Resources for Public Agencies
StopWaste encourages public agencies in Alameda County to enhance their communities with sustainable, climate-adaptive landscaping practices. Here are resources our member agencies may find particularly helpful. Questions? Contact Jennifer West.
- Measure D: StopWaste's member agencies have access to Measure D funds that can be applied to sustainable landscape projects. Learn more.
- Training scholarships: Member agency staff may be eligible for a $350 discount off the cost of ReScape California's Design Qualification and Maintenance Qualification training courses. Email email@example.com and ask for a StopWaste training scholarship application.
- New! StopWaste's Sustainable Landscapes 2020 report
- StopWaste's WELO Tool Kit and WELO Enforcement Training materials
- ReScape California's trainings for civic landscape design and maintenance professionals, ReScape CA Rated Landscapes program, and other sustainable landscape resources
- Climate Change Adaptation Measures report
- Alameda County's plant debris landfill ban
ReScape California Rated Landscapes
ReScape CA Rated Landscapes (formerly Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes) recognizes excellence in sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. The program is managed by ReScape California. Here are some key Rated Landscapes resources:
- Presentation: Carbon Farming in the Altamont Hills: One Public Agency's Experience. Video of StopWaste Program Manager Kelly Schoonmaker presenting on the agency's carbon farming project on its rangeland property (starts at minute 36)
- StopWaste topic brief: Carbon Farming and the Compost-to-Carbon Connection
- News: StopWaste and Partners Fight Climate Change with Compost
- Lawn-to-Garden: Comprehensive website about using sheet mulch to convert lawns to sustainable landscapes
- Lawn-to-landscape checklist: 10 basic practices for improving the environmental performance of a landscape (coming soon)
- Alameda County planting spec (coming soon)
- Sheet mulch details (coming soon)
- Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch