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Find a Qualified Rater

Monterey Bay Friendly Qualified Raters are ecological landscaping professionals who are available for hire to design and/or construct your new landscape project to Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping standards. A Qualified Rater can help you convert your landscape into a beautiful, water-conserving garden.

If you think your garden already meets Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape standards and you would like a recognition sign and discount incentive card, Master Gardeners and other qualified raters from public agencies will visit your garden to conduct a site assessment for FREE to certify your Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape!

Qualified Raters Offering Free Site Assessments

Organization Qualified Rater(s) Contact Phone Website
Monterey Bay Master Gardeners 831-763-8007 www.mbmg.org
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (customers only) Stevie Kister 831-658-5601 www.mpwmd.net
City of Santa Cruz Water Department (customers only) Conservation Staff 831-420-5230 www.cityofsantacruz.com
Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program Jeff Condit 831-645-4621 www.montereysea.org
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz Angie Gruys 831-464-2950 www.rcdsantacruz.org
Monterey Regional Waste Management District Kimberle Herring 831-384-5313 www.mrwmd.org
Santa Rita Creek Watershed Group (Salinas) Robin Lee 831-443-9242 www.santaritacreekwatershedgroup.org
City of Watsonville - Public Works (customers only) Michael Johnson 831-325-3376 www.cityofwatsonville.org
Marina Coast Water District (customers only) Paul Lord, Laura Manson 831-384-6131 www.mcwd.org
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (customers only) Marcus Mendiola (831) 207-0536 www.pvwma.dst.ca.us
Scotts Valley Water District (customers only) LeAnne Ravinale (831) 600-1907 www.svwd.org
Soquel Creek Water District (customers only) Conservation Staff (831) 475-8500 www.soquelcreekwater.org


Qualified Raters for Hire in Monterey County

Qualifed Rater Phone Number Website
Carol Nickbarg (831) 915-0393
Dan Finklea (925) 285-7004
Dinah Irino (831) 663-3652 www.floravista.biz
Jesus Rodriguez (831) 578-6430
Mario Callau (831) 625-0900 www.incalandscape.com
Monique Deaner (831) 235-6273
Oona Johnsen Landscape Architecture (831) 915-6838 ojla.co/oona
Peigi Duvall (650) 704-3926 www.indigdesign.com
Ramie Allard (831) 238-3774 www.bluedoorgardendesign.com

Qualified Raters for Hire in Santa Cruz County

Qualified Rater Contact Phone Website
Dakota Bertsch (831) 291-5253 DBLAdesign.com
John Balawejder (831) 818-1780 www.jbalalandscapedesign.com
Golden Love 831-471-9100 lovesgardens.com
Rose Bruno (831) 277-1544 www.terrabellalandscaping.com
Jennifer Colfer (831) 462-4988 www.arnonelandscape.com
Nicole Douglas (831) 359-3773 www.douglaslandscapedesign.com
Andy Moskowitz (510) 599-6850
Barbara Olsen (831) 419-8058 www.barbaraolsengardendesign.com
Dinah Irino (831) 663-3652 www.floravista.biz
Edgar Bello (831) 539-9903
Jose Juan Castillo Avila (831) 431-3620
John David, Tom Coxe (831) 476-5999 www.primelandscape.com
Paula Fisler (831) 869-1700
Ken Foster, Rupert Poole, Jillian Steinberger (831) 425-3514 www.terranovalandscaping.com
Michael Friedman, Ellen Uhler, Sheere Willis (831) 459-0656 www.ecologicalconcerns.com
Joann Godoy (831) 247-7812
Nicky Hughes, Kari Olsen (831) 358-9291 www.goldrushnursery.com
Sarah Mansergh (831) 818-9253 santacruz.surfrider.org
Lisa McAndrews (831) 227-0400
Sheryl McEwan (831) 212-5861 www.thegardenfaire.org
Victor Menera Riegos (831) 539-6911
Thomas Myers (831) 334-7040
Lisa Rulison (831) 475-5314
Rocky Shiraishi (831) 424-4945
Jessica Wright (408) 859-1903