Check out these images of Doris’ garden in Fruitvale for some ideas of how to creatively landscape, creating a more drought tolerant, lower maintenance, and more diverse environment as an alternative to the common turf lawn.
Belinda’s dog oversees the delivery of her rain barrel, which she won through the Drinking Water Week draw at the May Days Water Smart booth in May in Fruitvale, BC. Thanks for participating, Belinda, and thank you for the tour of your lawn and garden.
Montrose’s new Pump House, completed in May of this year to allow for chlorination of the water system.
In this image, Katie, the Trail Ambassador, plants drought tolerant sunflower seeds with the Beaver Valley Nursery children after we learned about the water system.
Thanks to Kiara from Glenmerry Elementary for her creative water brochure! I love the last panel: “we all need water. Everything needs it. Deer need it. Cats need it. Fish need it. Trees need it. We all need it.” Awesome drawings!
This summer, communities in the Columbia Basin have once again committed to lowering their water footprint through the Water Smart Program. Click here to find your community and meet your local water ambassador!
For the rest of the season, I will once again be representing Montrose, Fruitvale and Rivervale as well as the Village of Salmo, which has recently joined the initiative.
I would love to come check out your lawn and garden and offer water smart tips for healthy grass and a sustainable garden. To sign up for a free lawn and garden assessment and receive your free hose timer or rain sensor, reach me at 250.368.1258.
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