Thank you to the community for participating in the Grass Replacement+ pilot program! The program concluded on June 30, 2022. Please check back for updates on the future of Grass Replacement+.
Please visit our ongoing Grass Replacement Rebate Program, which offers a rebate of $3 for every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-tolerant landscape. Please visit:
About the Grass Replacement + Program
The West Basin Grass Replacement+ program offers a free custom landscape design, a free drought-tolerant tree and additional assistance in applying for an increased rebate of $5 for every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly garden. This program is designed for priority neighborhoods in the service area (see Eligibility below), and builds off the existing Grass Replacement Rebate program available service area wide.
Up to $25,000 per project is available to upgrade your landscape and remove up to 5,000 square feet of grass. A minimum of 250 square feet of grass must be replaced (for a rebate value of $1,250).
Landscape design and tree selection is provided with the support of TreePeople, an environmental organization that promotes sustainable urban ecosystems in greater Los Angeles.
To check your eligibility, start and submit your application to receive a free custom landscape design and free drought-tolerant tree please click below.
Priority neighborhoods in the West Basin service area are eligible for this program. This program hopes to provide additional resources for the adoption of drought-tolerant gardens and increase tree canopy cover in neighborhoods in the service area disproportionately affected by environmental pollution with consideration of socioeconomic, public health, and environmental hazard criteria as defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).
For more information on eligibility requirement on the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool CalEnviroScreen 4.0, please visit: https://oehha.ca.gov/calenviroscreen/report/calenviroscreen-40.
For questions about this program, please contact program manager, Jenyffer Vasquez at JenyfferV@westbasin.org.