Catch Every Drop
By Cecilia Seiter
“WE FORGET THAT THE WATER CYCLE AND THE LIFE CYCLE ARE ONE.” --JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU
In California, where we’ve just entered our sixth consecutive year of record-breaking drought, we can’t afford to forget this anymore. Nonetheless, we all too often do: luxury lawns in L.A. guzzle millions of gallons a year, our backyard pools remain filled, our showers often run a little too long. Starting next year, the city of Arroyo Grande and all its residents will be faced with more water restrictions.
So what can we do about it?
Conserving the water we do have is the first step. That’s why Central Coast Salmon Enhancement is hosting a workshop, “Catch Every Drop,” on Saturday, November 12th, at our Watershed Education Center. It’s a free, hands-on and family-friendly way to learn about rainwater harvesting and planting native plants -- two crucial water-saving tactics you can implement in your own home.
The first half of the workshop is dedicated to rainwater harvesting: you’ll learn how to install rainwater barrels at your home and estimate the proper size of barrel for your roof. You’ll also be given resources for barrel installation to take home.
In the second half, you’ll learn why planting plants native to California is so important. You’ll then learn to plant your own California native in the watershed, helping to create a healthier environment for our iconic Steelhead trout.
Interested in attending? Just register with Eventbrite, invite a couple of friends, and enjoy the day of learning and community service. “Catch Every Drop” kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m.
We’ll see you there!