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



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
Rainwater Harvesting
Sat Sep 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] 550 East Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Do it Yourself: Convert Spray to Drip Irrigation
Sat Sep 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94541
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 Wise Edible Gardens
Sat Sep 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94541
Maintaining Native Gardens and Leak Detection
Sat Sep 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Rinconada Library [Embarcadero Room] 1213 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Enter through the doors facing the Art Center)
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
Drought-Tolerant Landscape Design
Sat Oct 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Open to the Public
1600 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough CA 94010
Gardening with Succulents
Thu Oct 19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Oct 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] 550 East Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Installing/Converting Irrigation Systems
Sat Oct 21, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
1248 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
What to Do With That Difficult Planting Area!
Sat Oct 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
Lawn Replacement with Native and Drought Tolerant Plants
Wed Nov 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae CA 94030
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
*CANCELLED: Designing Native Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting
Sat Nov 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Lucie Stern Community Center [Community Room] 1305 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94301
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
Parent/Child Edible Gardening Workshop
Tue Nov 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mid-Peninsula Water District, 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
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
Water-Efficient Edibles & Pollinator Friendly Plants
Sat Nov 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] 550 East Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
How-To: Converting Spray to Drip Irrigation
Sat Nov 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062
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
Native and Drought Tolerant Planting Techniques
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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