• 2015 Water-Wise Landscape Design Competition Winners

    The Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th Annual Water-Wise Landscape Design Competition as judged at the Monterey County Fairgrounds September 1, 2015.

    The staff from California American Water took home the first-place award with their wonderful, multifaceted presentation. The outstanding low water use garden display included both visual and written tips and advice about many water conservation topics, including rain water harvesting, use of drip irrigation, mulching, limiting lawn area, and installing plants appropriate for Monterey County’s climate. Each plant species used in the Garden display was clearly labeled.

    Awarded second place was the landscape display created by the San Benancio 4-H Club members. Their water-wise garden display featured a dry creek bed and farm implements from the past. Included was a beautiful arrangement of colorful ornamental grasses and drought tolerant plants.

    The third place award went to the water conservation staff at The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. They created a relaxing, colorful display showing the before and after images of a lawn replacement project with the after image being the actual garden display. Their presentation highlighted a variety of attractive, low water use plant species appropriate for the local region.

    The Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc., presents awards each year for the Water-Wise Landscape Design Competition. Prizes for this year’s competition were generously donated by Ewing Irrigation Products in Monterey, Martin’s Irrigation Supply in Seaside, and McShane’s Nursery and Landscape Supply in Salinas.

    All the garden displays can be viewed at the Monterey County Fair through September 7th.


    Diane Walker, Marina Coast Water

    Diane Walker, Marina Coast Water

    Photo Caption: Danielle Walker, Water Conservation Specialist with the Marina Coast Water District and Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc. Member/Volunteer Judge, presents the first place ribbon on the winning garden display for the 11th Annual Water-Wise Landscape Design Competition. The staff at California American Water, builders of the first place winning display, will take home a $150 gift certificate to Ewing Irrigation Products in Monterey (Photo courtesy of WAC)

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 3, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News


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