Citrus Heights Water District believes community involvement makes a stronger community. It actively participates in community events, has a strong school program and invites the community to attend its monthly Board of Directors meetings.

WaterSmart Classes

CHWD would like to thank everyone that came out to one of our WaterSmart Classes we offered in 2019.

Please note that the 2020 WaterSmart Classes listed below will be offered as online webinars. These classes are free! Resources from our most recent WaterSmart webinars can be found here.

WaterSmart August 2020 Flyer

Date Time Topic Registration Link
Tuesday August 11, 2020 12:00 p.m. (noon) WaterSmart Foundation: Healthy Soil, Happy Landscape To register, visit
Wednesday August 12, 2020 12:00 p.m. (noon) WaterSmart Irrigation: The Soil and Water Relationship To register, visit
Thursday August 13, 2020 12:00 p.m. (noon) WaterSmart Show Stoppers: Meet the Plants To register, visit
Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WaterSmart Class

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Workshop #1

WaterSmart Basics: Groundwork for Creating Your Green Plan

Using an actual landscape project that’s designed based on River-Friendly principles, we’ll step through the building blocks for creating your own Green Plan. Learn how to assess existing conditions: Soil, irrigation, slopes, water from roofs/surfaces, sun exposure, and plants because all parts of your landscape work together. Methods for how to measure your yard, consider its function, and identify challenges will be presented. You’ll learn how to use this information to create a base plan, the foundation of your design. Webinar includes Q&A time and online resources.

Workshop Handouts

Landscape Symphonies Design Considerations

Landscape Design Questionnaire

Garden Checklist

RFL Core Principles and Practices

Soil Type Test

Steps to Measuring Your Property

How to Triangulate Locate Objects on Plan


Workshop #2

WaterSmart Basics: Putting Your Green Plan Together

This webinar will take you through the process of creating a landscape plan using site information and a base plan for an actual landscape project. You’ll also learn how to make design decisions for irrigating efficiently, grouping and placing plants for optimum health, keeping water on your property by shaping the soil, and turning challenges into opportunities. Now you’ll have the ability to create a River-Friendly plan for your own yard. Webinar includes Q&A time and online resources.

Workshop Handouts

Landscape Symphonies Design Considerations

Rain Garden Design Manual

CA Native Drought Tolerant Landscape Plants Sac Valley

Green Gardener at Home Garden Checklist 2020