Apr 26,

Upcoming Events: Celebrate Water Awareness Month in May

During the month of May, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) joins utilities across the nation in celebrating Water Awareness Month, an annual outreach campaign to raise awareness about the value of one of Southern California’s most precious natural resources: water. Throughout the month, PWP is highlighting water sustainability and resilience in the community with educational events, tours, and workshops.

Water Awareness Month is also part of PWP’s The Ripple Effect campaign, which includes inviting the community to become local water stewards for Pasadena and the region. All events are free and open to the public.

Garden Show and Tell
Now - Friday, May 31

Members of the community are encouraged to share photos and information on their garden's transformations from thirsty turf to drought-tolerant beauty. Every week, a garden will be selected and featured on PWP’s website and social media channels as the Garden of the Week. Must be a PWP customer to enter. Participants will receive a free native plant while supplies last. To participate, please visit PWPweb.com/TheRippleEffect and click on the Garden Show and Tell tile.

Water Conservation Event, Pop In for a Chance to Win
Friday, May 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Victory Park Community Center, 2575 Paloma Street

Join PWP staff for an opportunity to learn about available water conservation tools, tips, and resources. Plus, free giveaways, the latest news on turf removal incentives, and more!

Arroyo Seco Tour
Saturday, May 11, 9-11 a.m. JPL Bridge, Explorer Road

Join PWP staff for a guided tour of the Arroyo Seco watershed, including water resource enhancements in the upper Arroyo. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, and plan for an approximately two-mile walk on a dirt trail. Visit PWPweb.com/Events for more details.

Landscape Transformation Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2-5 p.m. Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Landscape Transformation Workshop (Virtual)
Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 p.m.

PWP will be hosting workshops, both virtual and in person, throughout the month of May. Topics covered will include turf replacement, native plants, and efficient irrigation. For workshop dates and information, please visit PWPweb.com/TheRippleEffect.

“Water is Life” Art Contest
Submissions due Friday, May 31

All K-12 students attending school in Pasadena are encouraged to submit artwork for the annual “Water is Life” contest, sponsored by PWP and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Each year, participating students submit artwork portraying a water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation. All entries must be submitted by May 31, 2024, via email or mail. Visit PWPweb.com/ArtContest to learn more.

Self-Guided Walking Tour of PWP-Sponsored Community Demonstration Gardens

Follow a self-guided tour map of unique gardens that demonstrate the beauty and diversity of drought-tolerant, native plant landscapes. Learn about water efficient landscaping and water capture features like hügels, berms and swales, dry streams, and rain barrels. A digital map is available online at PWPweb.com/TheRippleEffect.

For more information about these events, Pasadena’s water supply, infrastructure, conservation resources, and programs, visit PWPweb.com/TheRippleEffect.