20100824-Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources Certification
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM (EDT)
Who Needs GI-BMP Certification
Anyone who applies fertilizer commercially.
Hillsborough County adopted a Fertilizer Ordinance that requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to receive training and certification in GI-BMPs by July 1, 2011.
FL Senate Bill 494 requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to have a Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate by January 1, 2014.
What are GI-BMPs
· GI-BMP is an acronym for Green Industries Best Management Practices for the Preservation of Water Resources.
· The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters.
· The training is designed to provide corporate, governmental, environmental, and other personnel the Best Management Practices education for lawn and landscape and provide the GI-BMP certificate required to obtain the state Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate.
· GI-BMPs promoting sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship.
· Adopting the GI-BMPs can save Floridians money, time, and effort while increasing the beauty of landscapes and protecting the health of our residents, pets and the environment.
· Developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and endorsed by the pest control industry, this training is brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program.
Who Should Attend
· Anyone who applies fertilizer commercially
· Lawn care, pest control & landscape industry professionals
· Municipal park, recreation, & government agency employees
· Commercial property managers & employees
· City & County environmental department of water employees
· Landscape designers & architects
· Anyone working in the area of water quality, urban development, or environmental issues
When & Where
Hillsborough County Extension Service & Bruton Memorial Library
The mission of the Hillsborough Extension Office is to respond to local issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H/youth development, and family and consumer sciences.
Your Hillsborough County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Your local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. They are trained professionals who are here to serve you.