Environmental Enhancement & Mitigation Program (EEMP)
The City of Norwalk has been awarded an Environmental Enhancement & Mitigation Program (EEMP) grant through the State of California Natural Resources Agency. The grant is funding the Median and Side Panel Turf Replacement Project. The project consist of the removal of 43,000 square feet of turf in medians and side panels to be replaced with drought tolerant plants. The project will help mitigate the environmental impacts created by the widening of the I-5 Freeway. The installation of drought tolerant plants will reduce the amount of polluted runoff and carbon emissions and reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. The project will also have long term benefits such as the reduction of water consumption, the amount of polluted water runoff and GHG emissions as well as enhancing the local ecosystem and increasing the biodiversity in the area.