Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by pamela in Fire Station 171 Inglewood, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 In The News, G3 Media, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, West Basin MWD
West Basin MWD, G3, Jungle Nursery, and the top LA County Fire Department officials celebrated the completion of installation at the Inglewood Fire Station 171 Ocean Friendly Garden with a classic ribbon cutting. West Basin Director, Gloria Gray, had the honor of wielding the giant scissors, accompanied by Fire Chief, Daryl L. Osby, who, along with several members of Fire Station 171, made sure only the ribbon got cut in the ceremony. This is one instance in which paramedics really were “standing by.”
Chief Osby expressed delighted surprise that the garden was “so much more beautiful and inspiring than the old grass”. And he stated that he would “like to see this kind of landscape at every fire station in the County.” G3 agrees with you, Chief Osby. Let’s get the team motivated to write a grant and make it happen!
This project represents the first Ocean Friendly Garden in a series of ten total gardens to be designed by G3 in cities throughout the West Basin MWD service area. The design and installation of the gardens is paid for through a California Proposition 50 Grant matching funds from the City or other property steward.
Temporary signage was created for the event, to help visitors understand the Ocean Friendly elements of the landscape and visualize the beauty of the garden in a few months. G3 is looking forward to this one growing in and inspiring the entire neighborhood with a natural sense of place: Inglewood, California.