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Come to the Bay is Presented by Land & Coates

Pre-Registration is now closed so we can pack and prepare for the conference. But don't despair. We have plenty of room. Come and register on-site.


The task is too big for one group!

Come to the Bay is only possible because many organizations are donating time and other resources for the industry and for the Bay.

In appreciation, as was done last year, attendees have the option of designating $10 of their registration fee to one of these great endeavors (last year $2,000 was raised!):
___ Turfgrass Research at the Hampton Roads AREC
___ Tree Fund for the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Scholarship
___ Norfolk Botanical Garden (new partner for 2018!)

Location: Resort and Conference Hotel on Shore Drive (at the intersection of Shore Drive and Great Neck): 2800 Shore Drive, Va Beach, VA  23451

SiteOne Landscape Supply is providing a two-hour irrigation system class on Tuesday of Come to the Bay. Since system repairs are expected to be prevalent this spring, the class will incorporate the system start-up maintenance tasks with water conservation.  If repairs have to be made anyway, this is a great opportunity to install products for reduced water consumption in the landscape. 
The Arborist portion of Come to the Bay is featured in the winter Canopy Coverage (see page 8). Thank you  MAC-ISA

Come to the Bay is presented by Land & Coates

 8:00 General Session
10:00 - 4:30 Keeping Fertilizers out of Virginia’s Waters: Sponsored by Luck EcoSystems
10:00 - 4:30 Arborist Classes
12:15 - 1:15  Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Irrigation Workship

 4:30 Social - sponsored by Lawns & Gardens Plus

Wednesday, February 28
*must have approval letter from VDACS to take the exam


2017/18 Planning Committee

Wes Bray (chair) - Lawns & Gardens Plus
Jeff Derr - Virginia Tech

Joel Koci - Virginia State

Chad Peevy - Old Dominion University

Mark Taveres - ProjectGreen

Andrea Tomlin - Tidewater Community College
Jimmy Viars - Gloucester County Public Schools
Brian Waymack - VDOT

Barbara White - Va Dept of Forestry
Cheryl Wolfe - VB Resort Hotel & Conference Center

 Help us plan the 2018 Come to the Bay!
Contact us with your ideas: 757-464-1004 or

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The VTC's Mission is to unify efforts to promote turfgrass improvement and advancement of the turfgrass industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia

The VTC's Vision is to be recognized and respected as a leading voice of the turfgrass industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Come to the Bay
PO Box 5989
Virginia Beach, VA 23471

+1 (757) 464-1004 | fax: (757) 282-2693