The Marin Municipal Water District is co-sponsoring a FREE Spanish-language Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) 21-hour certification course beginning October 9. The three-week, seven-session course includes instruction in proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion with the QWEL designation, which has been approved by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Spanish QWEL 2012 Class Schedule:
Week 1: Tuesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 11, 6-9 pm; Saturday, October 13, 9 am-12 pm
Week 2: Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm
Week 3: Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 25, 6-9 pm; Saturday, October 27, 9 am-12 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. For a printable flier in Spanish and English, click here.
The course is sponsored by Marin Municipal Water District 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 find lists of local graduates at the QWEL website.