 9, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
City of Redwood City: 1400 Broadway , Redwood City, CA 94064
Water-Efficient Organic Edible Gardening
Wed Apr 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library: 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
Designing Native Rain Gardens
Thu Apr 11, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library: 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Irrigation Equipment Upgrades
Sat Apr 13, 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Open to the Public
Milpitas Senior Center: 40 N. Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room 140)
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Apr 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center: 550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale CA 94088 (Laurel Room)
Water Efficient Alternatives to Lawn
Wed Apr 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Milpitas Senior Center: 40 N. Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room 140)
Harvesting Rainwater and Building a Rain Garden
Sat Apr 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Burlingame Rain Garden: Donnelly Avenue
Part 3: Plant Selection
Tue Apr 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
City of Redwood City: 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94064
Water-Efficient Native Plants and Edibles
Thu Apr 25, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library: 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Part 4:Landscape Installation
Sat Apr 27, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Open to the Public
City of Redwood City: 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94066
Sustainable Edible Gardening
Sat May 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall: 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94546
Irrigation Maintenance & Leak Detection
Sat May 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center: 550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale CA 94088 (Laurel Room)
Irrigation Equipment Upgrade and Landscape Water Use Efficiency
Sat May 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium: 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Design-It Yourself Native Plant Landscape
Tue May 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library: 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
Laundry to Landscape Graywater Installation
Thu May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library: 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Soil, Compost, and Mulch, oh my!
Sat May 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
ACWD Headquarters: 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538
Mini-Succulent Garden Workshop
Wed May 22, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
MPWD: 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
Design Your Own Native Plant Landscape
Wed May 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Burlingame Public Library: 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Maintaining Native Gardens and Leak Detection
Sat Jun 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
How Gray Water Can Cut Your Water Use and Save Money
Thu Jun 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Burlingame Public Library - at 480 Primrose Road

Rebates & Giveaways

High Efficiency Toilet Rebates

Up to $100 rebate for water-efficient toilets

Lawn Be Gone! Rebate

$1-$4 for every sq. ft. of lawn replaced

Rain Barrel Rebate

Up to $100 rebate for select rain barrels

Free Sprinkler Nozzles

Vouchers for free sprinkler nozzles at participating suppliers

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