Image by Amanda Iyana Michaels

Image by Amanda Iyana Michaels


Welcome to Water Sages

Palisadians now live in a more arid climate with less water available for our homes and gardens. But we can still live in beautiful surroundings. The Water Sages team aims to help our community conserve water, expand water reuse and rainwater capture, and move toward native plants which are drought tolerant, fire resistant, and enhance our local ecosystems.


The Water Sages will gather data on water use in the Palisades; organize tours and demonstrations of homes currently handling water well; organize training sessions for Palisadians on how to better use our water; and help you connect with your neighbors to share experiences and growing expertise.


This Water Sages webpage aims to provide you with these and other useful information resources.


Water Saving, Capture, and Re-Use


Join us in helping Palisadians benefit from our abundant local sources of water. Rainwater harvesting makes productive use of what otherwise would become stormwater polluting our creeks and ocean.  Greywater lets you use water twice – once for your shower or laundry and again for your garden.  Conservation remains our most cost-effective and environmentally friendly water source.  We will show you how!

Native, Drought-Tolerant Landscapes


Join us in helping Palisadians enrich their gardens and our local ecosystems with thriving native drought-tolerant landscapes. Native gardens save water, endure storms, droughts and wildfires, enhance biodiversity, and provide food and shelter for native wildlife. Let us show you how to grow native plants that use up to 80% less water than conventional gardens, and help us enhance the resilience of our local ecosystem.

Reducing single-use waste by promoting reusables and creating a culture of sharing

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Addressing food scrap waste by facilitating individual and community composting

Raising awareness about the significant role banks play in funding the fossil fuel industry and empowering Palisadians to switch to climate-safe banks.

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