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San Luis Obispo County, California


Cash for Grass


    Property owners in the Nipomo Mesa Water Conservation Area and the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin can get $1 per square foot of lawn removed!

Program funding is limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please carefully review the application, terms and conditions below. A site inspection is required prior to beginning lawn removal.

Replacement landscaping must include plants from applicable following list

Priority for funding will be based on the date your application was approved. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

For questions, call (805) 781-4979

Frequently Asked Questions

Help the Dana Adobe! Would you like to save water and help the Dana Adobe? You can donate your lawn removal water savings to help the project meet its water offset requirement! Just let us know when you turn in your application that in lieu of a rebate you would like to apply your savings toward helping the Dana Adobe project.

About the Dana Adobe:

The Dana Adobe is the historic home of Captain William Goodwin Dana, who settled the Rancho Nipomo area after receiving the original 37,887.91-acre land grant for the Nipomo and Los Berros region from the Mexican government in 1837. Construction of the originally three-room adobe began in 1839, and grew over the next 12 years to a two-story home with 13 rooms, which was completed in 1851. The Dana Adobe is on the National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historic Resources, and is also recorded as part of the Historic American Building Survey.

The stated mission of DANA (the project applicant) is to restore and preserve the historic Dana Adobe and promote development that would enhance knowledge and understanding of California’s Rancho era. The proposed project would implement a Master Plan for development of the areas surrounding the Dana Adobe with a visitor’s center, a Chumash Interpretive Area, and California Rancho era exhibits and facilities.