The 4.5 acre Water Conservation Center Campus is a unique resource for our area that brings water conservation tips and ideas right to your fingertips. This campus is a hub of activity centering around conservation, furthering the vision our founders had in 1949. Our facility is free and open to the public, located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles, with easy access off the 10 Freeway. Come visit and tell your friends!
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The educational lobby exhibit brings important topics like water in California, the Chino Groundwater Basin, and how you can personally conserve water to the forefront in a colorful and fun format. You can even see up-close how much water is required to make a hamburger!
Our Landscape Design Room contains a comprehensive reference library, software you can use to draft your own water wise landscape, and drawing materials. Our water conservation specialists can advise you on your progress and answer questions.
The Board Room / classroom space is the site for our many landscaping workshops and can also be made available for community groups. This classroom can seat up to 50 adults.
The education building is dedicated for school field trips where students learn about the water cycle, groundwater and its significance, and many more topics. The district is developing standards-based curriculum for these field trips. This building fits classes of 35 students and there is no public access. Please reserve in advance.
The Water Wise Demonstration Garden helps further our teaching about Water Wise Landscaping, as you can go out and see the best practices for yourself and get ideas for your own home. There are pocket gardens with various themes, a turf demonstration to compare / contrast various types of turf, a dedicated children’s garden, and Sam, our sulcata tortoise! Come visit to keep track of how the garden is growing in.
The demonstration parking lot showcases various permeable pavements and how they can help percolate water back into the ground. We have Water Wise Plantings, bioswales, permeable pavements and other features to capture water rather than letting it run off.
The Wilderness Park contains over 40 different species of trees. The tree selections were derived from a list of parameters which included low water use, minimal maintenance, flower and/or foliage colors and adaptability to residential landscapes in this region. New high efficiency irrigation systems for water conservation were designed and installed and installed to support the new tree planting and turf area. The new turf area, reduced 50% from the former design, utilizes highly efficient rotor type overhead sprinklers. The entire park irrigation system uses recycled water.
Come visit us to decide which feature of the Water Conservation Center is your favorite. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends to our conservation home!