To learn more about the Regional Programs offered throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties, follow the links below…
Replace a top-loading clothes washer with a qualifying front-loading clothes washer and receive a rebate from participating water suppliers.
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.
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.
Get recognized as a Green Business through the 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. Learn more about what it takes to become a Green Business and get recognized as a community leader. Businesses located in Sonoma County can contact their Program Coordinator at (707) 565-6470, firstname.lastname@example.org; Marin County businesses can participate by contacting Dana Armanino at (415) 499-3292 or email@example.com.
Use a Sonoma County Green Business car wash to save water and prevent water pollution.
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!
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 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.
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is now offering a free water smart plant labeling program to local nurseries. The water smart plant label is intended to highlight low water use plants to nursery customers and to promote sustainable landscaping practices in Sonoma and Marin counties. Look for water smart plant labels and signs at your local plant nurseries!
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.
Does 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.