The San Francisco based non-profit waternow put on a QWEL Graywater Specialty training in Marin County in January. Heres a few pictures from the installation workshop on the final day that was also featured in the Marin Independent Journal.
The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is a public outreach and education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices by showcasing inspiring home gardens throughout Sonoma County and North Marin. The Tour highlights Russian River-Friendly and Bay-Friendly landscaping best practices, and supports QWEL certified professionals by featuring their personal or clients gardens. The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is self-guided and is provided free of charge by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. Save the Date! The 2015 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place on Saturday May 16. We hope that you will mark your calendar for this event. Please visit the Eco-Friendly Garden Tour website and sign-up to receive emails about the event. Call for Gardens! This is a great opportunity to share your garden or a project that you have worked on with the community. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. Application Form
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is honored to receive an EPA WaterSense award for certifying partner of the year for the QWEL program for the second year in a row. This award provides validation both to the QWEL program and the many certified professionals out there.
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, which sponsors the QWEL professional certification program, earned its second Professional Certifying Organization Partner of the Year award for accepting four organizations that adopted the QWEL program. QWEL organizations certified 200 new landscape irrigation professionals in 2014.
Dan Muelrath from the Valley of the Moon Water District collects the award together with members of the QWEL Board Carrie Pollard, Peter Estournes, and Deb Lane at the WaterSmart Innovations conference in Las Vegas.