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March 2017

Lavon Lake Watershed Partnering Meeting

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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Small Space Gardening

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – Municipal Court/Parks & Rec. Bldg, 301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013 United States
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Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. In this seminar, you will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well planned mix of annuals, perennials and other colorful foliage plants. *This seminar has two registration options. If you would like to register to build and take home your…

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Native & Perennial Plants

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John and Judy Gay Public Library, 6861 Eldorado Pkwy
McKinney, TX 75070 United States
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Brice Creelman from Shades of Green Nursery will showcase Native Texas & adapted perennials that come alive during the spring months. Learn which plants and flowers will give you the most spectacular and colorful display. Please Register to reserve your spot, seating is limited.  

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$15.00

The North Texas Water Symposium: The Business of Water

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bill Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75215
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This symposium water series will continue the discussion started in 2014, held in Dallas and in Fort Worth on water's impact on the North Texas Economy and other water related issues. This BUSINESS OF WATER - SERIES THREE will focus on water security confidence both the public and private sector needs to continue making North Texas a viable place to invest and do business in. Specifically...what is the private sector thinking and needing to remain in North Texas. Register Now…

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$50.00

Saving from a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – Municipal Court/Parks & Rec. Bldg, 301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013 United States
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 Saving from a Rainy Day covers the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the  environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their  very own 55-gallon rain barrel. Cost: $50 Register Now    

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April 2017

Barrel and Bin Sale!

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Parkway Services Building Parking Lot, 4120 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093 United States
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For a limited time you can buy barrels and bins at a discounted price. 1 - 50 gallon Rain Barrel for $67.00 USD Buy 2 - 50 gallon Rain Barrels for $130.00 USD Backyard Compost Bin for $67.00 USD Normal Retail Price $129.00 The Ivy rain barrel comes with everything you need to assemble, collect, and use rainwater. Barrels can easily be daisy chained with no added cost. All components included, even a 6’ long overflow hose! For more information and…

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NTMWD Hosting TWDB Water Loss Audit Workshop

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NTMWD Training Room, 505 E. Brown Street
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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Topics covered in the workshop include: Requirements for water loss audits The importance and benefits of conducting a water loss audit The web portal for submitting TWDB water use survey, water loss audit, and water conservation reports Common misconceptions, errors, and frequently asked questions Leak Detection Equipment Loan Program Licensed operators can receive 4 hours of continuing education credits for completing the workshop To view additional information on Water Loss Audits visit the TWDB at:  http://www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation/municipal/waterloss/index.asp If you have questions…

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Pitch In and Pick Up During the City-wide Great American Cleanup Event on April 8

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

The city-wide Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 8. Registration is now available! Residents are encouraged to clean up their neighborhood streets with friends and family. Live near a school? Contact your principal or PTA to organize a campus cleanup! Businesses can clean up their corporate campuses, parking lots and surrounding streets too! New this year is a map to show which parks and creeks are available. There are so many ways to participate in beautifying Plano. Don't forget about…

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Water Efficient Landscape (NTMWD Service Area)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City of Forney City Hall, 101 W Main St.
Forney, Texas 75126
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Is your landscape brown and crispy?  Learn to create and install a water efficient landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive, and how to design and plan a small or large project. Plant list provided. Space is limited to 475. Register Here  

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Water Efficient Landscaping

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City of Forney City Hall, 101 W Main St.
Forney, Texas 75126
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Is your landscape brown and crispy?  Learn to create and install a water efficient landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive, and how to design and plan a small or large project. Plant list provided. Space is limited to 475. Register Here

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