Join us in Cornelius for an educational workshop about the best practices for general turf maintenance, stormwater management, and native plants as used in BMP's. Pesticide Credit Hours and CEUs offered pending approval.
Cornelius Town Hall Community Room
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:30am – 2:00pm
Check in and registration begins at 8:30am
NCRPA Member Price: $ 35.00 per person - Lunch included
Non-Member Price: $ 45.00 per person - Lunch included
9:00am - 10:15am - Session One: General Turf Maintenance Overview and Practices
Presented by Mike Robinson, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Mike Robinson will discuss general turf maintenance and BMPs in regards to running a large-scale facility with a variety of fields and landscapes. Mike will highlight the maintenance practices used on-campus at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
10:15am - 11:30am - Session Two: Storm Water Management in Respect to Landscaping Native Plants
Presented by Alex Beck, Parks Program Supervisor, Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks Department
Alex Beck will discuss stormwater management and how to properly landscape and care for native plants in parks. This session will focus on Cabarrus County’s management of stormwater and potential flooding, with a concentration on how native plants are used to help prevent flooding and other related issues.
11:45am - 12:45pm - Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm - Session Three: Plants Used in Best Management Practices and Their Identification
Presented by Gregg Antemann, PWS, Senior Vice President, Carolina Wetland Services, Inc.
Gregg Antemann will discuss techniques for identifying different plants in parks and the Best Management Practices that go along with those plants. The session will cover how to identify invasive species, beneficial species that already exist in parks, and how to properly handle both in order to produce the best outcome for each individual park.
For more information about the workshop, contact NCRPA
(919) 832-5868 | email@example.com