New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona

A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets. 

For years, most people at Cal Poly Pomona had no idea the campus was home to a natural spring behind Building 1. But California’s record drought in 2011 got biology Professors Tina Hartney and Ed Bobich thinking about a campus water initiative.

“At a time when we were concerned about water, it was no small bit of irony that we had a natural source of water coming out of this spring — water that had sustained people and animals for years that was now going into a drain,” Bobich said.

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