A Good Looking Water Conservation Program
The City of Menlo Park launched the Conserve-A-Scape program in 2014 in an effort to help the city’s residents curb water use. The program provides cost-effective landscape design consulting services to Menlo Park Municipal Water District (MPMWD) customers participating in the City’s Lawn Be Gone turf replacement program.
For a nominal fee of $50 participants get an on-site consultation visit with a landscape architect, one customized landscape design plan and one plant and material inventory list- a consultation package is valued at $400. The city subsidizes the remaining $350.
Landscape Design services are provided by a Bay Area firm that has been recognized for their success in working with a similar Landscape Improvement Grant program for the City of Emeryville.
Conserve-A-Scape was created at the direction of Menlo Park’s City Council to address the challenges of landscape design and maintenance, which were identified as barriers to residents participating in the city’s Lawn Be Gone, turf replacement, Program.
Just six months into 2015, Menlo Park’s Lawn Be Gone program has converted 52,472sq.ft. of lawn for a total water savings of 1,368,521 gallons per year.