Facilities, event, and program cancellations due to COVID-19

In consideration of guidelines recently published by the California Department of Public Health to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, all Waterwise Community Center and Chino Basin Water Conservation District events and in-person workshops are cancelled until further notice. Our building, gardens, and restrooms are currently closed until further notice.

We will be closely monitoring the situation, and will resume regular programming as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our programs and in contributing to a waterwise community. We look forward to seeing you at our events once programming has resumed.

Free Mulch and Compost: Temporary New Hours and Location  

Bring your own tools and containers and head over to the Waterwise Community Center

Our giveaway has temporarily been moved to the north end of our main parking lot and will be available 7 days a week from 6 am - 8 pm until supplies last on a first-come, first-serve basis. Masks are required and cones will be placed to ensure that visitors are more than 6 feet apart. 

This is a self-serve event: You will load your own containers and vehicle. Bring your own tools and containers. A pitchfork and sturdy containers are recommended.

Mulch is a mix of ground local tree trimmings. Mulch helps conserve water by reducing evaporation, allowing water to be held in the soil for longer. It also helps build soil structure, inhibits weed growth, and much more. All mulch is donated by our friends at Green Army. This mixed mulch contributes to improving soil more than store bought bark or dyed mulch. Mulch is applied as a layer on top of the soil and never mixed into the soil.

Compost is donated by the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) who manufactures SoilPro Premium Compost Products. To see lab results for the compost, click here.  

If you are a community group such as Boy Scouts, a community garden, school, or other group and are working on a project, you may arrange to pick up mulch on another day. Please contact us for scheduling. 

Note: This event is not open to commercial landscapers

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