For over 2 years now we have been restoring this long-abandoned California Native Plant Garden, originally installed in 1988, under the supervision of the Dept. of Recreation and Parks of the City of Los Angeles, and co-sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful. The first year was spent cutting overgrown brush and tree limbs, and removing abundant debris, dead plants, and weeds in this 20,000 sq. ft. area across from Palisades High School's stadium and just south of the Bowdoin traffic signal. By the summer of 2012 we have put in over 170 new perennial plants. We meet on the last Saturday of every month. This effort has been entirely undertaken by volunteers, including youths earning community service credits at their schools. Many retired people join in the effort as their time permits. Great progress has been made, but there is still muchmore to be done, including planting several hundred more plants in the next year or two, and fixing up the adjacent Xeriscape Garden established over 20 years to show attractive Mediterranean-climate, drought-resistant vegetation. Regular maintenance is crucial to the success of this project.