(New Format in 2021)
YardSmart is now a free, informative full-day conference designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees and much more. This semi-annual conference is offered each spring and fall.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Registration will begin in December.
For more information, email WaterConservation@fortworthtexas.gov or call 817-392-8740.
Facility is wheelchair accessible. To arrange for sign language interpretation, call TDD 817-392-8544 at least 72 hours prior to event.
Water Saving Seminars
Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill. This seminar series, taught by Texas A&M AgriLife Water University staff, cover a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics each year.
All of the 2020 water saving seminars will be available live online through Texas A&M Water University on the originally scheduled dates. Registration for the live webinar events will be through Water University at the links provided with each description.
Fort Worth staff will be attending the live online seminars in case you have questions pertaining specifically to Fort Worth outdoor irrigation restrictions and programs.
Family Friendly Gardening
Date: Oct. 22, 2020
Outdoor living just got a lot more fun and we’re not kidding! In this class, you’ll learn how to create a safe, beautiful, interactive space every member of the family will love. Discover ways to bring your children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. We’ll also cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of–for both kid and pet proof plantings. Shrink your lawn & maintenance bill so your household can explore, learn, & grow together!
Register for Family Friendly Gardening »
Dates have been announced for the 2021 Water Saving Seminars. Topics and registration will be available after the first of the year. All seminars are on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).
March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2020
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021
BRIT Educational Classes
Fort Worth Water and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) will offer six (6) new classes during 2021. The classes will include both adult and family-oriented activities.
Check back for topics, dates, and registration information later this fall.
Takeback Meds Day
The Take Back Meds event is over. Check back in the spring for more information about the next event, or visit the Department of Justice website to find other drug take back events happening near you.
- Veterinary medications
- Vitamins, minerals and samples
- Oxygen tanks, inhalers or nebulizers
- Needles and other sharps
- Thermometers or IV bags
Before you arrive
- Keep medicines in original containers
- Mark through personal information
- Stay in your vehicle at all times
When you turn on your tap for a drink of water, to take a shower or wash clothes, you take for granted that water will flow. Water is a precious natural resource that cannot be manufactured. It is important that we know how we can preserve and conserve it for now and future generations.
The Speakers Bureau provides an educational forum to heighten the awareness of water conservation and water quality issues. We provide speakers for neighborhood associations, churches, schools or social organizations at no charge. Request a Speaker.
Learning About Water at Home
Fort Worth Water has created a compilation of lesson plans and resources about water for parents and children learning together or teachers looking for lessons to supplement classroom curriculum. Lesson plans have been created by respected organization in the water field. Download the Resource Guide. Fort Worth Water has a certified teacher of staff to support you if needed.
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