In Alameda County, 70 properties covering 328 acres have earned the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes distinction.
StopWaste's Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County report lists these landscapes along with project details including location, developer, landscape architect, size, water savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.Read More
Landscape architects may want to use this Sample WELO Landscape Plan Cover Sheet as a template when preparing their WELO-compliant submittals.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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Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention, reuse and repair projects.Read More