Water Wise Photo Contest Promotes Awareness Among Vancouver Gardeners

Photo contest invites Vancouver residents to share how they're conserving water in the garden.

City of Vancouver photo contest invites residents to share how they’re conserving water in the garden


It’s hard to imagine right now, amongst the spring showers, that water is precious and needs to be conserved. However, the reality is that water collected in the wet season needs to last us through the hot dry seasons.


With Provincial Drinking Water Week coming up, May 1-7, 2011, it’s a nice little reminder about the need to be conservative with our water.


This year, the focus of Drinking Water Week is on how we can be smarter with water in our gardening practices.


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The City of Vancouver Water Wise photo contest is one way city residents can promote water conservation in the garden. The aim is to encourage everyone to think more creatively about how we are using our drinking water for other purposes such as gardening and lawns.


The contest will showcase all the awesome things local people are already doing to reduce the use of drinking water for gardening while inspiring and challenging others to make simple changes.


How have you been water wise in your garden? (Image: Flickr / Nate Steiner)


So get our lens out and send in photos showing how you’re using water wisely outdoors.


Maybe you’re capturing rainwater in an interesting way or maybe you’ve come up with a great irrigation solution. Whatever it is, as long as it’s happening locally, the City of Vancouver wants to see it.


Prizes include a $100 gift certificate to Lee Valley Garden Tools, a City of Vancouver rain barrel, a composter and lots more.


To enter visit Water Wise on Facebook