Become A Water Efficient Green Professional

Do you work in the landscape industry and would like to hone your environmental and sustainability skills?

If so, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) Green Pro workshops will help you achieve that goal.

Our workshops will equip you to become a water conservation and sustainability expert. The program covers a range of the most important sustainable landscape techniques. Participants will be equipped with the essential tactics to design and care for low-maintenance, water-saving landscapes that are attractive, fit our North Texas climate and need fewer pesticides, fertilizers, and water.

Completion of the series will also allow you to feature your company or yourself in our online directory of Water Efficient Recognized Green Professionals.

UTRWD’s Green Pro Program

This year our program will be hosted jointly with the AgriLife Extension Tarrant County Office and Denton County Office as well as the Tarrant Regional Water District.

The five workshops are scheduled for 2020:

  •  January 15: Water Conservation Overview

Course objectives: Gain a better understanding of North Texas water supplies, providers, and why conservation is important. Learn the basic principles of water efficient landscaping.

  • January 29: Plant Selection

Course Objectives: Learn how to properly select plants according to water requirements and shade tolerance for a beautiful, water efficient landscape your customers will love!

  • February 12: All About Turfgrass

Course objectives: Learn and understand turfgrass varieties appropriate for North Texas. Dive deeper into the selection, care, maintenance, and management of these grasses.

  • February 26: LID (Low Impact Design)

Course objectives: Explore low impact landscape design practices that protect water quality and increase sustainability in both residential and commercial settings.

  • March 11: Irrigation Technology and Scheduling

Course objectives: Explore low impact landscape design practices that protect water quality and increase sustainability in both residential and commercial settings.

Program Details

Our 2020 workshop series consists of five half-day sessions, scheduled every other week over a nine week period from January - March. The dates for the classes are January 15 and 29, February 12 and 26, and March 11. All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The total cost for the series is $75. Price includes breakfast and all course materials, including publications and a notebook.

Class size is limited to 30 to allow for discussion and activities.

Event location:
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
411 Ball St.
Grapevine, TX 76051

Program sponsors:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Tarrant Regional Water District
Upper Trinity Regional Water District

Registration will begin soon!

Have Additional Questions?

Reach Out To Us:

Blake Alldredge
UTRWD Water Education Coordinator
972-219-1228
balldredge@utrwd.com