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Adopt-a-Lake Program hosting Landscape Best Management Practices Seminar on April 14

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2010

TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is holding a Landscape Best Management Practices Seminar on Wednesday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the auditorium of the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide general information and guidance on turf grass and landscape management practices to minimize Non-point Source Pollution from stormwater in order to conserve and protect Lake County’s water resources.

The seminar is open to landscape professionals, people who hire professional landscapers or homeowners that perform their own landscape activities. Topics that will be covered are mowing, fertilizing, irrigating, water conservation and Florida Friendly Yards and Neighborhoods. Instructors will be Juanita Popenoe, Director of the Lake County Extension and Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent, and Maryann Krisovitch, St. Johns River Water Management District Volunteer Coordinator and Master Gardner.

The agenda for the seminar is:

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. — Introductions and Welcome
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. — Florida Friendly Yards and Neighborhoods
  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. — Cultural Practices/Fertilization
  • 10:45-11 a.m. — Break
  • 11-11:20 a.m. — Water Conservation
  • 11:20-11:50 a.m. — Irrigation
  • 11:50 a.m.-12 p.m. — Questions

There is no cost to attend and participants will be provided with course materials. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat for the seminar, call Cathie Catasus, Adopt-a-Lake Program Coordinator, at (352) 253-1659.

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