Couple fined for going brown

July 3, 2008 4:59:12 AM PDT
A California couple tries to go green by letting their lawn go brown.

But they're facing a nearly $750 fine.

Anne Hartridge and Matt George say they let their lawn die after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a statewide drought last month.

But Sacramento officials charge the couple created a public nuisance with their dead front lawn.

The husband-and-wife say they're trying to conserve and not just by saving water on their lawn.

They bike to work, have solar panels and dry their laundry on a clothesline.