The AMWUA members and partners host hundreds of educational workshops for residents, professional training,and public events every year to share information and expertise and empower us all be a little more water wise.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
Green Living Series: Stuck On Stylish Succulents
Glendale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Agave and cacti are becoming increasingly popular in Arizona yards since these water-thrifty plants are well-suited to our arid climate and add interest to the landscape. In this “spine-tacular” class, you will learn about a diversity of agaves, cacti, and other succulents and how to properly care for them.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.GlendaleAZ.com/WaterConservation/classesandeducation.cfm

More information and to register: 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. , Glendale [ Map ]

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
Landscape Watering 101
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to maximize your irrigation to ensure that every drop is utilized by your landscape plants with practical tips and strategies. Instructor: Jeff Lee, irrigation specialist.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate your Yard
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Contour your landscape to direct rainwater to your plant. This session is all about WMG’s 3 “S”s: slow, spread, and sink. Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to beneficial use for plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard. These practices will slow the flow of the water, spread it across the areas where it’s needed, and sink it into the ground. You'll leave this session with: Rain garden sizing and placement

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-yard

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 03, 2019
Plant Something and learn how much and how often to water!
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take control of your landscape watering with step-by-step instructions. You’ll get hands-on practice setting the timer on an irrigation controller.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019
Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner : Part 1
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to design a sustainable outdoor oasis in this two-part series. Instructor: Erin Hutton, Landscape Designer.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Wednesday, Oct 09, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate your Plants
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Create a beautiful landscape with native plants and trees How can you create a beautiful, lush landscape while conserving water? We'll show you how to select native plants to build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. If you're looking for the best trees and plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, bloom bright with color, or cool off your home with shade, we've got you covered. You'll leave this session with: Plant plan for your home – type, location, and benefits of native plants you will use.

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-plants

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens
Gilbert

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Residential landscapes can be great wildlife habitat. If you are interested in beautiful blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, this class is for you. We’ll explore the numerous options for a colorful yard that is also water thrifty. The bonus is that you will attract nature’s pollinators. Depending on the time of year and what you plant, you can attract different types of hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Arizona is lucky to have a diverse array of plants and wildlife.

Cost: FREE

Website: gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

More information and to register: (480) 503-6098 - Select Option 5

Location: Southeast Regional Library Assembly Room, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Plant Something and select the right plant for the right place!
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Choosing plants that are just right for your yard is the key to successful landscaping in the desert. Discover how from an expert!

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Green Living Series: Attract Native Wildlife to Your Garden
Glendale

Time: 6-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Everyone needs a home, including beneficial wildlife. If you build it (habitat), they (wildlife) will come! Give native wildlife a new lease on life and in your garden by creating a welcoming habitat.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.GlendaleAZ.com/WaterConservation/classesandeducation.cfm

More information and to register: 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. , Glendale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate your Food
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Use rain tanks to support your vegetable garden Rain tanks are like rain barrels, only upgraded: bigger, better, and your harvested rainwater lasts longer. While most rain barrels hold about 50 gallons of water, rain tanks can hold 1,000 gallons or more, capturing water from several storms and storing it for use over the course of many drier months. WMG will show you how to use rain tanks as an active form of rainwater harvesting to nourish your vegetable and herb gardens throughout the year. You will leave this session with: Action plan for size and type of tank needed to support your garden

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-food

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]