West Basin Summer Splash 2020

Thank you for your interest in West Basin’s Summer Splash Virtual Water Education Series. The program has officially concluded, but please be on the lookout for virtual Fall programming. You can stay up-to-date on District news and programming by signing up for our e-newsletter.

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For those eligible for the opportunity drawing, the winners will be selected and contacted via email by Tuesday, August 4. Winners will have 2 days to respond and claim their gift card or consultation. Please see the “Opportunity Drawing for Participants” section below for eligibility details. For any additional questions regarding Summer Splash 2020, please contact melissab@westbasin.org.


West Basin Summer Splash Virtual Water Education Series

West Basin is hosting a series of interactive virtual education programs throughout the summer.  A full listing of programs and schedules is provided below. All webinars will be live-hosted by West Basin staff or in partnership with other subject matter experts, and participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions during and after each presentation. NOTE: Space is limited and waitlists are currently unavailable, so please sign up as soon as possible. 

Lunch & Learn Webinars

Participants are encouraged to eat lunch at their homes or offices while enjoying the live webinar, West Basin staff will cover local and regional water issues, the District's efforts to secure and provide high-quality water supplies, and available programs for service area residents. 


  • Friday, June 5 at 12:30 PM (Water Supply Reliability)
  • Friday, July 10 at 12:30 PM (Water Use Efficiency)

Virtual Public Tours of Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility

Participants will have the opportunity to see the inner-workings of a water treatment facility and will learn about the five different types of customer-specific water produced by the District.


  • Thursday, June 18 at 10 AM
  • Thursday, July 23 at 10 AM

Opportunity Drawing for Participants 

Residents who attend both a "Lunch & Learn" webinar and a virtual tour of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility will receive a West Basin certificate and will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win one of the following three prizes. 

  • $200 Garden Consultation from Armstrong Garden Centers
  • $100 Gift Card to Armstrong Garden Centers
  • $50 Gift Card to Armstrong Garden Centers

Fire-Resistant Landscaping Webinars

Participants will learn how to use fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of wildfire. Fire resistant plants are also often drought tolerant, which helps conserve water.  


  • Tuesday, June 23 at 6 PM (Topanga/Malibu area)
  • Additional classes will be held later this summer. Check back for more details.

California Friendly and Native Landscape Training

Design a beautiful garden by understanding the principles of California Friendly and native plant landscapes


  • Tuesday, June 9 at 5 PM
  • ​Tuesday, June 16 at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, June 23 at 5 PM
  • ​Tuesday, June 30 at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, July 7 at 5 PM
  • ​Tuesday, July 14 at 5 PM

Grass Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop

Learn how to remove grass from your yard, select and plant climate-appropriate plants and maintain a beautiful garden year-round.


  • Thursday, June 11 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, June 18 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, June 25 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, July 2 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, July 9 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, July 16 at 5 PM

Virtual Field Trips and Online Student Resources

West Basin’s education team has developed alternative programming and resources to help bridge the gap between in-person instruction and distance learning.  


  • By request, virtual field trips of West Basin's Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility are available to schools and other youth organizations (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.). Virtual field trips are live-hosted by West Basin staff and are intended as an alternative to in-person field trip. These events also support teachers conducting synchronous distance learning with their classrooms.
  • Water Education At-Home Toolkit that provides activities and lessons that helps shape students to become water stewards.
  • Get the family together and enjoy activities to stay safer at home through West Basin's Water Wonders