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Lake County to offer Florida Water Star℠ accreditation training
Landscape, irrigation and public sector professionals invited to attend

RELEASE DATE: March 29, 2012

TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is inviting landscape, irrigation and public sector professionals to attend a Florida Water StarSM accreditation training course on Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will also be able to take one accreditation exam on Wednesday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m. Both the training and exam will be offered at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

Developed by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), in partnership with the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), the Florida Water StarSM training program is a comprehensive water conservation course that focuses on Florida-friendly landscape alternatives and irrigation requirements that can have a significant impact on water usage.

This training, led by nationally recognized instructors Joy Dorst and Kurt Thompson, is limited to 45 people and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The training and one exam are free, and the registration deadline is Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m.

Upon completion of the training and the accompanying examination, participants will have the opportunity to become Florida Water StarSM accredited in either landscaping or irrigation. Participants who wish to take exams for both accreditations are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $85. Each exam takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

In addition, Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be available for irrigation contractors licensed in Lake or Volusia Counties, FNGLA Certified Professionals, registered landscape architects and Irrigation Association certified professionals. Any future Florida Water StarSM training and examination dates will be scheduled prior to Oct. 2012.

For more information or to register for the upcoming Florida Water StarSM training, call Steve Gladwell at 352-742-3968 or email waterstarregistration@lakecountyfl.gov.


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