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Project: Bassett High School Campus Green Infrastructure Project

Description: This project will enhance campus “green infrastructure”, urban habitat, and demonstrate sustainable public landscaping in terms of water use, improved infiltration, and storm water management. Bassett High School is located in underserved area of La Puente, in San Gabriel River sub watershed. The region’s impervious grey infrastructure impairs groundwater recharge and infiltration. Proposed Green Infrastructure retrofits will reduce water use on campus by systematic turf grass reduction: planting over 2700 native, drought-tolerant trees & shrubs in mulched planters to enhance biodiversity, and absorb storm water and run-off. Creating a thriving Urban Forest on campus will clean air and sequester greenhouse gas emissions and reduce Urban Heat Island Effect through shade cover. Creation of bioswales, and strategic permeable surface retrofits will collect, capture, and infiltrate storm water from campus preventing runoff from entering storm drain systems and impacting our watershed’s health. Interpretive elements will raise awareness of water resources challenges and help create the next generation of environmental stewards. The project will encourage underserved students and community residents to participate in habitat restoration and water resources protection, explore and enjoy the campus, and learn how to connect to the region’s surrounding natural areas. RMC Objective: Implement watershed adaptation projects in order to reduce the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.

Reference Number: 3825P01RMC17005

Implemented By: Amigos de los Rios

Objective: RMC Objective: Implement watershed adaptation projects in order to reduce the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.

Type: Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management

Total Cost: $701,720.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2019    Actual Completion: 12/31/2019

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration1/23/2017$652,520.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementWater Quality Infrastructure  
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  
Water ManagementWatershed Protection  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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