Workshops & Events

The City of Frisco WaterWise Program hosts a variety of workshops and events for Frisco residents. These events cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, access the workshop links below. 

2017 FREE Workshops & Events

Lawn Care Basics
Ever wondered how to select the right grass for your yard and how to maintain it in a waterwise way?  Come and learn the basics of lawn care and how to maintain your lawn using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University expert, Daniel Cunningham.

Daniel Cunningham earned his Master's Degree in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Natural Resource Management from Texas Tech University.  Daniel's focus is on sustainable water use in landscape through design, plant selection, and management practices.  

Reserve your seat through
Texas A&M AgriLife.

Frisco Senior Center
Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Community Captain Meeting

Calling All Captains!  It’s time for our first official meeting of 2017!  Come out and meet with your fellow water conservation enthusiasts, share ideas for how to spread the word among your neighbors, and get on the fast track for WaterWise news and information in Frisco.

Interested in becoming a Community Captain?  Then come to the meeting and we’ll get you set up!

RSVP today; email WaterWise

Public Works Training Room
February 23, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Water Efficient Landscape Design
Have you ever wanted to incorporate a fire pit or outdoor seating area into your yard, but didn't know how to achieve the look you want while still being waterwise?  Come to the Water Efficient Landscape Design workshop and discover ways to transform your lawn into a beautiful water-efficient landscape from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University expert, Patrick Dickinson

Patrick Dickinson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture from Tarleton State University.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a TCEQ Licensed Irrigator, and has over 15 years experience in the Texas horticulture industry.

Reserve your seat today; email WaterWise.

Public Works Training Room
Friday, February 24, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Wildlife & Wetlands - A Partnership for Conservation


One of the major components to any water conservation program is understanding where water comes from and the role that it plays in our lives.  Frisco is a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).  While our primary source of water is Lake Lavon, we actually draw water from a variety of sources, including a wetland.  As part of NTMWD, the East Fork Wetland Project not only plays a major role in our local water supply, but in providing sustainable habitat for wildlife.  John DeFillipo, director of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, will be here to discuss the relationships between wetland, wildlife, and water conservation in this new brown bag workshop. 

We welcome you to come and learn about this important resource!

Reserve your seat today; email WaterWise.
 
Public Works Training Room
Friday, March 10, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

The Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in Collin County


 Are you new to Collin County and passionate about gardening?  Do you have questions about how to garden in our climate of extremes or working in clay soil?  Then come spend a morning with the experts from the Collin County Master Gardeners Club!  The Master Gardeners will share with you the rewards and challenges of gardening in Collin County, gained through hands-on experience and research.

Reserve your place through the City of Allen.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX   75013
Fix-a-Leak
Join Frisco's licensed plumbers and the WaterWise education team to learn how to deal with simple indoor plumbing issues.  Residents will rotate through four different stations during this hands-on workshop and learn how simple repairs can be made at home. 
Fix-a-Leak workshops are limited to 30 residents per session.  
Reserve your seat today;
email WaterWise

Senior Center
Thursday, March 23 , 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Irrigation Station
Want to master some quick fixes to your sprinkler system? Ever wonder how to re-direct a nozzle spraying water onto the street? Join Frisco's licensed irrigators and WaterWise education team for an Irrigation Station Workshop. Residents will rotate through five different stations during this hands-on workshop and learn how simple adjustments can improve the efficiency of your sprinkler system. 
Limited to 30 residents.  Reserve your seat today; email WaterWise.
 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 (Frisco Lakes Residents Only)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Frisco Lakes Club House

Thursday, March 16, 2017 (Frisco Lakes Residents Only)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Frisco Lakes Club House

Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Public Works Training Room
Water Efficient Landscape Design
Have you ever wanted to incorporate a fire pit or outdoor searing area into your yard, but didn't know how to achieve the look you want while still being waterwise?  Come to the Water Efficient Landscape Design workshop and discover ways to transform your lawn into a beautiful water-efficient landscape from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University expert, Patrick Dickinson

Patrick Dickinson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture from Tarleton State University.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a TCEQ Licensed Irrigator, and has over 15 years experience in the Texas horticulture industry.

Reserve your seat through
Texas A&M AgriLife.  
 
Frisco Senior Center
Saturday, April 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.