Conserving water not only preserves a limited resource in California, but also reduces the energy used for water treatment and transport. Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Water Conservation Guidelines contribute to region-wide efforts to conserve water and create climate change resilience.
California has a Mediterranean climate, with rain falling only in the winter months and summers with no rain. Many of the native ecosystems dry out or go dormant during the summer, creating the golden hillsides that characterize the landscape.
Maintaining green lawns and landscapes year-round requires a great deal of irrigation, currently coming from clean, potable drinking water. Any opportunities we have to reduce water preserves this precious resource for higher priority uses and ecosystem functions.
Going forward, GGNRA will achieve additional water conservation by:
Last updated: September 8, 2021