From the Planning and Conservation League’s Green Roots blog, in a post by Bruce Reznik:
“Directives 1-3 of Governor Brown’s drought emergency proclamation directs the Department of Water Resources and other state agencies to embark on a statewide water conservation campaign to build upon the existing Save Our Water campaign that will encourage Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.
“When West Marin ranchers look out their windows these days, they see another gorgeous summer day in the middle of winter. … ’That darn sun,’ dairyman Bob Giacomini cursed one morning last week, adjusting a patio umbrella to shield federal agricultural official Ann Mills and her entourage from the relentless heat and glare of a cloudless sky.”
From the California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) website:
“DWR and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) are giving outdoor water conservation tips to California State Fair visitors. ‘Water-Wise Landscaping – It’s as Easy as 1-2-3′ is the theme at the DWR-ACWA exhibit, where hands-on workshops teach water-wise gardening and landscaping with drought-resistant plants.
“The ‘Save Our Water’ water-efficient garden exhibit is located at the Farm in the America’s Great Outdoors – Discovery Island area.
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“The Save Our Water statewide water conservation program is showcasing water-wise landscaping at the State Fair in Sacramento from July 12-28, educating fair goers about water-wise plants and gardening tips as well as water- efficient residential sprinkler systems.
“The Save Our Water campaign was created in 2009 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to educate consumers on ways to reduce their household water use. Outdoor water use is a major focus