Learn how your project can earn the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape label.
- News | 06/22/2018
Applications for the StopWaste Environmental Educator Training (SWEET) are online now. The 3rd annual SWEET training begins this fall, starting September 5. This innovative program is designed to enhance the skills of community leaders, environmentalists, sustainability and food waste prevention advocates within Alameda County.Read More
- News | 06/11/2018
StopWaste's updated Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County report lists 70 Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes, as well as lawn-to-landscape projects, that are saving more than 75 million gallons of water annually.Read More
The Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance is a statewide water conservation law for new and renovated landscapes that meet a certain size threshold.
StopWaste has developed a WELO Tool Kit to help its member agencies implement the ordinance. The Tool Kit consists of model checklists, a water budget/water use calculator, and a permit counter brochure.
Public agencies can use these materials as is or modify them to meet local requirements.Read More
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- Download WELO Tool Kit - All Checklists (fillable pdf) (2.09 MB)
- Download StopWaste WELO brochure (pdf) (2.9 MB)
- Download WELO Water Budget and Water Use Calculator (xlsm) (32.59 KB)
- Download WELO Checklist 1 - Landscape Documentation Package Review (fillable pdf) (754.01 KB)
- Download WELO Checklist 2 - Prescriptive Path Appendix D Checklist (fillable pdf) (397.11 KB)
- Download WELO Checklist 3 - Irrigation Audit Checklist (fillable pdf) (429.16 KB)
- Download WELO Checklist 4 - Landscape Inspection Checklist (fillable pdf) (257.29 KB)
- Download WELO Checklist 5 - Certificate of Completion (fillable pdf) (421.86 KB)
- Download WELO Checklists - Customizable Word files (zip folder) (192.18 KB)
- Download DWR Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance - Full Text (pdf) (918.9 KB)
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- Success Stories
Evergreen Nursery in San Leandro received a 2017 Business Efficiency Award for Excellence in Waste Prevention & Closing the Loop from StopWaste.Read More