Landscape Advisory Committee

Who we are

The Landscape Advisory Committee (LAC) is a partnership between EBMUD and members of the landscape industry to promote sustainable landscape design, installation, maintenance and management practices.

The LAC identifies principles and practices to manage limited water resources and works with the EBMUD Water Conservation Division to develop effective projects and programs to support the transition from traditional landscapes to sustainable landscapes.

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Background

East Bay Municipal Utility District formed a partnership with the Landscape Industry to address the challenges of a severe drought in the 1980’s. The LAC brings together professionals from the green industry, including designers, contractors, nursery managers, sod producers, educators, manufacturers, distributors, and property managers. To date, the LAC is the longest EBMUD Board sanctioned committee, and remains actively involved in promoting the transition from traditional landscapes to sustainable landscapes. 


LAC Mailing List

Sign up here to receive updates about LAC events and meetings.


Native poppySustainable Landscapes Speaker Series

EBMUD organizes a bimonthly Sustainable Landscape Speaker Series as part of the LAC General Meeting. The Sustainable Landscape Speaker Series covers topics such as planting for biodiversity, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, irrigation audits, etc. The Sustainable Landscape Series is approved for CEU’s with the Irrigation AssociationQWELMaster Gardener, and ReScape California.

 

 

 


Sub Committees

The LAC has three project-based subcommittees: Professional Development, Technology, and Education and Outreach. The subcommittees meet monthly to work on projects.

  1. The Professional Development Committee’s charge is to deepen and broaden the landscape industry professionals’ knowledge of outdoor water use and water conservation. Currently the group is developing a variety of tools such as online resource tool box, a peer to peer chat group, and an events calendar. 
  2. The Education and Outreach Committee develops educational resources and activities to support the transformation of traditional landscapes to climate appropriate, sustainable landscapes.  The Education and Outreach Committee helped develop the sustainable landscapes map and the refresher garden grant program.
  3. The Technology Committee developed a landscape design water budget tool and a low water use plant list suitable for EBMUD service area. Currently, the Technology Committee is working on a hydrozoning informational sheet for homeowners.

 Meeting Announcements and Archives

Type

Date & Time

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Presentations

General

01/22/18, Monday 3:30-5:00pm

Agenda

 

Sub Committee

01/22/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub Committee

01/22/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub Committee

01/22/18, Monday, 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub Committee

02/26/18, Monday, 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

General

03/19/18, Monday 3:30-5:00pm

Agenda

 

Sub-Committee

03/19/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub-Committee

03/19/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub-Committee

03/19/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

Sub-Committee

04/16/18, Monday, 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

 

General Meeting

07/23/18, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Agenda

 

Type

Date & Time

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Presentations

General

 

01/23/17, Monday 3:30-5:00pm

 

 Agenda

 

Rain Garden Design

Urban Rain Garden

Sub Committee

01/23/17, Monday 2:00-2:30pm

 Minutes  

Sub Committee

02/20/17, Monday 2:00-3:30pm  Minutes  

General

03/20/17, Monday 3:30-5:00pm  Agenda  

Sub Committee

03/20/17, Monday 1:00-3:00pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

04/10/17, Monday 3:00-5:30pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

04/17/17, Monday 1:00-3:30pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

04/17/17, Monday 2:00-3:30pm  Minutes   

Sub Committee

05/15/17, Monday 1:00-2:30pm  Minutes   

Sub Committee

06/12/17, Monday 3:00-5:30pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

06/26/17, Monday 2:00-3:30pm  Minutes  

General

07/17/17, Monday 3:00-5:00pm  Agenda  

General

09/18/17, Monday 3:30-5:00pm  Agenda  

Sub Committee

09/18/17, Monday 1:30-3:30pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

09/18/17, Monday 2:00-3:30pm  Minutes  

Sub Committee

10/16/17, Monday 2:00-3:30pm  Minutes  

General

11/13/17, Monday 3:00-5:00pm  Agenda  

Type

Date & Time

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Presentations

General 01/25/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm MEETING CANCELLED  
Sub-Committees 02/15/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm    
General 03/21/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda & Directions  
Sub-Committees 04/18/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm    
General 05/16/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm    
Sub-Committees 06/20/16, Monday 2:30-5:00pm    
General 07/18/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda  
Sub-Committees 08/08/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Minutes  
Sub-Committees 08/15/16, Monday 2:00-3:30pm Minutes  
Sub-Committees 09/12/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Minutes

Outreach & Education

General 09/19/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda Planting for Biodiversity and Water Conservation by Bart O’Brien, EBRPD Botanic Gardens Manager, Presentation
Sub-Committees 09/19/16, Monday 2:00-3:30pm   Technology
Sub-Committees 09/19/16, Monday 2:00-3:30pm   Professional Development
Sub-Committees 10/17/16, Monday 2:00 -3:30pm Minutes Technology
General 11/14/16, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda Rainwater Harvesting for Residential, Commercial, and Public Projects
Sub-Committees 11/14/16, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

Minutes

Minutes

Technical Advisory Committee

Education & Outreach

Professional Development

Sub-Committees 12/12/2016, Monday 2:00-3:30pm

Minutes

Minutes

 Education and outreach

Technical Advisory Committee

Type

Date & Time

Agenda & Meeting Minutes 

Presentations

General 10/19/15, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda - Summary

Member Survey Results

Water Supply Briefing

Sub-Committees 12/07/15, Monday 3:30-5:00pm Agenda  

 


Landscaping Toolbox

WaterSmart Gardener

Find rebates, tips and services to help create and maintain a water-efficient landscape for residential properties.

Commercial and Large Landscapes

Rebates, services and resources for commercial landscapes. Includes success stories, water budget program, and audit services.