VENTURA, Calif., March 8, 2019 - Triunfo Sanitation District will sponsor a Turf Removal Class on Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 to noon at the Mae Boyar recreation facility (130 Kanan Road in Oak Park). The class is free and open to the public, although priority registration will be given to customers of Oak Park Water Service and Triunfo Sanitation District.
The training will be conducted by an instructor from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge in how to convert a lawn into a sustainable, drought-tolerant landscape. Topics covered will include design considerations, removal of existing grass, soil preparation, irrigation systems, planting, and garden maintenance. A vendor fair will follow the session, during which participants may consult with representatives from nurseries, landscape design companies, irrigation specialists, and other industry professionals.
In a typical single family home, the landscape may absorb 50 percent (or more) of the total water used. Participants in the March 30 class will learn how to reduce that percentage significantly, while creating and maintaining a beautiful, sustainable outdoor space. Sustainable landscaping is designed to achieve a balance with the local climate and ecology through the use of native plants and environmentally friendly planning.
Although there is no charge for the class, including all course materials, pre-registration is required. To register, or to obtain additional information, call or email Lisa McKinley ((805) 658-4618 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Triunfo Sanitation District provides sewage collection services and wastewater treatment, supplise potable water, and treats and sells recycled water in the southeastern portion of Ventura County, including the communities of Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Bell Canyon, and the Westlake Village and North Ranch portions of Thousand Oaks. The District covers approximately 50 square miles and serves a population in excess of 30,000.