Long Beach Lawn to Garden Program

December 3, 2013 – With the completion of the National Guard Armory’s 53,000-square-foot landscaping project, the Long Beach Water Department has now removed more than one million square feet of grass lawns through its Lawn to Garden program. The incentive program provides a $3 rebate for each square foot of grass lawn removed and replaced with drought-resistant plants and landscaping. Port, city and National Guard representatives attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 21 to celebrate the project’s completion. Pictured above left to right are: Col. Peter Kim; Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Doug Drummond; 1st Sgt. Jerry Schultz, a former Long Beach councilmember; Frank Martinez, Long Beach Water Commissioner; Harry Saltzgaver, President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners; John Allen, Long Beach Water Commissioner; and Major Christopher McCarty. The National Guard Armory is located at 2200 Redondo Ave. (Photographs by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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Lawn to Garden Program Long Beach