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Elfin Forest Recreation Reserve
Interested in getting in touch with our local natural environment? OMWD’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve hosts talks, workshops, and educational hikes to nature lovers of all ages. Visit our Reserve’s events page for more information.
Regional Water Smart Events
Organizations throughout the county offer a variety of water-smart classes, workshops, and tours. Visit our water wholesaler’s event schedule for details.
Upcoming Three-Hour Virtual Workshops
December 14 – Installation & Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment
Recordings of past workshops are available if you are unable to attend one of the virtual workshops.
Several times a year, OMWD offers tours of its facilities, including Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant, and the 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility. Please note that Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir are owned by the San Diego County Water Authority; please contact SDCWA for tour opportunities.
Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately noon. Reservations must be made by noon on the Monday prior to the scheduled tour date and all attendees must complete a tour release form. Tours may be canceled or closed depending on the level of participation. For safety reasons, tours are not held during inclement weather.
Although this is a shuttled tour, there is some walking and stair climbing required, so we recommend wearing comfortable, closed-toe shoes, and loose clothing. It is also suggested that attendees bring a hat, light jacket, and camera.
Find great examples of beautiful landscapes that require less water by visiting the annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest website.
3Speaking Engagements &
OMWD employees provide outreach services throughout the year and are able to deliver presentations, facilitate discussions, and provide general information about water issues for groups, civic organizations, and associations.