Irrigation and Landscaping Focus Group


The Wood River Valley receives 8-15 inches of precipitation each year – mostly in snow.   At the same time, Valley residents use nearly 70% of their total annual water budget on their outdoor landscape during just 6 months of the year.  We have the engineering to do better and this group is focusing on increasing education/outreach and the incentives/enforcements to increase our community’s efficiencies and conservation practices in our outdoor water use.


Collaborations taken to date:

  • Worked with The Wood River Land Trust to reprint and deliver one-page flyers with best practices for irrigation system set ups and soil preparation – English and Spanish.

  • Worked with the Wood River Land Trust to create two fold informational brochures for homeowners and HOA’s with information on best practices in our area for landscaping (e.g.), soil care, plant choices (including trees) and irrigation practices. to lower watering needs and survive droughts.

  • Working with City of Hailey on creating a one page information flyer for homeowners and HOA's on soil care, plant choices and irrigation practices to lower watering needs and survive droughts.


Current Collaborations:

  • Finalizing and getting approval for homeowner brochure with Hailey and other jurisdictions.  Get flyer printed and delivered to chosen sources.

  • Starting work on landscape and irrigation codes for County and Cities.


Volunteer opportunities:

  • Join us for our monthly meetings (listed on calendar each month) and see what’s interesting.  

  • Help organize water and plant smart workshop for Earth Day each year.

  • Help start a yard renovation ‘club’ to share yard and irrigation ideas with other CAC members.

  • Help us reach out to local jurisdictions and/or HOAs for water-wise and planting discussions or presentations.

  • Write informational blogs on landscaping and wise water use for our webpage and/or our Idaho Earth Guide.

  • Have any computer, video or artistic talents?  We need help in creating Instagram and poster messaging as well as social media and TikTok "calls to action" videos.

  • No time to offer?  Feel free to donate to our efforts.  We always need money for printing brochures, signs, events and our online presence.

  • Want to get involved?  Sign up below:

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