From Staff Reports

The final two water conservation-related seminars put on jointly by the Town of Prosper and Texas Agi-Life have been moved indoors, according to Angela Tucker, Water Conservation Coordinator.

"Our experience with the first seminar held at the pavilion at Frontier Park on June 17 revealed that the seminar would have a greater impact if it were held indoors, and so we’re moving the final two seminars," she said.

Presented in partnership with Agri-Life of Texas A&M, the two remaining seminars are Lawn Care Maintenance on July 15 and Rainwater Harvesting, Rain Barrel Construction on Aug. 5. Each of these two seminars will take place at the Prosper Community Library on the campus of Reynolds Middle School, 700 N. Coleman St. Both will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Monday July 15, during the Lawn Care Seminar presentation, questions regarding the proper mowing of lawns, the amount of water required for a healthy lawn, the methods of encouraging a deep root system for grasses, and which lawn grasses are better suited for this area will be covered. A question and answer session will end the seminar.

And, finally, on Monday August 5, residents can learn how to harvest rain for irrigation. This program covers the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects storm water has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55 gallon rain barrel.

As before, the seminar will be held at the Community Library and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To register for this either or both seminars, residents should visit: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2013 and click on the appropriate seminar link.

"Stage 3 of the water conservation program is upon us, but we can still maintain a healthy and good-looking lawn by following some simple steps. These seminars can be of incredible benefit to residents," concluded Tucker.