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WSNLA PROseries: The Un Thirsty Landscape

Contact the WSNLA Office at (800) 672-7711 or to be added to the wait list for this ievent. - $75 WSNL A Members, CPHs, & ecoPROs - $90 Non Members CEUs Offered 5 CPH 5 CL T 4 ecoPRO APLD pending

When: 12/2/2015
From 9am - 3:30pm
Where: Lake WA Institute of Technology, Auditorium
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland 98034
United States
Contact: Holly Osborne
(800) 672-7711

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9:00 - 9:30/9:45am  |  2016 Climate Forecast: What to expect.

Is this the new normal? If that is a question you have been asked by your
customers and clients, this presentation will be a useful resource for
you. Hear what is being predicted for the 2016 Spring & Summer and
how factors such as drought and el nino impact predictions. Speaker:
Representative from Office of Washington State Climatolagist, University of

10:00 - 11:15am  |  Water wise Design, Installation & Maintenance
A well-designed drought-tolerant landscape can be filled with a lush variety
of colorful plants that have year-round beauty, and give no outward clues
that it was created to conserve water. Using case studies, including his
involvement in the Woodinville Waterwise Garden and urban sites, Smith
will discuss unique challenges and solutions specific to the water wise
landscape. He will also provide tips for how to effectively communicate the
value and benefits of ‘The Un-Thirsty Landscape’ when working within your
client’s budget. Speaker: Ladd Smith, ecoPRO. In Harmony Landscapes

11:15 - Noon  |  Irrigation Learning Lab System Tour
The Irrigation Learning Lab, created by Cascade Water Alliance, was
purposefully designed to showcase the practical application of irrigation
maintenance and enhancements. With multi zones, the system features
two brands, various types of irrigation heads, and includes two drip
irrigation systems. Learn the science behind the system and familiarize
yourself with the options available to help conserve water. Speaker: David
McGrath, Independent Irrigation Consultant, Cascade Water Alliance and 18
years of landscape management experience.



1:00-1:55pm  |  Common Ground: Working Together To Keep Landscapes Healthy During Droughts
2015 was a record breaking year! It was hot and dry much earlier than
in years past and stayed that way through July. Mark will talk about the
utility’s reaction and the lessons learned by working with the landscape
industry. Speaker: Mark Guthrie, ecoPRO. Seattle Public Utilities

2:10 - 3:30pm  |  Plants for the Water wise Garden
Expand your knowledge of plants that will thrive in the water wise garden.  This presentation will include a strong focus on drought tolerant plants not typically seen in the Pacific Northwest; cacti, Yuccas, Aloes, Nolinas, and less common drought tolerant woody shrubs. Jones will share successes, failures, solutions and tools to help you ensure plant health and placement in the waterwise garden. Presenter: Bryon Jones, Horticulturist Arborist Lead, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Metro Parks Tacoma. Click here to read about Bryon's work at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. 


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