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during the covid-19 pandemic we have virtual workshops that may be of interest to you 

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ASK THE WATER CONSERVATION TEAM: smart irrigation technologies - VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

Thursday, July 29 noon - 1pm

July is Smart Irrigation Month! Join us for our live (but to be recorded) webinar and learn about the City of Sacramento's efficient irrigation upgrade rebate program as well as smart irrigation controller rebates We will highlight our rebates and take your questions about various smart watering technologies.

We will talk for about 10- 15 minutes and leave the rest of the time for your questions.

Presenters include Lance Eicher, Water Conservation Specialist with the City of Sacramento, who is a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), Alek Crnogorac, Water Conservation Specialist also with the City of Sacramento and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and William Granger, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, who is a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper and a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

Register HERE

 

 

 

PAST  EVENTS

SMART IRRIGATION FOR YOUR TREESlunch and learn WEBINAR with the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento

This Webinar was on June 25.

Learn how to efficiently irrigate your trees this summer through this webinar, hosted by the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Tree Foundation. We will share details on the City's River Friendly Landscape rebate programs, as well as tips on the magic of mulching, slow watering strategies, and important things to consider with existing irrigation systems.

Presenters:
Pam Sanchez, ISA Arborist- Municipal Specialist, 15 years with the Sacramento Tree Foundation
William Granger, Water Conservation Coordinator, City of Sacramento. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

WATCH IT HERE

 

Ask the Water Conservation Team: Virtual office hours on our River Friendly Landscape Rebate Programs

This Webinar was held on Wednesday, May 26th  

 

Meet virtually with us and get your questions answered about the City of Sacramento's River Friendly Landscape Programs, specifically the $1.50/square foot turf grass rebate, the irrigation efficiency upgrade rebate, and the smart controller rebate. We will give a brief overview of the three and answer any questions you have about the programs.

 

Watch the recording here:

https://cityofsacramento-org.zoom.us/rec/share/UVCYQWCY1KonlHipUJ6ufKvA8gHveyILXSrenGJ9krCJz-P8f6ld9enCkZGdgrRc.gD9AxXO7AxTQmXkP?startTime=1622054760000

 

 

become a leak detective:take the 10 minute challenge

This Webinar happened Tuesday, March 30 at noon.  

 

Learn how to  find and fix leaks around your home and set up your own leak alert. We will highlight our rebates and share examples of common leaks and then it will be up to you to take the 10 minute fix-a-leak challenge.

Presenters included Fernando Salcido and Ryan Nassau,  Water Conservation Representatives with the City of Sacramento, who are also Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers (QWEL).

WATCH IT HERE


The Regional Water Authority(RWA) in partnership with local water suppliers will be hosting regular educational webinars throughout 2021.  The webinars  are free and open to all local water supplier customers in the Sacramento region.    Registration information at https://bewatersmart.info/webinars/

DROUGHT TOLERANT/MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE GARDENS - March 31, 2021 – noon to 1 pm

CREATING A POLLINATOR GARDEN - April 14, 2021 – noon to 1 pm



VIRTUAL TREE PRUNING

Our live webinar was Nov 19, 2020 at noon. 
Learn how to property prune your trees this fall and winter with Sacramento Tree Foundation’s very own Pamela Sanchez, after first receiving an overview on the City’s Water Conservation program rebates and services. Pamela Sanchez is the Education Programs Manager for the Sacramento Tree Foundation and has been gladly talking to people about trees for over a decade. She is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist. This free webinar is hosted by the City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities and will be recorded.

Missed it?  YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE

 

The Ins and Outs of Home Water Use

Our live webinar was at noon on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 
Learn about water savings opportunities both inside and outside of your home. Learn about the My Water customer web portal where you can view your hourly water use and set your own leak alerts. We will also focus more of our time on outdoor water use. We will talk for about 30 minutes and leave about 15 minutes for Q&A. It will be recorded.


Presenters included William Granger, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and Alek Crnogorac, Water Conservation Specialist also with the City of Sacramento and a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

 

This Webinar has ended - get a Powerpoint file of it HERE

Watch the video HERE

 

 

get water smart:  sacramento's irrigation upgrade program

Our live webinar was Tuesday July 28th.
Learn about the City of Sacramento's irrigation upgrade rebate program. Celebrate Smart Irrigation month, and learn what you can do to water more efficiently. We will highlight our rebates and share examples of situations that would benefit from an upgrade.

Presenters included William Granger, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Lance Eicher, Water Conservation Specialist with the City of Sacramento, who is a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), and Alek Crnogorac, Water Conservation Specialist also with the City of Sacramento and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE

 

BREAK UP WITH YOUR LAWN: THE BASICS TO CREATE A THRIVING LANDSCAPE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

“Break up with your Lawn Virtual workshop: If you are looking for another home improvement project while you are staying at home, consider taking out your grass lawn and putting in a water wise and colorful River-friendly landscape in its place. And you can get a rebate!  

Our free virtual workshop was recorded for you to watch at your leisure.

YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE

Presenters:

Cheryl Buckwalter, Landscape Consultant, Educator, & Designer with Landscape Liaisons

Martin Carrion van Rijn, C-27 Licensed Landscape Contractor and Landscape Designer, Landscape Symphonies

William Granger, Water Conservation Coordinator, City of Sacramento

 

BAY-FRIENDLY GARDEN MONTH: SUSTAINABLE GARDEN DESIGN (free)

Sponsored by our friends at the City of Napa and the Bay Friendly Landscaping Group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=9c4K9GgW70o&feature=emb_title

 

smart irrigation for your trees webinar (free) 

Topics: City of Sacramento’s rebates, identify water deficiencies in young and mature trees, how to water trees with various irrigation systems while saving water and following the City’s watering ordinance.

Having healthy trees at your home will improve air quality, provide shade in hot summer months, save you money on your electricity bill and will improve your property value. Smart choices and watering methods are key to keeping your trees alive and healthy in a water wise landscape.

This event was recorded

WATCH IT HERE

Speakers:

Pamela Sanchez is the Education Programs Manager for the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and has been gladly talking to people about trees for over a decade. She is an ISA certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist.

William Granger is the City of Sacramento’s Water Conservation Coordinator and is a certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor with the Irrigation Association. He has served as the City’s Water Conservation Coordinator since early 2013.