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Resources for Public Agencies

The Lakeside Green Streets project in Oakland earned the ReScape California Rated Landscape designation in 2019.

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.

Funding

  • 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 info@rescapeca.org and ask for a StopWaste training scholarship application.

General Resources

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:  

Carbon Farming 

Sheet Mulching 

  • 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

Landscape Success Stories