Macy Intermediate School

 Location: Macy Intermediate School
2101 Lupine Avenue, Monterey Park
SGVMWD Partners Alhambra Unified School District
Description/Highlights The school is highly visible and located adjacent to George Elder Memorial Park in a residential neighborhood. The pre-existing turf front lawn, located next to the busy and high-traffic student drop-off area, was removed and replaced with a beautiful California Native garden and other low-water plants. In addition, the area, including several planters, were re-irrigated with water-wise nozzles, valves and smart irrigation controller. The project was dedicated with hundreds of students, faculty, parents, elected officials and neighbors in attendance. Educational plant markers identify the plant species now thriving in the garden and planters.
Completion Date Fall 2015
Funding Grant funding provided by San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. In-kind resources provide by school personnel, Garden Club and parent and community volunteers.
Featured Vegetation Grasses: Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia Rigens)
  California Natives, Low-Water Plants and Succulents: 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’), Sunburst Aeonium (Aeonium ‘Sunburst’), Blue Chalksticks (Senecio Serpens), Hummingbird Sage (Salvia Spathacea), White Sage (Salvia Apiana), Cleveland Sage (Salvia Clevelandii), Island Pinkyarrow (Achillea Millefolium), Chalk Dudleya, Pacific Coast Iris (Iris Douglasia), Chocolate Flower (Bevlandiera Lyeata)
   Trees and Shrubs: Arctostaphylos ‘Dr. Hurd’ Manzanita, Naval Orange and Eureka Lemon, Howard McMinn Manzanita (Arctostaphylos Densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’)
Helpful Information To learn more about water-wise vegetation suited for your location, visit: California Native Plant Society; Theodore Payne Foundation