The Land Trust is happy to be teaming up with the cities of Hailey, Sun Valley and Ketchum to put on this year’s free Trout Friendly Water-Wise Series. The goal of the series is to pass along water saving tips, tools and landscape design ideas.

The City of Hailey was also awarded an $18,000 grant for landscape water conservation from the Idaho Water Resources Board to implement a rebate program. Part of the rebate’s requirement includes applicants attending at least one of four workshops as part our of annual Trout Friendly Water-Wise Series.

The rebate program will remove of up to 25,000 square-feet of turf at a cost of about $81,000. At least 20 homeowners will receive rebates of up to $2,000 to replace lawns with attractive natives or drought-tolerant plants, xeriscaping or hardscapes (excludes concrete or asphalt).

There are four workshops in this year’s series are:

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Landscape and Weed Management Workshop

Participants will learn about lawn and weed management; noxious weed biology and control methods; and soil health and composting.  Pesticide credits are available. For more information on this workshop, please contact 208.788.3947.

Thursday, April 13

Time: from 9:00-12:00 pm

Community Campus in Hailey (snacks and coffee available at 8:30am).

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7 Steps of Xeriscape Design with Sharon Browder

Learn how to design an attractive landscape that embraces xeriscape ideas for all types of plants and garden styles. Let Sharon walk you through a step by step planning and design process for the small or large landscape.

Thursday, April 20

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hailey City Library – Light refreshments

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Save Water and Attract Pollinators to Your Landscape with Kelley Weston  

​Kelley (Native Landscapes) will share design ideas for converting turf or creating a new garden to create seasonal color, sunny and shady locations with water saving flowers and shrubs. Turf removal and drip irrigation covered too.

Thursday, May 18:

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hailey City Library – Light refreshments

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Do-It-Yourself Steps to Saving Water with Travis McBride

Hear from an expert on irrigation, uniformity, drip and smart technologies. Learn how Travis (Silver Creek Supply) can help you save 20-40% water in your existing or new landscape.

Saturday, June 10:

Time:  9:00 – 10:30 am

Hailey City Library – Light Refreshments