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Events and Workshops

The Santa Clara Valley Water District participates in many community outreach events. If you would like information about the Water District attending your event, just click here to fill out the request form. Send your completed form to   For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.


Name of Event/Workshop Description of Event Date Location
Landscaping for a Dry California Presentation

Join us at Johnson Garden Center for our workshop titled “Landscaping for a Dry California: Converting Thirsty Gardens to Climate Appropriate Landscapes” taught by Ashley Carter, a Water Conservation Specialist at the District with a background in sustainable landscape design.

The two-hour workshop will cover lawn removal techniques, plant selection and design basics, high efficiency irrigation and more. It will also review, step-by-step, how to apply for our rebate and how to fill out the necessary documents.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

9:00 am to 11:00 am


Johnson Garden Center, 520 Tennant Av, Morgan Hill
Replace your lawn with California Native Plants

You stopped watering your lawn because of the drought and because you wanted something new, but now the “lawn” is full of weeds. What do you do? Come to this talk and be inspired to create a beautiful, water-wise garden! See a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Get professional tips on removing that weed-filled patch called a lawn, learn to choose climate-adapted native plants, and find out how you can qualify for landscape rebates. You’ll see how to have a lush landscape without that water-hogging grass.

This workshop will be offered on three different dates and locations.

For questions, please call (408) 446-1677.

Workshop #1: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. 

Workshop #2: Monday, July 20, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Workshop #3: Monday, August 10, 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Workshop #1: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino. 

Workshop #2: Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.

Workshop #3: Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Blvd, Pacifica.


Using Graywater for CA Native Plants

We are in our fourth year of drought and it is imperative that we conserve every precision drop of water. Gray water is a great way to re-use water from inside the house for landscape irrigation outside of the house. Come learn how you can install a simple laundry-to-landscape system and which native plants are best suited for this type of irrigation.  For questions, call (650) 591-8286.


Monday, August 24, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont