Civic & Commercial Landscape Scorecard
An updated Scorecard helps provide an environmental review of your landscape design and construction plans and tallies Bay-Friendly points earned.
Bay-Friendly Landscaping views the built landscape through an environmental lens, in order to improve the health of our community and watershed. The principles and practices of Bay-Friendly landscaping provide a framework to help “green” our built landscapes.
For public agencies Bay-Friendly means that civic landscapes can model practices that :
- Provide a sense of place and are suited to our local climate, soils and topography
- Reduce waste & help meet recycling goals
- Reduce water use on landscapes by 50% or more
- Prevent or reduce storm water pollution to our local creeks and bay
- Lower maintenance associated with mowing and shearing
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Bay-Friendly Landscaping staff work with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority’s 17 member agencies to help make informed decisions about sustainable landscaping in their communities Many tools and resources have been developed that will benefit elected officials and public agency staff including, planners, capital project managers, landscape architects, engineers and landscape maintenance.
Bay-Friendly resources currently available for Public Agencies in Alameda County include: