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FREE Garden Party & Seminar Press Release

Post Date:06/09/2014

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Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD


For Immediate Release

Truckee Donner PUD Announces FREE Garden Party & Seminar

Want to save water and money and have a beautiful garden?

Truckee, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is hosting a Garden Party & Seminar on Tuesday, June 24th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM in the Patricia S. Sutton Conservation Garden. This informative event includes displays and presentations by local experts on water-wise landscaping & gardening. Seminar presentations will occur at 6:00PM and 7:00PM on irrigation best practices, lawn alternatives and other water-wise landscape designs.

  • Don Franklin, Hunter Industries, CID, CLIA (6:00PM Presentation)

  • Laura Mello, LJM Group, ASLA (7:00PM Presentation)

“The on-going drought makes it even more important to reduce water usage.” said Trisha Ruby, TDPUD conservation program administrator, “This event will help our customers be water-wise and maintain a beautiful yard.”

TDPUD customers are encouraged to attend the event and learn about water conservation for your garden, erosion and storm water control, plant selection, irrigation, landscape materials and the many ways that you can conserve water in and out of your home.

  • Local exhibitors include TDPUD, Truckee River Watershed Council, UCCE Lake Tahoe Master Gardner, Pat Sutton Memorial Scholarship Fund, Rock & Rose Nursery, and more!

  • Free water-saving measures will be available to TDPUD water customers
  • Refreshments will be served

TDPUD Garden Party & Seminar:

Tuesday, June 24th, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

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. We also invite you to 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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