Alhambra Fire Station #71/Headquarters


Location Alhambra Fire Station #71/Headquarters
301 N. First Street, Alhambra
SGVMWD Partners City of Alhambra Fire Department
Alhambra Firefighters Association
Description/Highlights Alhambra Fire Station #71 serves as the headquarters for the Alhambra Fire Department and is the site of The Alhambra 9/11 Memorial, in honor of not only the innocent victims who died that day through the actions of international terrorists, but also the lives of the brave firefighters who rushed to aid victims. As part of the Memorial, landscaping at the Fire Station was redone to remove water-intensive plants and bushes, which were replaced by California Native plants and other drought tolerant vegetation. The native garden is a metaphor for the resilience of the human spirit.
Completion Date Fall 2013
Funding Grant funding provided by San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the City of Alhambra Arts and Cultural Events Committee. In-kind resources were provided by the Alhambra Fire Department.
Featured Vegetation All California Natives: Margarita Bop (Penstemon Heterophyllus), Silver Carpet (Lessingia Filaginifolia), ‘Joyce Coulter’ Ceanothus, Carmel Sur (Arctosaphylos Edmundsii), Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia Rigens), Indian Mallow (Abutilon Palmeri), Salvia Mellifera Tera Seca, Dercidium Floridum, Eriogonum Giganteum, Firecracker (Gambelia Speciosa).
Landscape Designers Lenkin Design and Theodore Payne Foundation
Helpful Information To learn more about water-wise vegetation suited for your location, visit: California Native Plant SocietyTheodore Payne Foundation

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