Program Resources



Achieving a Sustainable Watershed Approach

Seven Sustainability Approaches Defined
G3- The Watershed Approach
EPA- Stormwater Management
Surfrider Foundation- Ocean Friendly Gardens
Rain Barrel and Cistern Rebate and Info
Surfrider- Get Barreled (steps for installing a DIY rain barrel)
Water Harvesting Basics

How Many Plants Do I Need?

To know the minimum number of plants you need to meet the requirement of 5 plants per 100 sqft, enter your project size in the calculator below.
Removing Your Turf
Ways to Kill Your Lawn
Identifying Turf Species
Important Information Regarding Herbicide: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in most weed-killers and herbicides, is recognized by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and is listed as such under Prop 65. For more information please visit


How to Hire a Landscape Contractor

California Landscape Contractors Association
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
American Society of Landscape Architects (SoCal Chapter)

California Friendly Classes, Plant Lists, and More:

Garden Spot

Information Regarding CA Climate and Weather

California Drought Conditions
USGS California Water Science Center




For Member Agencies:

Pre-Inspection Forms (Residential and Commercial):

Turf Removal

Spray to Drip


Post Inspection Forms (Residential and Commercial):

Turf Removal

Spray to Drip