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Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes

The Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes program is managed by ReScape California. Visit their website for more information. 


Where are the greenest landscapes in Alameda County?

The new Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County report lists more than 60 Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes throughout the county.

Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes is a rating system that recognizes excellence in high performance landscape design, construction and maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was originally developed and piloted by StopWaste in Alameda County and is now offered throughout the Bay Area by ReScape California.


Incorporating Bay-Friendly practices in the design, construction and management of landscapes can provide many benefits, including:

  • 50–90% water savings 
  • 30–70% maintenance labor savings
  • 85–95% weed suppression without herbicides
  • 70–80% reduced runoff
  • 53 tons/acre greenhouse gas reduction

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