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



Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Reuse - Featuring Presentations on Energy Upgrade & Peninsula Clean Energy
Wed Mar 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library - 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA
CANCELLED: Harnessing The Rain
Sat Mar 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall [Room 2A] - 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Designs In Landscape Architecture
Sat Mar 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Menlo Park Senior Center [Community Room] - 110 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
CANCELLED: Composting For Healthy Soil & Water Efficiency
Sat Mar 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall [Room 2A] - 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Alternatives To Lawn
Sat Mar 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Designs In Landscape Architecture
Sat Mar 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Menlo Park Senior Center [Community Room] - 110 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Gardening With Succulents - Feat. Presentations on Energy Upgrade & Peninsula Clean Energy
Sat Mar 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
Installing/Converting Irrigation Systems
Sat Mar 18, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1248 South Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
INTEREST LEVEL REQUESTED - Gardening With Succulents in Redwood City
Sun Mar 19, 11:48 am - 12:00 am - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
Irrigation 101: Efficient Irrigation Equipment & Systems
Sat Mar 25, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Rinconada Library [Embarcadero Room] - 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Lawn Replacement 101
Sat Apr 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Menlo Park Senior Center [Community Room] - 110 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Graywater Reuse: Laundry To Landscape
Sat Apr 1, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Rinconada Library [Embarcadero Room] - 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Water Wise Edibles & Pollinator Friendly Plants
Sat Apr 1, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1248 South Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Sustainable Edible Gardening
Sat Apr 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall [Room 2A] - 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
[Part 1] Drought Tolerant Landscape Design
Tue Apr 4, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Drought Tolerant Landscape Design & Planning
Sat Apr 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Barbara Lee Senior Center - 40 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Design Your Own Native & Drought Tolerant Garden
Sat Apr 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
[Part 2] Drought Tolerant Plant Selection
Tue Apr 25, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Native & Drought Tolerant Planting
Sat Apr 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Barbara Lee Senior Center - 40 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Tree Care & Maintenance
Sat Apr 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Maintaining Native Gardens
Sat Apr 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mitchell Park Community Center [El Palo Alto Room] - 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Rainwater Harvesting - Featuring Presentations On Peninsula Clean Energy
Sat Apr 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Burlingame Library - 480 Primrose Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010
[Part 3] Drought Tolerant Landscape Installation
Tue May 2, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Water-Efficient Edible Gardening
Sat May 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Demystifying Your Irrigation System
Sat May 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
Native & Drought Tolerant Plants: Planting Techniques
Sat May 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Parent/Child Workshop: Basic Horticulture 101
Thu May 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mid-Peninsula Water District - 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
Permeable Hardscape Maintenance & Repair
Sat May 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110
Habitat Gardening
Sat May 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
[Part 4] Drought Tolerant Landscape Maintenance
Tue May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Native & Drought-Tolerant Plants
Sat May 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Designs In Landscape Architecture
Wed May 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library - 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA
Alternatives to Lawn
Thu Jun 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
ACWD Headquarters [Board Room] - 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Whole House Water Conservation
Sun Jun 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Open to the Public
San Mateo Arboretum Society - 101 9th Ave (Located In Central Park By Rose Garden), San Mateo, CA 94401
Alternatives to Lawn
Sat Sep 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
ACWD Headquarters [Board Room] - 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Pruning Techniques for Native Plants and Trees
Sat Sep 9, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1248 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Designing Native and Drought-Tolerant Gardens
Sat Sep 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Permeable Hardscape Installation Methods: Pavers and Perk Grout
Sat Sep 30, 9:00 am - 11:30 am - Open to the Public
1634 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose, CA 95133
Water-Efficient Edible Gardening Workshop
Sat Oct 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Installing/Converting to Drip Irrigation
Sat Oct 7, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1634 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose, CA 95133
Native and Drought-Tolerant Plants
Sat Nov 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Native and Drought Tolerant Plants and Planting Techniques
Sat Nov 4, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1634 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose, CA 95133
Water-Conscious Tree Planting and Maintenance
Sat Nov 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pollinator Friendly Native and Drought Tolerant Plants
Sat Nov 18, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1248 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Nature’s Inspiration Gardens
Sat Dec 9, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
411 Seymour St. San Jose, CA 95110

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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