Aquatic Plant ID - Top to Bottom
Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Check in starts at 7:30 AM
Aquatic Plant ID – Top to Bottom
Monday, September 30, 2013
8:00-8:10 Welcome/Introduction to class - Deborah Chayet
8:10-9:00 Overview About Aquatic Plants Covering Basic Things Like Why Aquatic Plants Are Beneficial, Difference Between Invasive Exotic/Native, Basic Identification Tips, Etc. - Deborah Chayet
9:00-10:00 Common Floating Plants and their Identification & Common Submerged Plants and their Identification - Michael Sowinski
10:15-11:15 Common Emergent Plants and their Identification & Common Aquatic Grasses and their Identification - Michael Sowinski
11:15-12:15 Common Upland Plants Regularly Found Near Water and their Identification - Deborah Chayet and/or Michael Sowinski
Conclusion - Deborah Chayet
Questions - Deborah Chayet and Michael Sowinski
12:15 Distribute CEU’s (4 aquatic CEUs)
Deborah Chayet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Botany) from the University of Florida. She has worked for the Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Department for 33 years, including 4 years as an Environmental Education Park Naturalist at the environmental education center at Sawgrass Lake Park. The next 18 years were spend supervising the horticultural program for all the county parks, including the invasive plant control program. She transitioned into her current Senior Grant Specialist position by acquiring grant funding for invasive plant control within parks followed by funding for restoration projects. Ms. Chayet has since successfully acquired funding for and followed to completion a large number of habitat restoration and park infrastructure projects.
Michael Sowinski – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section Regional Biologist for Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Southern Hillsborough, Pinellas, and De Soto counties. B.A. Freshwater Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo; 15 years of experience in the environmental field and over 7 years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the last five years with the Invasive Plant Management Section. Duties include aquatic and upland plant management and assisting homeowners with aquatic plant management and triploid grass carp permits in 7 counties.
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Commercial Horticulture - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension's Commercial Horticulture program area provides education and training based on the latest research from the University of Florida. The Commercial Horticulture staff and volunteers are available to help solve local problems, provide CEUs and, improve the quality of life for all citizens.