California Native Plant Society

Native Plants Will Help You Save Water

With mandatory water reductions announced by Governor Brown in April 2015, the drought situation has many Californians wondering how they can save water. One of the most significant ways to save water is to ditch your green lawn and create a drought-tolerant landscape in your yard. Using as much as 75% less water than other plants, local native plants are the best solution for your water-saving needs. CNPS has a multitude of information available on our website (see Resources below for quick links), as well as knowledgeable resources through our 34 statewide chapters.

CNPS Chapters

Contact your local CNPS chapter to find out about native plant sales and where to get information on gardening with native plants. You can learn about native plant events near you on our events calendar.



Ditch your Lawn! workshops

Residential Landscape Conversion for Homeowners


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