90 Conserving Water at Home

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A dry winter, long-term drought, and record low levels in major Colorado River reservoirs have all of us wondering what we can do to minimize our water consumption. Kate Larson of Resource Central shares how the organization is helping communities implement programs to encourage homeowners to conserve water.

City of Fountain Conservation and Sustainability Manager Katie Helm also shares the response from community members and why being able to partner with another organization to administer these services is so invaluable. (Resource Central is helping the city of Fountain with Lawn Replacement, Slow the Flow (irrigation evaluations), a smart controller program, and seminars).

LINKS:

Speaker’s Slideshttps://studio809podcasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Resource-Central-SIP-5.18.2022_v2.pdf

Resource Centralhttps://resourcecentral.org/

City of Fountain Conservation & Sustainabilityhttps://fountainco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8af6d3c2308b4909a1820b4337bb38b5

Source of information and inspiration - property owners can share water conservation tips and experiencehttps://waterwiseyards.org/

Three Videos Shown by Kate:

Lafayette Waterwise Yard Transformationhttps://youtu.be/UVyV-I5O5mg

Bee Friendly Yard Beautifies the Neighborhoodhttps://youtu.be/bxMfWP9m2gI

Lawn Replacement Program: How It Workshttps://youtu.be/dQtzodxoOUI

Resource Central YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/ReSourceConservation

Sustainable and Resilient Pikes Peak Region - Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/srppr

Receive Notifications of Future Sustainability in Progress Meetingshttps://tinyurl.com/4h4ujnya

Special thanks to Studio 809 Podcasts Supporter and Community Partner, Springs Homes.

This episode was recorded at the Sustainability in Progress (SIP) virtual event on May 18, 2022. Sustainability in Progress is a monthly program of the Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Join us (free) the third Wednesday of every month.

The mission of Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future is to promote regional sustainability and advance the Pikes Peak region's sustainability plan (PPR2030) through regional collaboration and outreach. Connect with us at peakalliance.org

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sustainability in ProgressJune 15, 20228 to 9 amIn-Person or VirtualSondermann Park740 West Caramillo StreetColorado Springs, CO 80907

Planting for a Healthy Watershed

Join CO Native Plant Society Executive Director Maggie Gaddis and Fountain Creek Watershed District Interim Executive Director Alli Schuch at the newly revived Kathleen Marriage Garden at Sondermann Park. We'll talk about the history of the garden, how it was brought back to life, how you can incorporate native plants and help support a healthy watershed. This is an outdoor event at the garden.

Advance registration required to attend the virtual version of this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtduqppjwtG9f1Y2WlqJRbvaQOzwu3hnLf

Cob Oven WorkshopJune 11-12, 2022Smokebrush Farm302 El Paso Blvd.Manitou Springs, CO

For information and registration, call Dylan Roberts: 719-650-5697

Permaculture Design WorkshopJune 24-26, 2022Orient Land TrustMoffat, CO

For information and registration: permaculture@olt.org

The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Springs Office of Innovation

Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Pikes Peak Permaculture

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