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The Water Coalition of Santa Cruz County sponsors a variety of workshops for Santa Cruz County residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, search on the calendar links below.


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FREE Water Wise Gardening Talk

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


FREE talk on how to have a beautiful, inspiring garden AND save water!  


While Santa Cruz hasindeed experienced some recent rainfall,the need to conserve water is ongoing.If you still believe that having a garden that uses less water means that your yard will look like a desert,come to Nicole’s talk and be prepared to have your mind changed!


* Why you should’ lose your lawn’ and beautiful lawn alternatives

* Creating healthy soils that support the landscape

* Choosing interesting and colorful drought tolerant plants

* Creating habitat gardens that support birds,bees & pollinators

* Managing water usage with drip irrigation

* How to take advantage of generous city rebates

* Garden design principles and aesthetics


Nicole W. Douglas is a Santa Cruz-based landscape designer with a focus on water conservation and an ecological,whole-systems approach to the landscape.With advanced degrees in environmental science and a background in art and design,Nicole combines her expertise to create exquisite,water-wise habitat gardens county-wide and beyond.Nicole aims to bring peace and joy to people’s lives by helping them connect with nature through beautiful outdoor spaces.Find out more at


February 7, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ecology Action


The San Lorenzo Garden Center
235 River Street
Santa Cruz, 95066
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Total Gallons Pledged

Together, since July 1 2015 we have committed to conserving 8496835 gallons of water a year. Your pledge will help us reach our goal of saving 7 million gallons this year, or maybe as much as the 9.6 million in pledges last year that blew our goal out of the water!

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