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OC Water-Smart Parks

We Only Have One Home.

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Cultivating Change

Orange County is home to 3.2 million people in 34 incorporated cities. We are rich in culture, history, and community, and understand that we need to adjust to thrive in our semi-arid climate. Through strong community and education partnerships, adults and children alike discover their personal impact on the health and reliability of our county’s water supply and the need to preserve and protect our precious natural resources.

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Landscape Plans

FREE Designs to Fit Your Needs.

Did you know? Orange County is one of the most biodiverse regions in all of California. From mountains and canyons to beaches, wetlands, and metropolitan areas, successful gardens and landscapes require the proper landscape design and plants to flourish. MWDOC has partnered with expert designers to create FREE landscape design plans for your personal use.

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Water-Smart Pocket Parks

A water-smart conservation garden, or “Pocket Park,” is a community model for water-efficient landscaping. Visitors learn more about practical irrigation techniques, low-water plant options, and using permeable surfaces and materials to transform home gardens and landscapes into water-smart oases. 

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To encourage participation in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, the Municipal Water District of Orange County and Wyland Foundation partnered to offer the Orange County city with the highest participation in the National Challenge a community

"Pocket Park."

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Project Partners

Orange County water-smart parks are developed, coordinated, and offered in partnership by the Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Wyland Foundation, and the Saddleback College Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design. Each park has additional support from a variety of contractors, nurseries, and vendors, which can be found on the individual project pages.

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