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Trainings & Events for Landscape Professionals

WELO and the New Normal for California Landscapes
June 15, 2017, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, San Francisco and via webinar
Join StopWaste and PG&E for a free, one-day workshop on the new statewide Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. WELO now affects all new permitted landscape construction over 500 square feet. To attend in person, register here.  To attend via simulcast, register here.  

Friend or Foe? Using Beneficial Organisms in the Landscape
June 30, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Oakland. Presented by ReScape California and sponsored by StopWaste.
This workshop covers basic IPM principles and least toxic management strategies with a focus on biocontrol, beneficial insects and other organisms, and insect identification. The workshop wil conclude with a walk outside to identify beneficials. Info and registration


Congratulations to the new Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals!

In January 2017, three dozen staff from city and county agencies in Alameda County completed the rigorous four-day Bay-Friendly landscape maintenance training course.

To date, 360 public agency staff in Alameda County have earned the Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional credential and are putting sustainable landscape practices to work every day. Many thanks to these hard-working professionals and their agencies for their commitment to healthy, environmentally sustainable communities.

Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals in Alameda County, 2007-2017
Jurisdiction # Staff
Alameda County 45
Alameda,City 16
Albany 12
Berkeley 33
Castro Valley Sanitary District 2
Dublin 9
Emeryville 11
Fremont 32
Hayward 26
Livermore 8
Newark 2
Oakland 120
Oro Loma Sanitary District 0
Piedmont 4
Pleasanton 8
San Leandro 9
Union City 22
TOTAL 360
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