Brown is the new green for Lewis & Clark’s lawns
August 26, 2009
To conserve natural and economic resources, lawns around Lewis & Clark campus were not watered this summer; the program caught the attention of The Oregonian’s PDXGreen blog.
Only plants, shrubbery, and trees were watered and grassy areas were allowed to go naturally dormant, resulting in savings in both water and electrical consumption. The labor normally used to maintain the lawn areas was diverted to work on removing invasive plant species on the campus. When the rains return, the grass will return to its lush green color.