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On Gardening: During drought, remember — right plant in right place

Friday, April 17, 2015

Californians are agonizing over our severe drought and its probable future. Those going through the greatest stress are homeowners maintaining verdant lawns and gardens in Southern California’s deserts, farmers using 80 percent of the state’s surface water and policymakers working to move the state’s burgeoning population toward lifestyles and businesses that use our limited water wisely.

This will be a lengthy slog. 

Read the full story here: http://www.montereyherald.com/lifestyle/20150416/tom-karwin-on-gardening-during-drought-remember-x2014-right-plant-in-right-place

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Governor Issues Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Historic Moment: First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

"Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient."

Read the full news release from the Office of the Governor here: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18910
 

New Council Report: Turf Removal & Replacement

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Council is excited to announce the release of its new report - Turf Removal & Replacement: Lessons Learned.

This report offers a quantitative context for turf removal programs, details anecdotal program challenges, and provides guidance on how to optimize program outcomes.

Data and information presented in the report were collected from Council member water agencies. 

Thank you to all Council members for your support; this report was made possible through your annual dues. 

Special thanks to the contributing agencies - your voluntary data-sharing is Council 'reporting' at its best.

 

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