Washington County Water Conservancy District underwrites the following annual community events that promote the wise use of water. All events are free and open to the public.



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August 2019

Free

Free Landscape Workshop: Fall Into Veggie Gardening

August 10 @ 10:00 AM
Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S Dixie Dr.
St George, UT 84770 United States

Learn how to make Southern Utah’s long growing season work to your advantage when planting and harvesting vegetables.

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Free

Free Community Landscape Workshop: Turf Alternatives

August 24 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 PM
Washington County Water Conservancy District Office, 533 E. Waterworks Dr.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

Discuss ideas for creating landscapes that are kid-friendly, safe, engaging and water efficient.

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September 2019

Free Landscape Workshop: Fall into Veggie Gardening

September 7 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S Dixie Dr.
St George, UT 84770 United States

Learn about making Southern Utah’s long growing season work to your advantage when planting and harvesting vegetables.

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Localscapes University

September 21 @ 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Washington County Water Conservancy District Office, 533 E. Waterworks Dr.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

Learn how to create an innovative, practical landscape design for southern Utah. Registration for this class is recommended. Click here to register.

Localscapes is a statewide program that helps residents create custom landscapes for where they live. Visit www.localscapes.com for more information.

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$100 – $150

Qualified Water Efficient Landscape (QWEL) Training

September 25 @ 8:00 AM -September 27 @ 5:00 PM
Washington County Water Conservancy District Office, 533 E. Waterworks Dr.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

The district is hosting a Qualified Water Efficient Landscape (QWEL) training, which provides 20 hours of educational training in irrigation system design and maintenance, programming and operation. The training is one of two approved US EPA WaterSense Irrigation Auditor certification programs in the nation and is recognized by the EPA WaterSense program, Central Iron County Water Conservancy District, USU Extension, Washington County Water Conservancy District and the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association. UCNP CEU’s available.

Training is $100 for the course plus $50 for the

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October 2019

Free

Scarecrow Walk & Haunted Canyon

October 15 @ 5:00 PM -October 31 @ 7:00 PM
Red Hills Desert Garden, 375 E. Red Hills Parkway
St. George, UT 84770 United States

Join us for the 4th annual Scarecrow Walk & Haunted Canyon at Red Hills Desert Garden.  This free, family-friendly event will feature several scarecrow displays from various local organizations in addition to a haunted canyon decorated with skeletons, spiders and other creepy things. Join us on October 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. to enjoy music and cookie decorating.

 

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Free

Fall Festival

October 21 @ 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
The Garden, 1851 S. Dixie Dr.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

Spook alley, mad scientist experiments, children’s art projects, educational booths and more.  This is one seasonal celebration you won’t want to miss.

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November 2019

Free

Free Landscape Workshop: Container & Raised Bed Gardening

November 2 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S Dixie Dr.
St George, UT 84770 United States

Tips on caring for potted plants and best practices for building raised planting beds will be shared.

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Free

Free Landscape Workshop: The Dirt on Soil & Composting

November 16 @ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Washington County Water Conservancy District Office, 533 E. Waterworks Dr.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

Instructions will be provided on how to test your soil and prepare it for planting.  The basics of composting will also be covered.

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Holiday Lights at Red Hills Desert Garden

November 29 @ 5:00 PM -December 31 @ 10:00 PM

Red Hills Desert Garden will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of holiday lights and displays that are guaranteed to add a little sparkle to the season.  Lights are on nightly until 10 p.m.

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