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Surviving the Drought: Irrigation Workshops Will Help Landscape Professionals Use Water Efficiently Amid New Restrictions

San Jose Event Will Be Given in English and Spanish

Dave Fujino, Executive Director

CA Center for Urban Horticulture (530) 754-7739
Doug Carlson, DWR Information Officer (916) 653-5114

SACRAMENTO – Mandatory new restrictions on water use are being implemented throughout California as the state begins its fourth consecutive summer of drought. To help professional landscapers improve water use efficiency, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at UC Davis will hold three workshops over the next few weeks.

The workshop will feature indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations. Additional materials will be provided to all attendees after the event. The $20 registration fee includes an attendance certificate that can be used to obtain Continuing Education Units.

The workshops:

Stockton, May 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center.  Workshop conducted in English.

South Lake Tahoe, June 5, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.1 College Way, Lake Tahoe Community College.  Workshop conducted in English.

San Jose, June 17, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose Masonic Center.  Workshop conducted in both English and Spanish.

Information on registration can be found here. Call 530-752-6642 for information.

Similar workshops for landscape professionals were held last year in Truckee, Roseville, Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, Walnut Creek, Fresno, Riverside, San Diego, La Jolla, Arcadia and Irvine.

Note to Media: CCUH Executive Director Dave Fujino will be available for on-site interviews at the workshops; his mobile number is 530-902-6818.

For more than two years, California has been dealing with the effects of drought. To learn about all the actions the state has taken to manage our water system and cope with the impacts of the drought, visit Drought.CA.Gov.

Every Californian should take steps to conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com.

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