Spokane Public Library Hosts Weekly Water Wise Wednesday Workshops in Collaboration with the City of Spokane Water Department

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, 509.625.7773

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:27 p.m.

Spokane Public Library will host weekly Water Wise Workshops in collaboration with the City of Spokane Water Department every Wednesday in March and April at 6pm at Shadle Park Library. 

 “Water consumption in our community increases by 300% in the summer season and the majority of that water is used on landscapes. This huge increase also comes at a time when the Spokane River needs the water it receives from our aquifer the most,” said City of Spokane Water Conservation Program Manager, Kristen Zimmer. “Water Wise Spokane is hosting a series of workshops so you can learn sustainable landscaping principles to ensure the future availability of one of our most precious resources – and save money at the same time!”

The following topics will be discussed at Water Wise Wednesday workshops. Note that the last workshop on April 24th will be at Liberty Park Library. All workshops begin at 6pm.

March 6: Intro to SpokaneScape Design
March 13: Mulching, Edging & Laying Hardscape
March 20: Firewise for City Dwellers
March 27: DIY Drip Irrigation
April 3: All About Composting
April 10: Intergrated Pest Management
April 17: Pesticide & Herbicide Application
April 24: Native Plants, Keystone Species & More (Liberty Park Library)

These are free, public events and no registration is required. 

About Spokane Public Library 

Spokane Public Library aims to inspire a thriving city through cultural and educational opportunities. An award-winning library that spans seven locations and houses nearly half-a million items, Spokane Public Library circulates nearly two million items and welcomes one million visitors annually. Customers can enjoy traditional library media and can also access digital downloads, databases, historical collections, art exhibits and interesting free programming. For general information about the library, please visit spokanelibrary.org or call 509.444.5300.  

About Water Wise Spokane

Water Wise Spokane is a program of the City of Spokane Water Department, created to support customers efforts to reduce their water use and utility bills year-round. This work includes rebates on water-efficient equipment upgrades, 1:1 sprinkler system reviews, the SpokaneScape lawn replacement program, water-saving contests and challenges, as well as many helpful conservation tips and tricks for your home and garden. For more information, please visit WaterWiseSpokane.org or call 509.625.7800.