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City of Victorville and Mojave Water Agency to Co-Sponsor Free Desert Landscaping Workshops in June

City of Victorville and Mojave Water Agency to Co-Sponsor Free Desert Landscaping Workshops in June

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(Victorville)–This month, the City of Victorville and the Mojave Water Agency will co-host two workshops that will demonstrate to residents how to create and maintain drought-tolerant landscapes using water conservation strategies.  The workshops will be held on two, consecutive Saturdays, June 23 and 30 at Victorville City Hall.  These hands-on workshops are free and open to Victor Valley residents who are 18 and older.  Children age 10 and older may attend with a parent or guardian.  Juan Zamora, an expert environmental consultant with Green Media Creations, will serve as the instructor.   Registration is required for both workshops:

Residential Landscape Conversion Workshop:

About:  Learn how to create a sustainable, drought-tolerant, residential landscape conversion including design ideas, how to select hardscape materials, and measurement techniques.

Date & Time:  June 23, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location:  Conference Room D, Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. in Victorville, Calif.

How to Register:  http://bit.ly/218vxLBor (760) 955-2016

Plant Selection Workshop: 

About:  Learn which plants, trees and shrubs are drought-tolerant and best suited for

desert landscaping projects.

Date & Time:  June 30, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Location:  Conference Room D, Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. in Victorville, Calif.

How to Register:  http://bit.ly/landscapeplants  or (760) 955-2016

“Water supply restrictions and our region’s desert climate make water conservation a long-term need rather than a short-term option,” said Donna McCormick, Water Conservation Supervisor for the City of Victorville.  “We appreciate the generous donations of plant and landscape materials from Mark and Nellie’s Nursery that we will use during the landscape conversion demonstrations.”

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.

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