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Outdoor Conservation

Native Plant Workshop

Learn how to make your landscape water efficient with native plants and how to use the BC Landscape Water Calculator to lower your water consumption. The Native Plant Workshop is FREE for Abbotsford and Mission residents. Register before April 4, 2024.

  • Abbotsford Session: Saturday, April 6 | 11am - 12pm | Abbotsford Recreation Centre
  • Mission Session: Saturday, April 6 | 2pm - 3pm | Mission Leisure Centre

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Water Wise Gardening

With increased demands on water supplies, there's a greater focus on conserving water. Water can no longer be considered a limitless resource. For most of the year, Abbotsford receives enough rain to keep gardens adequately watered. However, the summer months are usually dry, and our summer water use can increase significantly. Inefficient watering practices and planting gardens that are not suitable for our climate are contributing factors to the large amount of water used in the summer. Water Restrictions are in effect from May 1 – October 30, every year in order to ensure there is reliable quantity of water available, during the summer.

The AWMSC has several programs in place that will help gardeners water wisely!

An Introduction to WaterWise Lawn Care

How to Deal with European Chafer Beetles