Since its inception, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment and often uses the 200-acre estate as a living laboratory to test and develop sustainable environmental practices. Before the estate was opened to the public in 2012, Sunnylands invested more than $7 million in projects aimed at water conservation, including:
The installation of a state-of the-art irrigation system to manage water consumption.
The introduction of an advanced water-monitoring system to track usage and ensure efficiency.
Relining each of the lakes on the property to prevent water loss and seepage into the ground.
Replacing 60 acres of turf on the historic estate with mulch and drought-tolerant tall grass.