The Marin Municipal Water District is co-sponsoring a FREE Spanish-language Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) 20-hour certification course beginning October 11. The three-week, seven-session course includes instruction in irrigation systems, water management, soil science and new technology. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion with the QWEL designation, which has been approved by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Spanish QWEL 2011 Class Schedule:
Week 1: Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13, 6-9 pm
Week 2: Tuesday, October 18, 6-9 pm; Saturday, October 22, 9 am-1 pm
Week 3: Tuesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 27, 6-9 pm; Saturday, October 29, 9 am-1 pm
All classes will be held at Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal Street in San Rafael. For more information and to register, call (877) 689-7721 or visit www.qweltraining.com.
The course is sponsored by MMWD and Sonoma County Water Agency.
QWEL was developed in 2007 through a partnership of landscape contractors, educators and North Bay water agencies with the goal of reducing landscape water demand. It is one of the first irrigation auditor certification programs in the nation to carry the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense label.
MMWD customers who are interested in hiring a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper can view a list of over 300 local program graduates.