On August 12, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources announced two new rebate programs to further advance water conservation. The “turf and toilet” program offers rebates to California residents to replace one old toilet per household, and up to $2,000 per household for replacing turf with landscapes that require little water Many of our native plants have proven over eons of time to be drought-resistant and make excellent choices for turf replacement. Here’s a link to the Turf Replacement Rebates program. My page of Links to Resources has a section under the heading GROWING NATIVE (NATIVE PLANT NURSERIES & INFO) listing local nurseries where native plants can be found. Grow native!