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Educational Classes

Educational Classes

Educational Classes

Education and outreach is a key component of Upper Trinity's Water Conservation and Watershed Protection programs. Upper Trinity provides educational resources in a variety of formats, such as virtual and in-person classes (Water Talks) and how-to videos.
Join us during these events to increase your knowledge of irrigation, landscaping and watershed protection to help save water, money, and protect water quality. Below is a listing of past and upcoming educational opportunities that residents are encouraged to take part in.

Upcoming Events

June 14, 2023Water Talk: Get to Know Your Sprinklers (Blake Alldredge, Upper Trinity Regional Water District)
Are your sprinklers water wasters? Outdoor irrigation accounts for 50-70% of water use during the summer, much of which is wasted due to broken or worn-out equipment and wasteful watering practices. Learn how to check your sprinklers, make easy fixes, and learn the basics of sprinkler controllers and the best irrigation practices to ensure you’re watering effectively and not wasting. .

July 12, 2023Water Talk: How to Program Your Sprinkler Controller to Save Water (Dean Minchillo, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
Deep and infrequent watering is the name of the game to establish a deep plant root structure capable of weathering our long hot and often dry summers. Using a cycle and soak watering strategy is the best way to achieve deep roots. Learn how to program a basic irrigation controller for cycle and soak watering and how to get the most out of local watering recommendations. .

Past Events

Smart Irrigation
What's New in Irrigation Technology

Water Wise Sprinklers

Water Talk: Drip Irrigation
Lawn Care
March 1, 2023Water Talk: Lawn Care Basics (Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
This program focuses on managing landscapes with the big picture in mind. Attendees are encouraged to think about how practices such as watering, fertilization, and pesticide applications can affect water and the environment in their local communities and beyond. Leave empowered to make a difference with your own little piece of Texas.
Native Plants
Welcoming Butterflies & Other Pollinators to Your Yard

Getting Started with Native Plants

Water Talk: Pollinator Gardening from the Ground Up
Soil and Plant Care
February 15, 2023Water Talk: Pruning for Success (Pat Moyer, Denton County Master Gardener Association)
Not sure the best way to prune your perennial plants, shrubs (Crape Myrtles??) or trees? Watch our first 'Water Talk' as Denton County Master Gardener Pat Moyer discusses the best pruning techniques to enhance your plants without harming them!

Soil Preparation and How to Plant a Plant