SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

FACILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (FIP)


Recycled turf has been installed at Samohi as an alternative to grass and to save water.

Sustainability


Landscaping
Turf:
Turf is being installed on various campuses as a sustainable alternative to grass and to save water.
- No irrigation required and each football field conserves about 1,000,000 gallons of water per year
- No use of harmful chemicals (pesticides / herbicides)
- The FieldTurf system is 100% recyclable
- The infill material is harvested naturally from cork trees (they are stripped, not cut down)
-The underlayment (VersaTile) contains recycled material and is recyclable

Low-water landscaping:
The District is committed to using drought resistant, low-water landscaping when possible as an effort to reduce water and implement native planting. Permeable landscaping and bio swales are also designed in district campuses to reduce water-runoff pollution into the ocean and ensure water is able to percolate into the ground.


Drought-tolerant landscaping at the FIP office




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