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Trainings & Events for Landscape Professionals

Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification Program for Landscape Maintenance

Presented by: ReScape California
Date: Four consecutive Tuesdays starting January 9
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Livermore
Cost: Free for public agency staff in Alameda County*

Give yourself a competitive edge by earning professional qualification in the Bay-Friendly approach to managing healthy landscapes. This four-day training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. ReScape is holding this January training in Livermore to make it easier for East County staff to attend. Info and registration (see note below). 

*Note: StopWaste will pay the entire $495 training fee for eligible staff of public agencies in Alameda County and its 14 cities, but you must fill out a scholarship application and submit it to StopWaste, in addition to registering for the course with ReScape. Download the scholarship application

WELO and the New Normal for California Landscapes

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: San Francisco and Internet simulcast
Cost: Free

Back by popular demand! Join StopWaste and PG&E for a free workshop focusing on design strategies for complying with the state's water-efficient landscape standard. Details and registration - San Francisco or Internet simulcast.


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. An additional 12 staff graduated from the training program in June. 

To date, 372 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 17
Albany 12
Berkeley 33
Castro Valley Sanitary District 2
Dublin 9
Emeryville 12
Fremont 32
Hayward 34
Livermore 8
Newark 2
Oakland 120
Oro Loma Sanitary District 0
Piedmont 4
Pleasanton 8
San Leandro 11
Union City 22
TOTAL 372
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