News
  Posted on 8/27/2015
IT'S TIME TO PRE-ORDER THE 2016 LANDSCAPING LIGHTLY CALENDAR!
The calendar is a great opportunity to get involved in our effort to combat the record-breaking California drought. It's designed to engage homeowners and provide them with practical information that helps them change their water use and landscaping practices. more...
    
  Posted on 8/19/2015
CA PROP 1 RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAMS
News of Grant Programs Funded by Prop 1 (the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Applications being accepted for $31 million in restoration project funding, due September 16, 2015. Visit: more...
    
  Posted on 8/4/2015
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY ESTABLISHES STATEWIDE LANDSCAPER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
CNPS is leading a partnership to create the first comprehensive statewide training and certification program for professionals who landscape with California native plants . more...
    
  Posted on 8/26/2015
  EPA ANNOUNCES WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FINAL RULE
  For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated the federal water quality standards regulation that interprets the Clean Water Act. more...
    
  Posted on 8/19/2015
  WHAT GROWS AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS? NEWS FROM L.A. TIMES
  Career botanist Peggy Olwell has watched the aftermath of natural disasters when non-native species have been replanted. However, "Science shows that local is best. If it evolved here, we know it does best here," she said. more...
    
  Posted on 8/19/2015
  SAN GABRIEL NATIONAL MONUMENT COMMENTS
  The San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative has completed its comments on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument “Need to Change” Analysis, which were delivered to the U.S. Forest Service. more...
    
  Posted on 8/19/2015
  PACOIMA STORMWATER CAPTURE PROJECT MODEL FOR GREEN L.A.
  To reduce flooding, eleven Pacoima homeowners gave up strips of lawn to make a "green street". more...
    
  Posted on 8/19/2015
  SAVE OUR WATER TURF AND TOILET REBATES
  CA Dept. of Water Resources has a rebate 2 rebate programs: Turf removal and replacement with drought-resistant landscape; and replacing toilets with high-efficiency new toilets. more...
    
  Posted on 7/23/2015
  DWP'S RATE INCREASE PLAN NOT BIG ENOUGH
  In an Op-Ed from the L.A. Times, the DWP's rate increase plan is described as "not enough". If Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to realize his ambitious water management agenda, we must all pay more. more...
    
  Posted on 7/17/2015
  $1.3 BILLION L.A. RIVER HABITAT RESTORATION APPROVED IN D.C.
  On July 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC, unanimously approved the $1.3 Billion LA River habitat restoration plan. more...
    
   
  
  
  
October 28
CALIFORNIA INVASIVE PLANT COUNCIL SYMPOSIUM