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Lawn to Garden Conversion Mini Grants for nonprofit Home Owner Associations (HOAs) provides funding and incentives to convert small lawns (1,000 to 2,500 square feet) into sustainable Bay-Friendly landscapes at HOAs located in Alameda County. As people often regularly congregate at community based facilities, such as HOA common areas, projects in these public settings will provide excellent opportunities to promote lawn conversion programs. The grant goal is to lose a lawn, gain a garden, have community members participate in the conversion, and apply what they have learned to their own lawns. Technical assistance, free materials and grant funding provides support to HOAs to convert a common area lawn to a sustainable garden.
This slideshow shows how to convert your lawn sprinklers to drip irrigation as part of a water-saving landscape.
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
- News | 09/02/2015
StopWaste hosted two workshops in fall 2015 to help local government staff and landscape professionals comply with the new Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) requirements.Read More
On July 15, 2015, the State of California approved revisions to the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO), which sets minimum water efficiency requirements for new and renovated landscapes.
Click on the Download button to read a summary of the changes or the full text of the revised ordinance.Read More