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The City of Frisco WaterWise Program hosts a variety of workshops for Frisco residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, access the workshop links below.

 

2015 Workshops and events

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WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
DO-IT-YOURSELF: FIX A LEAK

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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The City of Frisco is teaming up once again with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense Program for its Annual Fix a Leak Week to share handy, leak-fixing advice for your home. This hands-on workshop offers tips on how to fix leaks and upgrade to water efficient fixtures that will save you both water and money.

Register for this free workshop.

COMPOSTING
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
WaterSense Home
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Is your trash can full at the end of the week? Did you know that you can reduce the waste carried to landfills by composting more and throwing away less? This program teaches the composting process, the different types and methods of composting, as well as how to compost and its importance.
LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE
Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building C
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

Register for this workshop.
WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
RAINWATER HARVESTING

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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Learn more about rainwater harvesting, tips for installing and maintaining a rain barrel, and techniques for trouble shooting common problems. This free workshop will offer an introduction to rainwater harvesting while displaying the Ivy Rain Barrel offered in partnership with Rainwater Solutions, Inc.

Register for this free workshop.

WATERWISE "BROWN BAG" WORKSHOPS
RAINWATER HARVESTING
Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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 Bring your lunch, and learn about rainwater harvesting, tips for installing and maintaining a rain barrel, and techniques for trouble shooting common problems. The new WaterWise "Brown Bag" workshops offer abbreviated educational programs designed to fit into your lunch hour. This free workshop will offer an introduction to rainwater harvesting while displaying the Ivy Rain Barrel offered in partnership with Rainwater Solutions, Inc.

Register for this free workshop.

TEXAS SMARTSCAPE PLANT SALE
Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 a.m. - noon
The Home Depot
5995 Eldorado Parkway
Frisco, Texas 75034

 

The City of Frisco is teaming up with Texas SmartScape and local plant nurseries to offer you special deals and great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that will thrive in the Texas heat. This family friendly event will be hosted by Master Gardeners, irrigation specialists and your Frisco WaterWise Education team to help you with tips and ideas for water efficient landscaping.

NATIVE AND ADAPTIVE PLANTS FOR NORTH TEXAS
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building C
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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This program covers a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive ideal for a sustainable landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, and native and adaptive plant selection. Plant list provided.
RAIN BARREL DISTRIBUTION EVENT
Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Frisco Public Works Department
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033

 

The City of Frisco is partnering with Rainwater Solutions to offer discounted Ivy rain barrels for a limited time. These 50-gallon recycled plastic rain barrels are made in the USA and are offered for $67, or two barrels for $130. Order and pay online then print your receipt and bring it to the pick-up event on May 2nd between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about Ivy Rain Barrels.

TEXAS SMARTSCAPE PLANT SALE
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. - noon
Shades of Green
7401 Coit Road
Frisco, Texas 75035

 

The City of Frisco is teaming up with Texas SmartScape and local plant nurseries to offer you special deals and great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that will thrive in the Texas heat. This family friendly event will be hosted by Master Gardeners, irrigation specialists and your Frisco WaterWise Education team to help you with tips and ideas for water efficient landscaping.

 

QUESTIONS?For questions, please email waterwise@friscotexas.gov. 

View the Healthy Lawns 101 Workshop Presentation, held February 19, 2014, at the City of Frisco Public Works Department.

City of Frisco, Texas
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center

6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, Texas 75034
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