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CENTRAL VALLEY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

Landscapes that strive to protect and conserve our water and other natural resources can receive the designation Central Valley Friendly.
Central Valley Friendly gardeners can make a real difference in our community. Your garden will inspire others to use environmentally-friendly practices and protect and conserve the resources of the Central Valley region.
Central Valley Friendly gardeners provide neighborhood models of what a Central Valley Friendly garden can offer – from an edible kitchen garden to native wildlife habitat to a Mediterranean retreat.

WATER WISE GARDENING FRESNO REGION

This website is sponsored by the City of Fresno Water Division – Water Conservation Program

BAY FRIENDLY COALITION

The Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with public agencies, the landscape industry, and property owners to reduce waste and pollution, conserve natural resources, and create vibrant landscapes and gardens.
The principles and practices of Bay-Friendly landscaping and gardening provide tools – for home gardeners, landscape professionals, and public agencies – to make informed decisions about sustainable landscaping in their communities.

INVASIVE PLANTS IN YOUR REGION

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat destruction. And the economic cost is as significant as the ecological cost: in California, more than $82 million goes to fighting invasive plants every year. A much-cited paper by Cornell researchers estimates the economic impacts of invasive species to be $120 billion a year. If divided equally through the 50 states, the cost to each state averages $2.4 billion annually — and given California's size and resources, the actual impact is likely greater.

RIVER-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING (RFL) is…

An environmentally friendly way of gardening. River-Friendly Landscaping practices are designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard while conserving water, reducing yard waste, and preventing pollution of our air and local rivers. This approach to gardening includes:

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows.

This is truly a water documentary classic! This four-part television documentary was based on the 1986 book, Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner.The book is about land development and water policy in the western United States.