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[April 29, 2014]

Metropolitan Water District Hosts Spring Green Expo This Thursday (May 1)

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:




WHAT:

       

Hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Spring Green Expo is an educational event featuring more than 70 exhibits by college students, businesses and public agencies. The event, which is free to the public, includes three one-hour seminars focusing on the latest in California Friendly landscapes, turf removal tips and smart irrigation choices.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, May 1, starting with opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m.; seminars to begin at 9:30 a.m.; exhibits open from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Courtyard and rotunda, Metropolitan headquarters building, 700 N. Alameda St., downtown Los Angeles, immediately adjoining historic Union Station.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

 
Metropolitan Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert Ivey will kick off the event's opening ceremonies. Seminar guest speakers include experts in green landscape design and irrigation efficiency. Other participants include Southern California students representing 19 colleges/universities, who will display sustainability projects in an ECO Innovators' Showcase.
 

BACKGROUND:

 
The Spring Green Expo will showcase the latest in water use efficiency and sustainability as well as innovations in green design to promote outdoor water conservation. Seminar topics include "How to Remove Your Lawn and Build Healthy Soil Without Chemicals," "How to Select and Grow California Friendly Plants in Your Landscape," and "How to Make Smart Irrigation Choices for Your California Friendly Landscape."
 
The expo also will celebrate Water Awareness Month with an exhibit by Metropolitan's Photography Club. The "PH2OTO Expressions" exhibit will feature more than 50 water-themed images.
 

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.


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