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Lakes & Ponds Education Day 2012

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It’s time for our Annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day!

The Pinellas County Watershed Management Division and the City of Largo are pleased to invite you to our annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day event. This 3-hour free workshop is intended for volunteers and citizens interested in the health and management of our water resources, specifically community lakes and stormwater ponds. It will be an opportunity to share information, to gain useful management tips, and to learn more about the efforts of similar organizations.

Where: Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
When:  Saturday May 19, 2012 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The event will be held in trade show format with featured presentations. Attendees will be able to mingle among the displays from government, environmental, and private organizations. We invite you to bring in a plant specimen you would like to have identified (please bring specimen in a Ziploc bag with water from the pond).

This event is a great opportunity to find out about proper Florida landscaping techniques and of course we will have FREE native plants! Please bring your grocery bags to carry aquatic plants. We will also be giving away waders, EZ reachers, and educational materials to help you manage your ponds and landscapes. Register via email to one of the coordinators below. Please include your name, address, and number of people attending with you. You will receive an email confirmation when you are registered. Space is limited. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MAY 11th

Sponsors: We are actively recruiting sponsors for this event. If you would like to participate, please contact Anamarie Rivera at the email or phone number above. Participation can include donating items for the free raffles, donating funds to pay for educational materials and refreshments, and opportunities for a display table at the event to promote your organization.
Additional Contact Information

Melissa Harrison

Environmental Specialist,, Pinellas County Environment & Infrastructure

(727) 453-4420