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Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Santa Rosa Water is excited to partner with local non-profit Daily Acts to host the following series of FREE water use efficiency workshops. Advance registration is required.


Past Webinars Available for Viewing

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Programming Your Irrigation Controller

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 1 to 3 p.m. | Sustainable Education Garden, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave

 Do you have an irrigation system at your home? Do you know how to program your controller to match site and weather conditions?

By programming your irrigation controller to match your landscape water needs you can save water and money while improving the health of your plants. Join Daily Acts, and Santa Rosa Water staff at the Sustainable Education Garden during Earth Day 2024 for a free hands-on workshop where you will learn the basic steps to program a controller, and how to use the various features.

In honor of Earth Day, each attendee will receive a free low water use plant!

Participants will also learn about additional tools and resources including weather-based controllers and weekly WaterSmart Yard recommendations that make seasonal controller programming easy and effective!

Join us to learn about:

  • The basic functions of an irrigation controller
  • How to program your controller to match the water needs of your landscape 
  • Tools and resources to help simplify the process

*Please note that attendance for this program will be limited to 50 people and advance registration is required. A waitlist will be available should this program fill up.

Registration is required: https://dailyacts.org/events-cal/santarosaprogrammingirrigationcontroller/

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Retain the Rain: Rain Gardens and Swales

Thursday, October 15, 2024 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

Rain gardens and swales aren't just beautiful landscape features -- they also help recharge ground water, reduce pollution in our waterways, provide habitat for butterflies, birds, and other pollinators and build soil health!

Join us for this FREE webinar to learn about how to design and install your own rain garden or swale!

Please come with your questions and curiosity as we explore this important topic.

Join this FREE program to learn about:

  • The ecological benefits of slowing, spreading and sinking stormwater runoff
  • How stormwater retention in our gardens and landscapes can help reduce the impacts of climate change
  • How to design and build rain gardens and swales

*Advanced registration is required: https://dailyacts.org/events-cal/santarosaretaintherain2024/

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WaterSmart Insect Investigation: A Billingual Program for All Ages

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon |Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Butterflies, grasshoppers, wiggly worms, and beetles! They’re in a Water Smart garden helping to keep our environment healthy. Join Santa Rosa Water and Daily Acts with bilingual instruction from LandPath’s expert staff for a FREE family-friendly journey through Bayer Farm’s two-acre community garden in the heart of Roseland*.   Learn how to tread lightly through the garden, observe, and identify the abundance of bugs and insects that can thrive in our landscapes.  We’ll discuss the benefits of a diverse landscape and how you can create and encourage habitat in your own garden.

This program is for all ages and will be presented in both English and Spanish!

*Attendance is limited to 50 people

Registration required: https://dailyacts.org/events-cal/santarosainsectinvestigation2024/

Investigación sobre los Insectos Beneficiosos en un jardín Water Smart / Un programa bilingüe para todas las edades

sábado, 18 de mayo | 10:00-12:30pm |Beyer Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Mariposas, saltamontes, gusanos y escarabajos. Están en un jardín Water Smart ayudando a mantener nuestro entorno saludable. Únase Santa Rosa Water y a Daily Acts y reciba enseñanza bilingüe del personal experto de LandPath para realizar un viaje gratuito y familiar por el jardín comunitario de dos acres de la Granja Bayer, en el corazón de Roseland*.   Aprenda a recorrer el jardín, observar e identificar la abundancia de bichos e insectos que pueden prosperar en nuestros paisajes.  Hablaremos de los beneficios de un paisaje diverso y de cómo puede crear y fomentar el hábitat en su propio jardín.

Este programa es para todas las edades y se presentará tanto en inglés como en español.

*La asistencia está limitada a 50 personas 

Se requiere registro: https://dailyacts.org/events-cal/santarosainsectinvestigation2024/

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