Brightwood Elementary School

 Location: Brightwood Elementary School
1701 Brightwood Street, Monterey Park
SGVMWD Partners Alhambra Unified School District
Description/Highlights The school is situated in the hills of Monterey Park, in the midst of a residential neighborhood. The busy student dropoff area in the front of the school is immediately adjacent to the turf and slope areas restored by the project. Prior to the project, the landscaping at the school was suffering from considerable erosion from student foot traffic. The project restored the slopes in front of the school, removed turf from a grassy area, and installed new vegetation in a variety of planters. The project was dedicated with hundreds of students, faculty, parents, elected officials and neighbors in attendance.
Completion Date Spring 2015
Funding Grant funding provided by San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Featured Vegetation Trees and Grasses: Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia Rigens), Judas Tree (Cercis Siliquastrum), Coast Live Oak (Quercus Agrifolia), Olive Tree (Olea Europea ‘Swan Hill’) 
   California Natives, Low-Water Plants and Succulents: Varigated Foxtail Agave (Agave Attenuata ‘Variegata’), Boutin Blue Foxtail Agave (Agave Attenuatta ‘Boutin Blue’), Jolly Green Aeonium (Aeonium ‘Jolly Green’), Little Ollie Olive (Olea Europea ‘Little Ollie’), Blue Elf Aloe (Aloe ‘Blue Elf’), Yankee Point Ceanothus (Ceanothus Griseus Horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’), White Sage (Salvia Apiana), Cleveland Sage (Salvia Clevelandii), Pacific Coast Iris (Iris Douglasia), Chocolate Flower (Bevlandiera Lyeata), NCN (Dudleya Crassifolia), Bee’s Bliss Salvia (Salvia ‘Bees Bliss’), Toyon (Heteromeles Arbutifolia)
Helpful Information To learn more about water-wise vegetation suited for your location, visit: California Native Plant Society; Theodore Payne Foundation