Education & Research

Resources & Links

Palos Verdes Peninsula grasses

Drought Conservation Tips and Materials

Drought Resistant Yard Ideas
Garden Spot (Helpful tips for starting and maintaining a California Friendly garden)
Sprinklers 101 (One-stop shop about water-efficient irrigation)
Conservation Materials (Download helpful materials)
Online Gardening Classes (Home gardeners and landscape professionals can learn ways to reduce water use)
Red Cross Drought Preparedness Guidelines
Save the Drop
Cal Water
Water Conservation Guidelines

Classes and Workshops

Metropolitan Water District Classes
West Basin
Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens
Water Replenishment District Eco Gardener Program

For More Information on Water Conservation Rebates and How You Can Help Conserve Water:

To Find Out More on Water Reductions and How They Affect You, See the Links Below:

State Water Resources Control Board Website
Governor's Executive Order on Mandatory Water Reduction (B-29-15)
Mandatory Reduction Fact Sheet
Who is my Water Provider (Services Locator) (Use this link to determine your water retailer)
Reduction Tiers for individual cities and communities (Use this link to see the specific reduction requirements fro your water retailer)

Where to See, Buy or Learn More about Native Plants and Landscapes

Where to Puchase or View Native Plants
CalFlora, Information, Education & Appreciation
California Friendly Maintenance Guide
California Native Plant Society(Information on plants native to California and the Peninsula)
Native & Drought Tolerant Plant Gardens and Landscapes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula 

Safety Information

California Fire Science Consortium
C.A.R.E. Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort
City of Los Angeles White Point Landslide Page
County of Los Angeles Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action Plan
Coyotes: Our Permanent Neighbors Brochure
Los Angeles Audubon
Palos Verdes Nature Preserve - Ranger Hotline
Public Health Awareness Advisory Mosquitoes & Other Insects and Vectors in Los Angeles County
SAFE Landscapes, Southern California Guidebook
SAFE Landscapes, Sustainable and Fire-SAFE

Local Environmental Organizations

California Native Plant Society South Coast Chapter
Los Serenos de Pt. Vicente
Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon
Sierra Club Los Angeles

National and Statewide Land Preservation Organizations

The Land Trust Alliance (Lots of links to other organizations)

California Council of Land Trusts

Blue Butterfly Restoration

Urban Wildlands Group
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Blog from Audubon YES Club, Blue Butterfly Project

Activities & Interests

American Trails Organization
Bird Watching
California Coastal Commission
Conservation International Biodiversity Hotspots
Los Angeles County Weed Management Area
Los Angeles City Stormwater Project
Montrose Settlements Restoration Program
Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemens Association
Pollinator Partnership
Concerned Offroad Bicyclists Association Palos Verdes
Wild Birds Unlimited

General Information

The California Coastal Trail
Coastal Commissions Guide to Community Restoration
Conservation Easements

Learn More About the Peninsula Community

Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council
Peninsula Seniors
San Pedro Calendar