Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes
Become a Bay-Friendly Rater or Renew Your Credential
Are you a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional? Now is the time to take your business and expertise to the next level and become a Bay-Friendly Rater.
And if you are already a Bay-Friendly Rater, you must take this course to learn about changes to the Scorecard and renew your credential.
Register now for the advanced Bay-Friendly Rater Training course, offered on May 3-4, 2017. Learn more.
Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes are independently verified to meet the standards of the Bay-Friendly Landscape Scorecard. 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
- Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County Report, 2006-2016
- Landscape Success Stories in Alameda County
- Grants and technical assistance for StopWaste's Member Agencies
The Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes program is managed by ReScape California. Visit their website for more information.
New Report Adds Up 10 Years of Bay-Friendly Benefits
This new report lists more than 80 public and commercial properties in the county that have earned or are on track to earning the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.
Bay-Friendly landscape practices improve soil health, reduce waste, save water, and help keep our watersheds and our communities healthy.