ROSEVILLE- In this fourth year of the drought, we're all looking for ways to cut our water use. And that might mean taking out grass.That's what hundreds of volunteers did Saturday in Roseville at Banquera Park.
By removing 20-thousand square feet of turf from that of one park, the park is saving the city 1 million gallons of water a year.
"We are taking grass out in non-functional areas of the park," said Pam Allen with the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Roseville. "We are prioritizing. We are making sure we have those green places--that are park fields and for sports and taking out the grass that's more ornamental."
The grass removed will be replaced with drought-tolerant plants.
"Oh, I think it's great, even in my own neighborhood. People are starting to put drought resistant yards in with more bark," said volunteer and Roseville resident Cherrie Mead.