Santa Maria Sun / Art
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 20
Locals awarded for 'WaterWise' gardens
BY JOE PAYNE
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department has announced the winners of the inaugural “WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest.” The winners were selected on how well their home gardens used water, especially if the gardens were able to limit the use of drinking water.
The countywide grand prize winner was Christine Nolte of Santa Barbara, who received a $500 gift card to the nursery of her choice due to her garden’s water efficiency, which included a capture barrel that collected rainwater runoff from her roof. Nolte, who is a graduate of the “Green Gardener Program,” also included several plants that attract local pollinators.
The winners in each respective region include Annette Winer of Goleta, Jon and Susan Everett of Carpinteria, Arthur Posche of Montecito, Ken and Shandy Mann of Santa Maria, and Jeannette and Harvey Wynne of Lompoc. More information is available at waterwisesb.org or 568-3000.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric say all is well at Diablo Canyon Citizens ask for maximum punishment in an animal cruelty case Cops or troops?: Just how militarized are SLO County's law enforcement organizations? Beneath the surface: Above the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, new wells are being dug while residents and agriculturalists worry about the uncertain future A second defendant is charged in a rape case The Arroyo Grande City Council declines to further investigate an 'incident' San Luis Obispo man arrested on suspicion of torture