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Rated Landscapes

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. 

Technical assistance for public agencies in Alameda County


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:  

For more information about the Rated Landscapes program, visit ReScape California.

Related Resources

Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County 2019

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.