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Garden Party 2015 Press Release

Post Date:06/04/2015

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Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD


For Immediate Release

Truckee Donner PUD Announces FREE Garden Party and Seminar

Learn about drought restrictions, how to save water and have a beautiful garden

Truckee, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is hosting a garden party and seminar Tuesday, June 23, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Patricia S. Sutton Conservation Garden. This informative event includes displays and presentations by local experts on water-wise landscaping and gardening. Seminar presentations will occur at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on plant selection, irrigation and landscape design.

  • Laura Mello, LJM Group, ASLA (5:45 p.m. presentation)
  • Mike McCauley, RainBird Corporation (6:30 p.m. presentation)

“The on-going drought and California emergency regulations make it even more important to reduce water usage,” said Trisha Ruby, TDPUD conservation program administrator. “This event will help our customers reduce water usage, save money and maintain a beautiful yard now and in the future.”

TDPUD customers are encouraged to attend the event and learn about water conservation for their garden, erosion and storm water control, plant selection, irrigation, landscape materials and the many ways that residents can conserve water in and outside their homes.

  • Refreshments will be served
  • Local exhibitors include TDPUD, Town of Truckee, Truckee River Watershed Council, Pat Sutton Memorial Scholarship Fund, Rock & Rose Nursery, Mountain Hardware and more
  • Free water-saving devices will be available to TDPUD water customers
  • Get up-to-date information on drought regulations

TDPUD Garden Party and Seminar:

Tuesday, June 23, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Truckee Donner PUD back garden, 11570 Donner Pass Road

Information on this water conservation event can be found at (events) or by calling 530-582-3931 or visit the TDPUD’s conservation department at 11570 Donner Pass Road.

About Truckee Donner PUD:

The TDPUD is a non-profit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit

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