2014 Lakes and Ponds Education Day!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Pinellas County Natural Resources Section and the City of Largo are pleased to invite you to our annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day event.
This 3 ½ -hour free workshop is intended for volunteers and citizens interested in the health and management of our water resources, specifically community lakes and stormwater ponds. It will be an opportunity to share information, to gain useful management tips, and to learn more about the efforts of similar organizations.
The event will be held in trade show format with featured presentations. Attendees will be able to mingle among the displays from government, environmental, and private organizations. We invite you to bring in a plant specimen you would like to have identified (please bring specimen in a Ziploc bag with water from the pond).
This event is a great opportunity to find out about proper Florida landscaping techniques and of course we will have FREE native plants! Please bring your grocery bags to carry aquatic plants. We will also be giving away waders, EZ reachers, and educational materials to help you manage your ponds and landscapes.
Sponsors: We are actively recruiting sponsors for this event. If you would like to participate, please contact Anamarie Rivera at (727) 464-4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation can include donating items for the free raffles, donating funds to pay for educational materials and refreshments, and opportunities for a display table at the event to promote your organization.
When & Where
Natural Resources Section
Pinellas County waters are experiencing a decline in water quality. Pinellas County is committed to addressing water quality issues on every front from Tampa Bay to our own back yards.
Local governments spend millions of dollars each year to remove nutrients from water bodies through various stormwater treatment methods. Grass clippings and landscape debris are sources of nutrient pollution in our waters.
In 2010 the Pinellas County Commission approved an ordinance regulating landscape practices and the sale and use of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus. For more information about the ordinance visit: www.pinellascounty.org/fertilizer
For more information or questions about training and certification please call (727) 464-4425 or email: email@example.com