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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 12, 2024 at 12 pm, Microsoft Teams
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. We will go over how to program a basic irrigation controller for cycle and soak watering and how to get the most out of local watering recommendations.

July 10, 2024 at 12 pm, Microsoft Teams
Make every drop count! Drip irrigation is an extremely effective way to water plants by delivering water slowly and directly to the soil for plants to use. We’ll discuss drip irrigation systems basics as well as how long to water with a drip system and tips on quick fixes to keep your drip system working properly.

Past Events

Smart Irrigation
Water Talk: How to Check Your Sprinklers and Easy DIY Repairs
Water Talk: How to Thrive During Watering Restrictions
Water Talk: Smart Irrigation Technology

Water Talk: Drip Irrigation

Water Talk: Program Your Controller to Save Water
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.

November 8, 2023 - Water Talk: Winter is Coming - Are Your Sprinklers Ready? (Blake Alldredge, UTRWD)
UTRWD provided tips on how to prepare your sprinklers and home for the winter, including turning off sprinklers until the spring and insulating outdoor faucets and sprinkler components. UTRWD also discussed ways to save water indoors and protect your plumbing during the holidays.
Native Plants
Water Talk: Encouraging Native Plants in HOA Landscapes

Getting Started with Native Plants

Water Talk: Pollinator Gardening from the Ground Up
Soil and Plant Care
Water Talk: Compost, Soil & Mulch
Water Talk: Pruning for Success

Soil Preparation and How to Plant a Plant