In 2015, California adopted sweeping changes to the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). Local jurisdictions were required to adopt the model ordinance or more stringent regulations.
Hover over the View Downloads button for PDFs that compare the new MWELO to the 2009 version and to the Bay-Friendly Basics checklist.Read More
Bay-Friendly Basics are nine fundamental steps for creating a healthy garden or landscape that saves water and reduces waste. Many jurisdictions in Alameda County require certain landscape construction projects to meet the Bay-Friendly Basics requirements.Read More