The City of Manhattan Beach was recently awarded a grant by the West Basin Municipal Water District to turn the existing planter on the Strand into an Ocean-Friendly Garden. This new landscape will create a demonstration garden highlighting best management practices that apply Conservation, Permeability, and Retention (C.P.R.) principles to revive watersheds and oceans.
You can learn more about the Ocean Friendly Garden by reviewing the Design Elements available on this website.
And if you are interested in creating your own sustainable landscape, there are resources and rebates available to help you! Please visit the following Tools to Create Your Own Sustainable Garden website for more information on how to start your own California-friendly garden.
For new projects and projects exceeding 50% building valuation, landscape plans must be submitted showing no more than 20% of the landscape/hardscape area containing high water use plants. Please refer to the Sustainable Landscaping Handout (PDF) for more information, or contact the Planning Department at (310) 802-5503.