SDRC workshops to help kids and green thumbs save water at home
Want to turn your children into shrewd water users? Like to
keep your gardens looking lush and beautiful while using as little water as
possible? Then come along to Southern Downs Regional Council’s water-saving
Coordinated by SDRC’s
Sustainability Officer Catherine Travers, the FREE workshops will teach
the region’s young water savers and keen gardeners tools and tips to conserve
water at home now and into the future.
SDRC invites primary school aged children between grades one
and four to the Warwick and Stanthorpe Libraries for ‘Water Detectives’, a new Council
program which teaches children to think about how they and their families use
water at home.
Children will love hands-on activities like learning to be
their household’s water manager, or timing how long it takes a normal
showerhead to fill a bucket with water compared to water-efficient showerheads.
SDRC is also teaming with Warwick gardening expert Duanne
Karle from The Weeping Mulberry to offer workshops in Stanthorpe and Warwick
that show green thumbs tips and tricks to keep their gardens thriving while
keeping water use to a minimum.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said
everyone had a part to play in monitoring water use at home and in the garden.
“Long-term forecasts indicate our region will to be hotter
and drier than in the past,” Cr Dobie said.
“Offering water-saving workshops will give residents the
tools they need to make informed choices on the most efficient ways to use
water into the future.
“Water Detectives is a great way for children to become
involved and to teach our next generation how important it is to conserve our
most precious resource.
“With current high level water restrictions, everyone needs
to consider ways to reach the current target of 170 litres of water per person
per day – around 19 household buckets.
“Developing these practices now will help our region secure
its most precious resource moving forward once the drought begins to ease.”
SDRC will host ‘Water Detectives’ and The Weeping Mulberry’s
gardening workshops throughout January.
For more information on the times and locations of SDRC’s
water-saving workshops, please visit SDRC’s Community, Business Workshops and
Forums page at https://bit.ly/2GSYIW9, or
follow SDRC’s Facebook page.
SDRC advises that spaces for the workshops are limited, so
residents wishing to attend should RSVP to Catherine Travers, Sustainability
Officer, on 1300 697 372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.