On May 10, Park Water Company (PWC) hosted an inaugural event in Downey, California, which included the unveiling of a conservation garden and featured tours of a beautiful, low-maintenance, water-wise garden. Recognizing a lush green lawn can account for approximately half of a home’s water use, PWC provided attendees with numerous opportunities to explore and learn more about conservation practices. Additionally, individuals had the opportunity to ask questions of Barbara Paul Landscape Designs, the garden’s landscape designer, on how to maintain a water-friendly paradise during the drought.
Throughout the celebration, PWC offered workshops for attendees to learn about water saving ideas and the steps to starting a conservation garden. Individuals also learned about outdoor water irrigation and sustainable recycling practices. To encourage water efficiency and sustainable practices, the first 100 attendees received a complimentary gardening kit. And, attendees participated in drawings and prize opportunities that included drought-tolerant plants for starting a conservation garden, a grand prize of a $500 gift card to Home Depot and more.
The event was supported through gold sponsorships from Barbara Paul Landscape Designs, EcoTech Services and Southern California Gas Company and silver sponsorships from Central Basin Municipal Water District, Downey Area Recycling and Transfer Facility, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Water Replenishment District.