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Bay-Friendly Basics

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. Even if local regulations don't require your project to be Bay-Friendly, these practices make good sense for almost all landscape projects.

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2015 WELO Update

  • In July 2015, California approved revisions to the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. StopWaste has developed a WELO Tool Kit to help local public agencies streamline WELO enforcement.

More Resources

The Bay-Friendly Basics Checklist references these publications: