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A Refuge to Inspire Your Landscape

Take a trip to the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary—a hidden gem in Irvine. The RightScape demonstration garden surrounding the Visitors Center has more than three dozen plant varieties, each identified with a plant marker and QR code for mobile access to plant-care details. California native and non-native drought-tolerant plants are featured in two distinct sections of the landscape. Interpretive signs show how they differ in their growing characteristics and water needs.

Additional signs illustrate how efficient irrigation technology and scheduling keep the garden looking healthy. A stormwater bioswale, consisting of river rocks and stones, runs prominently through the demo garden—to collect rain or irrigation water, helping it seep into the ground instead of running off-site.

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Inspire Your Garden with SucculentsIf you’ve ever thought about saving water by planting a colorful drought-tolerant landscape, IRWD has some new inspiration for you....
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MWDOC Poster Contest Winners Recognized for ArtworkHundreds of students participated in the 2019 annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. 12 students from the Irvine Ranch Water District...
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Recycled Water 101: Keeping GreenDrought-proof beauty Purple pipe distinguishes IRWD’s recycled water system, but the concept behind it all is green. Recycling provides an environmentally sustainable...
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IRWD Prepares for Wildfires, and You Should TooSummer marks the official start of fire season: a time when heat, dry brush and whipping winds create an incendiary...
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IRWD Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander MonthMay is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific...
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Fifth Public Hearing Evaluating Change in IRWD Election ProcessNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Final Action on a Transition to Division-Based Elections, and to...
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Clean Car Can Say, ‘I Saved Water’Car washes have two superpowers. They keep your car sparkly clean. And compared to washing a vehicle with a hose...
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At New Great Park Ice, the Rinks Use Recycled Water2016 World Junior Figure Skating champion Marin Honda of Japan takes Great Park Ice for a spin during warmups for...
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Save Water: Fix a Leak and Win PrizesIn honor of Fix a Leak Week, March 18–24, IRWD customers can win a $200 or $100 Home Depot gift...
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Spring Forward for Water EfficiencyEvenings will become lighter beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, as we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving...
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Calling all Student Artists - 2019 Water Awareness Poster ContestThe Irvine Ranch Water District invites students to create a poster that shows how to use water wisely at home,...