The Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition, of which MMWD is a founding member, has been recognized as one of California’s “Top 40” Clean Tech Innovators for 2011 by Grow-California, an elite group of investors dedicated to growing a green economy. The Coalition received a certificate of recognition at Grow-California’s November conference in Oakland, where they rubbed elbows with other “Top 40” innovators such as Tesla Motors and Google.
The Bay-Friendly Coalition is a nonprofit organization working to promote sustainable landscaping and gardening practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay-Friendly gardening practices work in harmony with nature to conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution. MMWD has sponsored Bay-Friendly workshops and classes for home gardeners and professionals, and is joining with the Coalition, Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, and North Marin Water District to host Marin’s first Bay-Friendly Garden Tour on May 19, 2012.