ReScape Rated Landscapes (formerly Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes) is a third-party verified rating system that recognizes excellence in sustainable landscape design and construction. In Alameda County, 79 properties have earned the ReScape/Bay-Friendly designation.
The ReScape Rated Landscapes program is managed by ReScape California.
Benefits of ReScape Rated Landscapes
- 50-90% water savings
- 30-70% maintenance labor savings
- 85-95% weed suppression without herbicides
- 53 tons per acre greenhouse gas reduction
StopWaste provides technical assistance to help public agencies in Alameda County earn the ReScape/Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape label and make other sustainable landscape improvements.
ReScape Rated Landscapes Resources
The ReScape Rated Landscapes program recognizes excellence in sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. Previously known as Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes, the program is managed by ReScape California. Here are some of the top Rated Landscapes resources:
- Rated Landscape General Tools and Resources
- Rated Landscape Scorecard Tools
- Rated Landscape Brochure
- Gallery of Rated Landscapes in the Bay Area
For more information about the Rated Landscapes program, visit ReScape California.
Updated for 2019!
This annual report recognizes—and quantifies—the commitment of StopWaste's member agencies to landscapes that provide multiple environmental and community benefits, including carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas reductions resulting from applying compost to the soil.