Open Sweetwater Core Group Meeting Wed August 5

We have started a tradition of holding open core group meetings on the first Wednesday of every month. We appreciated the input and interest of the five guests we had at our open meeting in July.  Hope you can join us this month!

core group meeting summer 2014

The meeting will be held at the Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109, at Hendry's (Arroyo Burro) Beach.

The Watershed Resource Center is the blue two-story building on the right of the main parking lot at Hendry's Beach, as you face the ocean. It's about halfway to the beach from the street. Come up the stairs and come on in--we'll be expecting you.

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Greywater 101 class, Monday August 10, 7- 8:30pm

Sweetwater is offering a basic class in Greywater Design and Installation for anyone in the community who is interested. This class includes a short Powerpoint presentation, playing or watching the Greywater Puzzle game, and considering individual questions about specific properties and their unique characterisitcs and challenges.  Get the answers we don't have time to go into in depth at our hands-on workshops.  

Laundry to landscape installations will be highlighted although other greywater possibilities will be discussed. A variety of options for design and installation and financial incentives will also be shared, for communities in south Santa Barbara County.

$10 per person or $15 a couple. Please pay with cash or by check at the door.

 

Class will be held at the Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 at Hendry's(Arroyo Burro) Beach.

The Watershed Resource Center is the blue two-story building on the right of the main parking lot at Hendry's Beach, as you face the ocean. It's about halfway to the beach from the street. Come up the stairs to enter the building.

Please contact barbara wishingrad at info@sweetwatercollaborative.org or 805-403-4566 for more information.

Financial Incentives for hosting Sweetwater workshops in Santa Barbara or Carpinteria.

 The City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program and Carpinteria Valley Water District are each providing $600 per project to help cover the costs of Sweetwater organizing and teaching our public hands-on workshops.  Projects need to be completed before October 1, 2015. We will deduct this amount from the regular cost of putting on a workshop, including materials. This financial support is currently only available for city of Santa Barbara or Carpinteria Valley water customers. We are researching ways to subsidize projects in other areas; however, at this time, our workshops are only co-sponsored for these water customers.  

For more information about greywater and laundry to landscape systems, read this article on our website. For more information about rainwater harvesting, read this page on our site.

This rainwater harvesting or greywater workshop financial support is in addition to the Smart Landscape Rebate which is for 50% of materials for such installations, up to $500 (Carp) or $1000 (SB).  Sweetwater can also help you apply for the SL rebate.  

Hands on workshops through Sweetwater Collaborative offer a low cost way to install sustainable systems, with or without the special terms of this co-sponsorship.  Email or call our coordinator, Barbara Wishingrad, for more information on hosting a workshop, even if you don't get your water from the City of Santa Barbara or Carpinteria Valley Water District. Goleta Water District also offers Smart Landscape Rebates. 

Please contact Barbara Wishingrad at bwishingrad@gmail.com or 805-403-4566 with any questions about our co-sponsorship with the City of Santa Barbara, our support from the Carpinteria Valley Water District, or about the application process.

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