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Cultural techniques that help maintain healthy lawns and landscapes may reduce disease, nematodes, weeds and insects, thereby reducing the need for chemical treatment. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a strategy used in the landscape to manage pests by using economically and environmentally sustainable practices. IPM emphasizes selection, integration and implementation of multiple pest control techniques to prevent, reduce, or minimize pest communities. This three hour program will introduce you to the disadvantages with the over-use of pesticides and its effects on water quality and best cultural and diagnosing practices for healthy landscapes. After the training participants will understand the broad concepts of non-point source pollution, the importance of best management practices to maintain healthy landscapes, and be able to better identify pests to determine the most appropriate IPM practice.
Class cost is $25.00 and includes a light breakfast.
This event provides the following CEU's: City of Naples 3, FDACS 3.
Free Neighborhood Lakes and Ponds Management Workshop for Community Association Managers.
Learn about the challenges that face healthy ponds and lakes in Southwest Florida. Find out about the laws and regulations including Best Management Practices pertaining to your community. Discover how to make your community's pond healthy and beautiful using native plants that attract wildlife and lower your maintenance costs.
CAM CEU's pending
This annual event will include staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat 15 minutes away), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, marine critter touch tank, live animal presentations, kids games and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, native plant walks, films, food and more.
Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up begins when doors open at 9am. Age restrictions may apply, see details link for more information.
A limited number of VIP passes will be available for purchase for those who prefer not to wait in line.
Registration opens September 1.
Las plantas juegan un papel muy importante en la creación de jardines. El utilizarlas y mantenerlas de manera adecuada protegen el agua. Hay plantas, como los mangles, que se consideran plantas buenas ya que ayudan al ecosistema de forma muy significativa. Otras plantas como el "Brazilian Pepper" o falso pimiento, y la "Malaleuca" son consideradas plantas malas que oficialmente son conocidas como exóticas-invasivas puden causar daños al ecosistema. Al practicar el princio de "La planta correcta en el lugar correcto" se reduce la necesidad de irrigar artificialmente, de fertilizar y de aplicar pesticidas en estos ecosistemas, mejorando así la calidad del agua y del medio ambiente.
Esta clase también otorga los siguientes Unidades de Educación Contínua (CEU’s): 3 City of Naples, 2 LUF, 3 FDACS (Private App, O&T, L&O, LL&O, LCLM), 3 FNGLA.
The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the exhibition: Summer II: Water from September 24 through November 9, with work on display by local artists Muffy Clark Gill, Lynda Fay Braun, and John Brady. The Opening Reception will feature wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $3 for the public and free for participating artists and their guest as well as members of the United Arts Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay.
The Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Quality by the Green Industries program, commonly known as the “Green Industries Best Management Practices” was jointly developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the private industries related to landscape maintenance, called the “green industries.” This training is required by the City of Naples, Collier County and the City of Marco Island for landscapers to legally work within their limits and by most neighboring municipalities in Southwest Florida. This class fulfills the statewide Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate Program requirement issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
This program provides the following CEU's: FDACS 4, APA 4.75, FNGLA 4, ISA T.B.D., CFE 2.5 CT 1 CF and 2 CT 2.
Friday Night Auction6:00 pm: All anglers' reception at Isle's of Collier Preserve with silent auctions, raffle, open bar and heavy appetizers
7:35 pm: Live Auction8:00 pm: Captain's Meeting
Friday Night Captain's Meeting6:00 pm: All anglers' reception at Isles of Collier Preserve with silent auctions, raffle, open bar and heavy appetizers7:35 pm: Live Auction8:00 pm: Captain's Meeting
Saturday Morning All-Release Fishing TournamentSafe light: Anglers target snook, redfish, trout within Rookery Bay Reserve boundaries (Gordon's River to Lostman's River)
Categories: Angler, Professional, Youth
Teams: 2-4 Anglers2:00 - 3:00 pm: Catch registration at designated check-in locations
Saturday Night Awards Dinner5:00 pm: Open bar, dinner6:00 pm: Awards at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland
The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the Annual Painting Exhibition from November 15 through January 26, with works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties. Following Rookery Bay’s environmental mission, works will share a central theme of flora and fauna. Most of the works are for sale. The Opening Reception will feature wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $3 for the public and free for participating artists and their guest as well as members of the United Arts Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay.
Enjoy a 3k kayak along Henderson Creek and a 4k trail run at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit the Friends of Rookery Bay. All participants will receive a t-shirt (sizes guaranteed if registered before Nov 20), post-race refreshments, Rookery Bay water bottle, and free admission to the Environmental Learning Center and entry for door prizes. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each category: men, women, relays, tandem-teams, surf-skis. Also new this year: 10-year age group awards! Registration opens Aug 1. Prices increase on Oct 1 and Nov 21.
The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the Annual Photography Exhibition from January 31 through March 30, with works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties. Following Rookery Bay’s environmental mission, works will share a central theme of flora and fauna. Most of the works are for sale. The Opening Reception will feature wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $3 for the public and free for participating artists and their guest as well as members of the United Arts Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay.
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