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 REFRESHER: Water Wise and Other Irrigation Concepts
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Closed
Aug 31, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
$ 25.00 Unlimited 0 Unlimited

This class has been cancelled.

 REFRESHER: Integrated Pest Management
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Register
Sep 6, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
$ 25.00 75 36 39

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.

 Neighborhood Lakes and Ponds Management Workshop for Community Association Managers
 Location: Collier County Public Library Headquarters
Register
Sep 15, 2016
09:00 am - 12:30 pm
FREE 90 17 73

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. 

2 hours of CAM CEU's approved by DBPR

 REFRESHER: Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant (Spanish)
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
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Sep 28, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
$ 25.00 45 11 34

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.

 CTP: Green Industries Best Management Practices - English
 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
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Oct 12, 2016
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
$ 30.00 70 17 53

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.

 

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