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January 17, 2001Flower and Garden Show Features Salmon-Friendly Landscape
An exciting garden display at this years Northwest Flower and Garden Show will demonstrate how to save salmon, conserve precious water and protect streams and lakes from chemical runoff.
The garden, titled "Your Home is Our Watershed, " is being created by Seattle-based SH-Landscapes, Inc., in cooperation with Seattle Public Utilities. It will be on display at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center throughout the show, February 7-11. The Convention Center is located at 8th & Pike in downtown Seattle. The Flower and Garden Show will be open Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The innovative display demonstrates how to create beautiful landscapes that are easy to care for and also easy on the environment, including simple practices that we can all apply to our own yards:
"We receive many calls asking for information about how to grow and maintain beautiful landscapes that are easier on the environment landscapes that need less water, produce less waste, and do not pollute our streams, lakes, and marine waters," said Diana Gale, SPU managing director. "This partnership creates a great opportunity for residents to enjoy the beauty of the Flower and Garden Show, prepare for Spring, and learn how to be good neighbors in their watershed at the same time," she added.
In addition to providing more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area with a reliable water supply, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintains the Citys infrastructure, and protects, conserves and enhances the region's environmental resources.