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BCMG May Monthly Meeting – Wrangle Your Water Use: Garden Like a Texan

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May BCMG Seminar and Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Hosted by Bexar County Master Gardeners

Topic:  Wrangle Your Water Use: Garden Like a Texan

Texas is challenged by a growing population and ever more variable weather conditions.  This sounds like an ominous combination, but it does not have to be.  We can choose to follow sustainable landscape design and maintenance practices that will allow us to enjoy our love for gardening.  Helping the San Antonio community have attractive landscapes AND manage them without excess water continues to be a cornerstone of the SAWS Water Management Plan.  It’s more urgent than ever that we be successful at this part of our mission.  This presentation will review why long-term conservation and reasonable drought demand management will be a critical part of our future more than ever.  Organizations like the Bexar County Master Gardeners are a valued resource in our water plans.

Speaker:  Karen Guz, VP of Water Conservation at SAWS

Karen is the Vice President of Water Conservation for San Antonio Water System (SAWS).  In this role she leads a team that deploys conservation programs for residential, industrial, and institutional customers, resulting in over one billion gallons of savings each year.  Outside of SAWS Karen has served in roles that include the TCEQ Irrigator Advisory Council, the Smart Water Applications Team (SWAT) of the Irrigation Association, and the board of the Alliance for Water Efficiency.  She is currently the Presiding Officer for the Water Conservation Advisory Council, which provides input on conservation progress for the Texas Legislature.  Karen has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She has held a Texas irrigation license for 15 years.

The meeting is free and open to the public.
The business portion of the meeting will begin immediately after the conclusion of the presentation.

1 CE – Code 002
Use date 5/18/2023


May 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


San Antonio Garden Center
3310 N New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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