River-Friendly Landscaping Resources
Below are some key information resources
available from the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership and other promoters
of ecologically friendly landscaping practices. Downloadable
documents and posters are also
LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS — Get training in River-Friendly Landscaping principles by becoming a
FOR HOMEOWNERS — Find a
Qualified Green Gardener professional who has been trained on River-Friendly
Conference in the Sacramento area is a great opportunity to hear first hand from
leaders in the industry.
ELC offers the Green Gardener at Home and for the professional Training programs, and many more educational opportunities and resources. EcoLandscape California.
is a program of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, and the creator
of the Bay Friendly Landscaping Guidelines, upon which River-Friendly is based. StopWaste.org has a wealth of additional information available for download on
based in Eugene Oregon, has a very useful website with practical information on
incorporating Integrated Pest Management in landscaping design and maintenance
Our Water Our
WaterWise are two programs supported by the
Sacramento Stormwater Partnership that provide useful information for managing
pests in Sacramento area landscapes. These programs distribute information
through retail outlets, and the internet. Water Wise also provides help through
Gardeners who can answer specific questions during business hours at (916)
Our Water Our World provides individual assistance on pest management issues
through Ask the Expert (http://www.ourwaterourworld.org/AskOurExpert/tabid/103/Default.aspx),
which links to the Bio-Integral Resource Center (www.birc.org).
University of California
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has a lot of information
on IPM for landscapes, especially in its Pest Notes, and Turf sections.
UC Davis Arboretum — Check
out the Arboretum's
gardening section for information on sustainable gardening for the Central
Valley. Learn about the 100 Arboretum All-Stars — easy to grow plants that don't
need a lot of water.
Regional Water Authority has a website to help you select plants for your
Born Farms (http://www.soilborn.org/events.html)
Urban Agriculture and Education project's mission is to create an urban
agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and
participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the
environment and grows a sustainable community.
City of Roseville Utility
Exploration Center — The Utility Exploration Center offers low-cost, fun,
information-packed classes for all ages, including
green gardening classes on the first and third Saturday of every
month. Workshop categories include Gardening, Landscaping and Irrigation;
Composting and Vermicomposting; Energy Efficiency; Green Shopping; and
Children’s Programs. The workshops are being taught by regional experts in their
fields, including the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
Placer County Master Gardeners.
NOTE: All users have permission to
print out a few copies of the RFL documents from the PDFs on this page. If you
intend to have documents printed for distribution, please contact us. Your
local public agencies, city, county, or Resource Conservation District may be
able to help with the printing cost of documents used in classes, workshops or
The following documents and posters are available for download. All files are PDFs.
The following posters are also available for download as PDFs: