Regional Programs


To learn more about the Regional Programs offered throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties, follow the links below…

Sonoma-Marin High Efficiency Clothes Washer Water Rebate

Replace a top-loading clothes washer with a qualifying front-loading clothes washer and receive a rebate from participating water suppliers.

Report Water Waste

Everyone can do their part to use water wisely, but some people need a friendly reminder. Use this form to anonymously report water waste occurring in our community.

Do-It-Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkit

The DIY Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkits are available for checkout from Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Central Santa Rosa branches of the Sonoma County Library.

Green Business Program

Bay Area Green BusinessGet recognized as a Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program. The program is available to most small and medium sized organizations and includes free onsite assessments and cost-saving recommendations. Green Businesses take measures to conserve water and energy, reduce waste and prevent pollution. To learn more about what it takes to become a Green Business and get recognized as a community leader, visit  Businesses located in Sonoma County can contact their Program Coordinator at (707) 565-6455,; Marin County businesses can participate by contacting Dana Armanino at (415) 499-3292 or

Sonoma Green Car Wash

Use a Sonoma County Green Business car wash to save water and prevent water pollution.

Community Resilience Challenge

crc-logo-master-subtitle-final (1)Save Water, Grow Food, Conserve Energy, Reduce Waste, Build Community!  Thousands of people across Sonoma County and beyond have risen to the challenge of creating a more sustainable community. Join the movement!

Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is a public outreach and education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices by showcasing inspiring home gardens throughout Sonoma County and North Marin. The Tour highlights Russian River-Friendly and Bay-Friendly landscaping best practices, and supports QWEL certified professionals by featuring their personal or client’s gardens. The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is self-guided and is provided free of charge.

Garden Sense

Garden SenseGarden Sense is a free program open to all Sonoma County residents who want to learn how they can save water in their own garden. The Gardener Sense consultants, who are Sonoma County Master Gardeners are available to make a home visit to any local residence to discuss how a homeowner can easily conserve water by creating a garden that is healthy, environmentally sound, and beautiful. To learn more visit the Garden Sense website or call 707-565-3026.

Water Smart Plant Guide

Create your own water smart garden!  Browse through hundreds of beautiful, water smart Mediterranean and native plants that are known to thrive in Sonoma and Marin Counties in the Water Smart Plant Guide.

Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper

Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper LogoDoes your landscaper know how to keep your landscape looking great while saving your water and money?  Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense approved training program for landscapers that provides an educational foundation based on principals of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation.  To learn more about QWEL and to find a QWEL trained landscaper, visit the QWEL website.