Water Conservation Garden
The City of Folsom and Intel Corporation are seeking volunteers to plant a new water conservation demonstration garden at the Hinkle Creek Nature Center on the afternoon of Saturday Oct. 2.
Intel Corporation provided a grant to fund the project through a community based environmental program. Intel employees will work alongside City employees and community volunteers to install the landscaping at the Hinkle Creek Nature Center, 7100 Baldwin Dam Road.
The water conservation demonstration garden is designed to educate residents and school children on the importance of water conservation in landscape design. The garden will feature drought tolerant ornamental and native plants, the latest in low-volume irrigation, and irrigation controller technology that will track water use in landscape.
An estimated 5,000 students and residents are expected to visit Hinkle Creek Nature Center next year to learn about ways to maintain beautiful gardens while using less water, a vital natural resource.
Water Conservation Garden Volunteers Wanted
Interested volunteers, for the water conservation garden, 13 years and older, should call Folsom’s Water Management Program at (916) 355-7252.