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Come to the Bay is Presented by Land & Coates

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

BREAKING NEWS: 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


Tuesday, February 27

 8:00 General Session

Chesapeake Bay and the TMDLs
Rich Batiuk  Associate Director for Science, Analysis, and Implementation at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program Office

James Davis Martin  Chesapeake Bay Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Forging Alliances
Corinne Stephens Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Business Partnerships Manager

10:15—11:00 American Chestnut: Restoring a Classic
Updated Program Coming

10:00—4:30 Keeping Fertilizers out of Virginia’s Waters: Sponsored by Luck EcoSystems
    Moderated By: Cindy Smith, Environmental Scientist (George Mason Univ.)
        Legal Issues
        Establishing & Maintaining Turfgrass to the Water's Edge
        Using Plants Other than Turfgrass
        Standards & Criteria
    Speakers Include
        Barbara Gavin (Elizabeth River Project)
        Mike Goatley (Virginia Tech)
        Joan Salvati (Va Dept of Environmental Quality)
        Chantel Wilson (Va Dept of Conservation & Recreation)

10:00—4:30 Irrigation Workshop
10:00—4:30 Certified Turfgrass Professional—Day One of Two
12:15 Lunch 
1:00—4:30 Arborist Classes: Tree Health Begins Early

 4:30 Social

Wednesday, February 28
CTP Class—Day Two of Two

 Help us plan the 2018 Come to the Bay!
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Come to the Bay
PO Box 5989
Virginia Beach, VA 23471

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