California Native Plant Landscape Transformation Class
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) is hosting a California Friendly and Native Plant Landscaping Class on September 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church located at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach to converting their yard into climate-appropriate and low-water-use landscapes through principles of watershed designs. This class will cover California native plants selection, building a healthy living soil sponge, holding rainwater within the property, and controlling irrigation systems.
“This is a great way to kick-start a landscape transformation project,” said Nina Jazmadarian, FMWD General Manager. “Customers can take advantage of the increased incentive offered by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California of $2 per square foot for turf removal as well.”
Metropolitan revamped its Turf Replacement Program by increasing the incentive to $2 per square foot for up to 5,000 square feet for homes and 50,000 square feet for commercial projects including schools and parks.
“As weather patterns become more extreme, it’s important to be more efficient with water use especially outdoors where 65% of a typical homeowner’s water use goes, “said Richard Atwater, FMWD Board President and Metropolitan representative. “By replacing a thirsty lawn with plants that use less water, customers are preparing for those extremes in weather.
Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District, Liberty Utilities, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill.