Presented by Cheryl Buckwalter, educator, consultant, and residential landscape designer. A Watershed Approach to Softscape: Everything we do in our landscapes can help to protect and improve the integrity of one of California’s key ecosystems – the Sacramento region’s watershed. This presentation focuses on the landscape’s “Softscape” – that means plants! They are the elements of our landscapes that generate ever-changing beauty. Selecting, placing, planting, and caring for plants is a process that yields many rewards, including soil and plant health; serving an intended purpose; providing color, texture, and year-round interest; reducing water needs once established; providing habitat for birds, pollinators, and beneficial insects; and reducing erosion and pollutants from entering our waterways. Join us to learn how your landscape’s softscape supports a healthy watershed with climate-appropriate, easy-care plants. Registration opens on May 1.