Environmental News

A curated set of environmental news stories brought to you by the Gottlieb Native Garden team.


Diane Shader Smith

Native plants allow Californians to rebuild nature and save water, says chief of Theodore Payne Foundation

Theodore Payne Foundation, at the eastern edge of the San Fernando Valley, is a nursery that grows and sells all kinds of native Southern California plants, including hummingbird sage, lilac verbena, and deer grass.

San Diego Botanic Garden gets grants to restore canyon plant life

The Encinitas-based nonprofit San Diego Botanic Garden is getting roughly $200,000 from the California State Coastal Conservancy and $50,000 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to remove invasive plants and replenish native plants in Ocean Knoll Canyon

Bring More Birds to Your Home with Native Plants

By adding native plants to your yard, balcony, garden, or rooftop, you can help birds in the face of climate change, urban development, and other threats.

What, why, and how of pollinators

Provide pollinators with a wide variety of native flowers that will help them over the entire course of the early spring into the fall.

Extended Tax Filers Can Support California’s Endangered Species Through Oct. 15

There’s a simple way for extended filers to have a positive impact on our native threatened and endangered species on their California Income Tax Form 540. 

OCC continues water conservation efforts as California’s drought worsens

Orange Coast College addresses water conservation through student awareness, along with environmentally influenced decision-making as California’s drought grows more severe at an alarming rate.

Malibu, Make Your Home More Green With Drought-Friendly Plants

The California Native Plant Society’s fall plant sale will run through Saturday, offering native plants from mint and sage to trees.

Native Plant Program Teaches Homeowners How to Help Wildlife

Declining wildlife and plant populations threaten ecosystems that have thrived for centuries

Third annual “Desert Tortoise Week” kicks off in October

Local, federal and nonprofit organizations throughout the entire range of the Mojave desert tortoise are coming together to raise awareness and promote recovery of one of the desert’s most iconic species through a series of events starting in October.

Gallery at 48 Natoma explores nature’s beauty

Three artists will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom with Randy Honerlah showcasing his large, stylized paintings, floral watercolors by Judy Lew Loose and Lutz Hornischer’s wood sculptures.