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.
September 6 - Water Talk: How to Thrive During Watering Restrictions
Wondering if your yard will survive the watering restrictions with the brutal Texas heat? Join us on September 6 to how your yard can not only survive, but thrive! Attendees will learn why watering restrictions have been necessary for water infrastructure, and tips on the best watering practices to ensure homeowners are not wasting water. Brandon Doughty, Public Works Superintendent with the Town of Northlake, will speak about the importance of designated watering days to allow water storage tanks to recover. Blake Alldredge with Upper Trinity will also discuss ‘Water My Yard’ and other water-saving programs that are offered to homeowners.
September 30 - Fall Into Gardening
Presented by Denton County Master Gardeners, Beulah Acres, and Upper Trinity. Learn how to prepare your landscape, select and grow your plants, maintain your landscape, and tour garden areas during this wonderful event! Will be held at the Global Spheres Center in Corinth from 8:15 am - 2 pm.
October 4 - Water Talk: Tree Care and Planting for Homeowners
Are you worried about the health of your trees with this summer’s extreme temperatures and lack of rain? Do you want to plant a new tree in your yard but not sure which species to select or how to plant? Join Upper Trinity and the Texas A&M Forest Service on October 4th at 1 pm to learn how to care for your trees all year long and how to plant new trees.
Topics include: - How to care for your trees during droughts - Disease and invasive pests concerns - Selecting and planting the best trees - Proper pruning techniques
Water Talk: Smart Irrigation Technology
Water Talk: Drip Irrigation
Water Talk: Program Your Controller to Save Water
March 1, 2023 – Water 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.
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, 2023 – Water 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