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Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations are in order for James and Cynthia Hughes, who have won the SNWA's Yard of the Month. The couple was inspired to remove their grass as a part of the Water Smart Landscapes program, and have since replaced it with a striking assortment of drought tolerant plants such as Agave, Spurge, Pink Lady Indian Hawthorne, Silverberry, English Ruellia and Coral Fountain, as well as a vegetable garden.

Their have been other bonuses aside from the beauty of the new plants and functionality of the vegetable garden, too. When it came to the water bills, James stated “The month before we made the conversion, our water bill was probably close to $300,” he said. “A month after we finished it, our bill dropped to $60.”

“And some of them since have been about $30,” Cynthia said.

If you know of a yard you think deserves recognition, or would like to find out more about drought friendly landscaping, visit www.snwa.com

 

Public Meeting of the Colorado River Commission March 8th

Public Meeting of the Colorado River Commission March 8th

Citizens with questions or comments about the developments on the Colorado River may be interested in attending the Public Meeting of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The meeting will be held this Tuesday, and items of interest to be discussed will be consideration and recruitment for an Executive Director, the adoption of Resolution 2011-1, and discussion of current conditions of the river and basin. the meeting will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday March 8th at the Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.