County recently celebrated the grand opening of the new River-Friendly
Inspiration Garden. Originally a water conservation demonstration garden, it has
been renovated to showcase River-Friendly Landscaping practices.
The garden is located in the Laguna Creek Watershed next to the Sacramento
County Water Agency's Water Treatment Plant on Waterman Road between Rendham Way
and Westray Drive, about 0.4 mile north of Calvine.
The garden is open 7am–7pm daily.
The Garden showcases River-Friendly Landscaping practices that conserve
water, reduce yard waste, prevent pollution of our air and local rivers, and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It features beautiful water-efficient plants
and native grasses that need less water and mowing than traditional landscapes.
Download this informative brochure to learn more the garden and its plants.
Here are some photos from the grand opening of the River-Friendly Inspiration
Garden, held on June 6, 2013:
More about the Garden
The River-Friendly Inspiration Garden is dedicated in honor of two
inspirational women in our community: Donna Dean and Judy Waegell. Judy’s family
owns agricultural land in the headwaters of the Laguna Creek Watershed and she
is remembered for her devotion to resource conservation, sustainable
development, community service and family, as well as her passion for music and
gardening. Donna was a civil engineer with Sacramento County whose pioneering
vision for community water conservation is exemplified in this garden.
This garden is owned and operated by the Sacramento County Water Agency. It
was renovated in 2013 by the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources
with funding provided by a
grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
There are many opportunities for schools, youth groups, and local
organizations to help tend this garden or gain community service hours. Please
contact Jeanette Huddleston at 874-4711 or
email@example.com for more
information on how to become a steward.