Certify Your Yard

The My Backyard Program recognizes homeowners that implement the principles of environmental landscape management. By using these environmentally friendly landscape practices, homeowners can make positive changes in the environmental quality of their yards, neighborhoods and surrounding waterways.

Yards are evaluated using a scorecard based on the 10 principles of the My Backyard Program. Each action taken earns “inches” toward self-certification (we like to call them infiltration inches!). By meeting the requirements and achieving 36 inches, a yardstick, on the scorecard you are eligible to become a Certified Watershed Partner. Homeowners obtaining the certified yard status will receive a certificate and have the option to purchase other recognition items.  

To certify your yard now, download:  My Backyard Scorecard
Note: This form is intended for use with Excel. 

Recognition Items – TBD