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Author(s):Schroeder, David
Author Affiliation:Water Conservation Specialist, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Montclair, CA
Title:Building a park for conservation, education and recreation
Meeting Info.:Las Vegas, Nevada: October 6-8, 2010
Source:WaterSmart Innovations 2010 Sessions. 2010, p. [1-46].
# of Pages:46
Publishing Information:[Nevada]: Southern Nevada Water Authority and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract/Contents:"In a water conservation project to conserve California's most valuable resource and to provide educational and recreational opportunities for the public, educators, water agencies and others, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District has remodeled its 2.0 acre park to a 'Greener', sustainable landscape. The utilization of several water conservation technologies and practices are demonstrated throughout the new landscape. In the new design, the pre-existing turf area was reduced by 73% and the remaining park space is planted with 43 species of trees appropriate to the local area. Tree selections demonstrate special considerations to size, water usage, hardiness and maintenance. The latest in irrigation technology and equipment are included for both the turf and trees, with all plant materials utilizing the newly installed recycled water system. The total volume of water now being used has been significantly reduced from historical usage because of the reduction of turf and the high efficiency irrigation system. The use of recycled water eliminated all potable water use for irrigation and an immediate cost savings of 25-29% per unit of water was realized. The use of native and natural materials has added to the total aesthetics of the design. These materials include permeable decomposed granite pathways, boulders and mulch from local tree trimming companies. A feeling of community is being felt with the installation of benches, picnic tables, and trash and dog waste receptacles. This community atmosphere is also realized with multiple recreational sports being played within the reduced turf area. Tree information signage is also provided for every tree with a legend map to provide the visitor with the location and identification of each tree species. Additional detailed information for trees, irrigation, and landscaping and water conservation have been created by the District and are provided in various brochures."
Park layout
Pictures, color
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Schroeder, D. 2010. Building a park for conservation, education and recreation. p. [1-46]. In WaterSmart Innovations 2010 Sessions. Las Vegas, Nevada: October 6-8, 2010. [Nevada]: Southern Nevada Water Authority and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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