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Earn your QWEL certification online this fall!

Join this FREE class to become a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper. Become a recognized industry leader in sustainable landscaping and irrigation!

This two-week course features live online instruction four days per week with the highly acclaimed landscaping and irrigation expert: Lori Palmquist. Because we know everyone has different schedules, participants can choose the series that works best for them. Certifying exams will be offered for both series the week of Oct. 19th.

Evening Series Instruction Begins Monday, October 5th

 7:00 – 9:00 PM. (Register)

Morning Series Instruction Begins Tuesday, October 6th

8:00 – 10:00 AM. (Register)

*Access to the web-based Zoom application required. Minimal exam fee applies.

Who should attend: Landscape contractors and irrigation technicians, park and public agency maintenance staff, landscape architects and designers, and others interested in landscape water conservation.

What’s it about: The QWEL professional certification course provides education on water-saving sustainable landscaping principles, soils, plant water needs, irrigation system troubleshooting and audits, controller programming and more. QWEL is also recognized by U.S. EPA WaterSense. Learn more at

Questions: Please contact the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP), which was selected by water providers to implement QWEL training in the greater Bay Area: 916.552.5885 or

WaterSense recognized: QWEL professional training is a proactive local approach to reducing landscape water use. It is recognized as a WaterSense labeled Professional Certification Program for Irrigation System Auditing and is a multi-year WaterSense Sustained Excellence award winner.

March Events Cancelled

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has cancelled all public events and programs until the end of March 2020. This will effect our volunteer event scheduled on March 21st. We will keep you posted on any further developments, stay safe!