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Navigating California’s Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance

How to Successfully Comply with California's 2015 MWELO Documentation Package
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 48m
Language: English
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This Course is specifically for those working within the State of California.
The updated 2015 Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance can be confusing to comply with – especially the first time you start working to complete the documentation package required. 
This Course will walk you through the process step by step, looking at each of the elements required within the Landscape Documentation Package. The main focus of this Course will be on four of the six documents –
1.    Water Efficient Landscape Worksheet
2.    Soil Management Report
3.    Landscape Design Plan
4.    Irrigation design Plan
We’ll also take a close look at the Certificates of Completion that need to be completed and submitted with the package and where the responsibility falls in filling these forms out.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
My name is Rob Littlepage and I’m a licensed landscape architect in the State of California, retired Landscape architect for the State of Louisiana.  I’ve completed dozens of MWELO packages for both residential and commercial clients and I’ll bring this knowledge front and center for you to be able to succeed on our own projects.
By the end of this course, your confidence in completing a MWELO landscape documentation package will soar.  You’ll have a thorough understanding of A.B. 1881 and you’ll be confident when submitting plans and document for review!
Don’t forget that You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like this course so you have nothing to lose, so go ahead and click the enroll button  and I’ll see you in lesson 1!

You will learn

✓ This course will teach you how to understand and design landscape and irrigation plans that comply with California’s Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
✓ You will learn how to read and interpret the Ordinance and apply this information in creating water efficient gardens
✓ This course will give you the ability to submit plans to government agencies and have them pass review with little or no revisions
✓ This course is specific to those working in California.


• There are no requirements or prerquesites for taking this course
• Some simple math will be part of the course – formulas necessary for doing the water use calculations

This course is for

• This course is specifically for landscape contractors, designers and landscape architects working in California.
• This course will walk you through, step by step, on how to comply with the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Landscape Architect & Educator
        Robert Littlepage, as his many former students can attest, is a  dynamic instructor who brings real-world experience and a touch of humor  to his teaching style. His love of teaching and enthusiasm for his  topic is a source of inspiration to his students. Mr. Littlepage founded  the California School of Garden Design in 1998 to fill a much-needed  void. He discovered that other than two-year junior college programs and  a few correspondence courses, there was no place in the United States  where someone interested in becoming a garden designer could learn these skills quickly and at minimum expense.  Rob created the School to provide an opportunity for those individuals to  learn necessary skills and to become proficient in Garden Design in a  short but intensive period of time.  This has lead to his now offering on-line classes through Udemy. 
        Rob began his career as a forester and a licensed  landscape contractor and has had his own design practice for over 34  years, creating gardens for clients throughout California and the  surrounding states. His designs have been featured in garden design  books and won awards at numerous shows. He studied garden design in  England in 1994.  Rob previously taught landscape and irrigation  design at Sierra College in Rocklin, California and at the Placer Adult  School in Auburn, but decided to open his own garden design school. Landscape designer David Stevens, of David Stevens  International has collaborated with Rob to present design classes in  the United States and wrote the forward to Rob’s latest book “Fundamentals of Garden Design” which is a complement to his course on landscape design.
      He is a licensed landscape architect in California  (#5674) and Louisiana (L-249 – retired). He is a Qualified  Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) an EPA WaterSense Partner and is  a certified landscape irrigation auditor.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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