The tour was organized to provide inspiration to convert existing front landscapes into attractive, water-wise landscapes. Water-wise landscapes draw much less water during hot, peak water-use months, reduce the potential for discharge of pollutants into the storm water system, and provide welcome habitat for beneficial insects and birds.
Tour activities begin at 9:00 a.m. with a registration event at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East Street. The registration event will include a water-efficient plant sale, an alternative grass display, literature and example planting plans for water- wise home landscapes, and a presentation on the seven principles of "river- friendly" landscaping and attracting beneficial insects and birds to gardens. The self-guided garden tour begins at 11:00 a.m.
For more information, see the blog site http://woodlandwaterwiselandscapetour.blogspot.com/ or contact Wayne Blanchard at the City of Woodland Water Conservation Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530 661-2067.