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.  Have questions?  Contact us at mybackyardloudoun@gmail.com.

Certification Scorecard

Download and fill out form (instructions are on form): My Backyard Scorecard
Note: This form is intended for use with Excel. 

Recognition Items

Be proud of your accomplishment as a Certified Watershed Partner and show it!  If you would like to order an item, please send an email to mybackyardloudoun@gmail.com to confirm.  Instructions will be sent at that time.

As a Certified Watershed Partner, promote sustainable land stewardship throughout your community.  Volunteer for clean up, restoration and conservation programs.  

Custom Garden Flag: 12″ x 18″ with top sleeve opening (metal stand not included), $20.

Yard Flag