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Events and Workshops

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 conservation@valleywater.org. For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Name of Event/Workshop

Description of Event

Date

Location


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.

 


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free.  For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, call (650) 903-6337.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Mountain View Public Library


585 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041

 


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other nursery questions, contact Bruce Bowling at (408) 779-7171.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)


Johnson Garden Center

520 Tennant Ave. #C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(Please dress appropriately for an outdoor, shaded venue)


San Jose Museum of Art Exhibits on Water


The San Jose Museum of Art is organizing a timely group of projects to recognize and prompt dialogue around water.  Three exhibitions in 2017 around this topic will begin in February. 

For more information, please click here.

 


Friday, February 24, 2017


San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St, San Jose, CA


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, call (408) 244-4747.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tabling: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Workshop: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 


West Valley Branch Library
 

1243 San Tomas Aquino, San Jose, CA 95117


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free, but Registration Required. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other nursery questions, contact Lawrence Collins at (408) 996-8355.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)

Summerwinds Nursery

1491 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014



What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)

 


City of Cupertino Community Hall

10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free, but Registration Required. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other nursery questions, contact Dago Mora or Ed Bass at (650) 493-5136.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)

Summerwinds Nursery

725 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3045.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Willow Glen Branch Library

1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3036.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Edenvale Branch Library

101 Branham Lane East, San Jose, CA 95111


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:
  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other questions, contact (408) 777-3120.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

(Schedule includes Q&A)


Quinlan Community Center

10185 N Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 262-1171.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Milpitas Library

160 N Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035

Going Native Garden Tour 2017


Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants.  This community-based tour is free of charge to the public.  Each tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format. 

For more information, please click here.

 


Saturday, April 22, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Various Locations in Santa Clara Valley and the Peninsula

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.

 
Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3080.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Cambrian Branch Library

1780 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95124

Town of Los Gatos Spring Into Green Event


The Town of Los Gatos' Spring into Green Event celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Day and Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month.  This sustainability event will have environmental vendors and partners from the local community hosting interactive booths.  This will be a family friendly event, with hands-on activities and music for all ages.  Free.

 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Town Plaza in downtown Los Gatos, corner of W. Main Street and Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3077.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Bascom Branch Library

1000 S Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3068.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Santa Teresa Branch Library

290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3060.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Evergreen Branch Library

2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose, CA 95121


What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other library questions, contact (408) 808-3073.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Educational Park Branch Library

1772 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133

What's Graywater?

Legal, sustainable systems that may qualify for a $200 rebate.


Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring:

  • a simple drawing of your project plan and
  • photos of your
    • laundry area,
    • exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and
    • landscape area to be irrigated with graywater.
  • Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.

Free. For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Cupertino Community Hall

10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014

Bay Area Eco Gardens Events

To learn about other events featuring water efficiency, drought-tolerant plant selection, irrigation design & maintenance, as well as composting, check out www.bayareaecogardens.org/

QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at Conservation@valleywater.org.