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Recognizing 10 Years of the Garden Sense Program

Garden Sense is a program of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County. Garden Sense consultants provide support to Sonoma County residents interested in removing lawn, upgrading to efficient irrigation systems, and selecting low water use plants that will thrive in our climate. Garden Sense consultants help residents find applicable rebate programs and provide advice and resources so that residents can feel more confident getting the work done. Since 2014, Garden Sense consultants have completed nearly 2,000 site visits and saved over an estimated 16 million gallons of water! Garden Sense was recently…

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WaterSmart Expo

Add to Calendar Jun. 26, 2024 5:00 pm Jun. 26, 2024 8:30 pm WaterSmart Expo Join Us June 26 for Our 2024 WaterSmart Expo! Old Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa, from 5-8:30 p.m. during the Wednesday Night Market. Pick up FREE water-saving devices Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping View graywater and rainwater harvesting demonstrations Discover native and low-water-use plant displays Learn how to check your toilets for leaks Register for the WaterSmart Portal to track water use online Mark your calendars for this FREE, family-friendly Expo and learn all the ways Santa Rosa Water can help you save water this summer. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s event to come!
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Jun. 26, 2024 | 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

Santa Rosa Water

Join Us June 26 for Our 2024 WaterSmart Expo! Old Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa, from 5-8:30 p.m. during the Wednesday Night Market. Pick up FREE water-saving devices Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping View graywater and rainwater harvesting demonstrations Discover native and low-water-use plant displays Learn how to check your toilets for leaks Register for the WaterSmart Portal to track water use online Mark your calendars for this FREE, family-friendly Expo and learn all the ways Santa Rosa Water can help you save water this summer. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s event to come!

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Lake Sonoma Tour / Explorando Lake Sonoma (Tour led in Spanish only)

Add to Calendar Jul. 27, 2024 8:45 am Jul. 27, 2024 2:00 pm Lake Sonoma Tour / Explorando Lake Sonoma (Tour led in Spanish only) Sonoma Water’s biggest dam is Lake Sonoma and it stores drinking water, prevents floods, and has a steelhead and coho salmon hatchery. On this program we’ll learn about Lake Sonoma and the local wildlife, such as bald eagle, common merganser and migratory salmon.
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Jul. 27, 2024 | 8:45 am-2:00 pm

Sonoma Water + Sonoma County Landpaths

Sonoma Water’s biggest dam is Lake Sonoma and it stores drinking water, prevents floods, and has a steelhead and coho salmon hatchery. On this program we’ll learn about Lake Sonoma and the local wildlife, such as bald eagle, common merganser and migratory salmon.

Water Supply System Tour (Tour led in Spanish only)

Add to Calendar Jun. 22, 2024 8:45 am Jun. 22, 2024 2:00 pm Water Supply System Tour (Tour led in Spanish only) Descripción: LandPaths y el personal de Sonoma Water los invita a explorar el Río Ruso y aprender acerca del agua potable en el Condado de Sonoma y la diversa fauna de invertebrados del río. Observaremos invertebrados acuáticos como larvas de libélulas, moscas caddis y escarabajos acuáticos, usando microscopios. Luego caminaremos a lo largo del río y buscaremos vida silvestre y huellas de animales. Además, visitaremos uno de los pozos de agua más grandes de California, el cual extrae, filtra y distribuye agua potable y limpia a más de 600,000 personas cada día. Este paseo divertido y educativo es para individuos…
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Jun. 22, 2024 | 8:45 am-2:00 pm

Sonoma Water + Sonoma County Landpaths

Descripción: LandPaths y el personal de Sonoma Water los invita a explorar el Río Ruso y aprender acerca del agua potable en el Condado de Sonoma y la diversa fauna de invertebrados del río. Observaremos invertebrados acuáticos como larvas de libélulas, moscas caddis y escarabajos acuáticos, usando microscopios. Luego caminaremos a lo largo del río y buscaremos vida silvestre y huellas de animales. Además, visitaremos uno de los pozos de agua más grandes de California, el cual extrae, filtra y distribuye agua potable y limpia a más de 600,000 personas cada día. Este paseo divertido y educativo es para individuos…

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Water Supply System Tour

Add to Calendar Jun. 01, 2024 9:00 am Jun. 01, 2024 11:30 am Water Supply System Tour Do you know where your water comes from? Join us and visit facilities that divert, pump and treat the water delivered by Sonoma Water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties.
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Jun. 01, 2024 | 9:00 am-11:30 am

Sonoma Water

Do you know where your water comes from? Join us and visit facilities that divert, pump and treat the water delivered by Sonoma Water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties.

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Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market

Add to Calendar Oct. 01, 2024 10:00 am Oct. 01, 2024 1:30 pm Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Oct. 01, 2024 | 10:00 am-1:30 pm

City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there!

Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market

Add to Calendar Sep. 03, 2024 10:00 am Sep. 03, 2024 1:30 pm Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there September 3rd, and October 1st
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Sep. 03, 2024 | 10:00 am-1:30 pm

City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there September 3rd, and October 1st

Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market

Add to Calendar Aug. 13, 2024 10:00 am Aug. 13, 2024 12:00 am Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st
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Aug. 13, 2024 | 10:00 am-12:00 am

City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st

Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market

Add to Calendar Jul. 02, 2024 10:00 am Jul. 02, 2024 1:30 pm Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st
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Jul. 02, 2024 | 10:00 am-1:30 pm

City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st

Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market

Add to Calendar Jun. 04, 2024 10:00 am Jun. 04, 2024 1:30 pm Petaluma Tuesday East Side Farmers Market The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st
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Jun. 04, 2024 | 10:00 am-1:30 pm

City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma’s Water Conservation & Resources department will be hosting a booth and giving away free water conservation supplies. The booth will feature program information, rebates, water conservation items, and more! We look forward to seeing you there! We will be there March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 13th, September 3rd, and October 1st

Wrapping Up Water Year 2023

October is the start of a new Water Year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30), and like any new year, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. Statewide, the theme of Water Year 2023 was weather whiplash. Illustrating the dramatic extremes of California’s climate, the governor’s emergency proclamations for both drought and flood were in place simultaneously in the latter part of the water year. Here in Sonoma County, we moved from historic drought to torrential rain and even some remarkable snowfall in a matter of weeks. The rains brought much needed…

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Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership wins WaterSense Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence awards 

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership earned multiple awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its work promoting the EPA WaterSense program and water efficiency in 2022.  The awards were presented at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada and included a Partner of the Year Award and a WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, the organization’s second and seventh WaterSense awards, respectively. In total, nine Partner of the Year awards were presented at the conference, along with 13 Sustained Excellence awards.  WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the EPA, is both a label…

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