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The L.A. DWP, Tree People and Generation Water are looking to install 310 rain gardens in Valley communities. A rain garden is a shallow depression planted with climate appropriate flowering plants and grasses. It is designed to hold rainwater runoff collected from rooftops and paved surfaces and prevent it from reaching the street.

Get your applications in North Hollywood! This program is offered for the communities of Arleta, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Panorama City, Shadow Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, Sun Valley, Sylmar and Van Nuys. If you don't qualify, you may have family or friends who might like to take advantage of the program.

There is no cost to the homeowners, or, in the case of do-it-yourselfers, reimbursement for installation costs is available up to $1,000.

Rain gardens: Advantages.
* Save money, time and water. Homeowners have less grass to water and an established rain garden requires no supplemental water.
* Support native wildlife and biodiversity. Rain gardens planted with natives attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.
* Does not require a permit.
* Maintenance is cheaper and easier than a traditional lawn.

For most of the time the rain garden will be dry, however it will be filled with beautiful California friendly flowering plants and grasses.

To learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.laraingardens.org, or call 1-888-761-2220.

 

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