By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville will host an introduction to outdoor water conservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 16 in Conference Room D at Victorville City Hall. This free workshop is open to Victor Valley residents who are 18 and older. Children age 10 and older may attend with a parent or guardian. Registration is required and available online at https://tinyurl.com/https-Outdoorwaterconsv.
Tony Walters, Irrigation Water Management Specialist with the Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District will teach this introduction to water conservation basics. Workshop attendees will learn water conservation strategies using mulch; basic residential drip-irrigation-system design; grading and soil erosion strategies; how to select desert-native, drought-tolerant plants; and how to apply for up to $2,000 in Turf Replacement Rebates offered by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
“Tony is a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist with a strong understanding of soil-plant-water relationships and a commitment to efficient water conservation,” said Donna McCormick, Water Conservation Supervisor for the City of Victorville. “Each attendee will leave the workshop with the assurance to improve their soil and the tools to give their plants a fighting chance!”
This workshop is made possible by generous donations and support from Imperial Sprinkler Supply in Hesperia. Refreshments will be served, and each attendee will receive a reusable canvas bag filled with landscaping, recycling and water conservation materials while supplies last.
For more information about water conservation, go to: www.victorvilleca.gov/conserve; or call the City of Victorville Water Conservation Division at (866) 955-4426. For more information about Save Our Water Turf Replacement Rebates, go to: www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com.