The Bay-Wise Yardstick is a step-by-step action plan for making your yard more environmentally sound. If you would like to become Bay-Wise Certified and post a sign in your yard, the Yardstick is the path to getting there.
Each good practice on the Yardstick is assigned a value in “inches” and homeowners who can meet or exceed 36 inches, or a yard, of good practices, may request a certification visit from Master Gardener volunteers. Not every action may apply to your yard, but the Yardstick contains 61 actions with a value of 82 inches.
If visiting Master Gardeners certify your yard as Bay-Wise, the metal sign and post are available at cost. Since 2000, Anne Arundel Master Gardeners have certified 760+ yards. We hope many more families will join the effort!