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Who, what is FFL?

You may have wondered about the e-mails you are receiving from the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team over the last weeks. Due to the current circumstances we wanted to reach out to you but missed the opportunity to introduce the new UF Pinellas County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team. Here it goes:

I am Doris Heitzmann, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program Manager. Some of you might know me from working with community associations over the last fourteen years. I am still responsible to educate community association board members, property managers, as well as landscape committee members, on the concept of FFL practices with the goal of protecting our precious water resources. In August 2019 I took on the role of the FFL program manager.

In November of last year, we had Jonathan Prieto join the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team. His focus is to educate homeowners how to reduce water use in the landscape and polluted runoff by teaching rainwater harvesting and microirrigation techniques as well as conducting irrigation evaluations for high water users. Jon is also in charge to promote our events and reach out to you with new FFL program information.


Now that you know who we are, we would like to share exciting news with you:
Since we had to cancel or postpone all our in-person classes in late March, Jonathan and I had to find new creative ways to reach out to you virtually and keep teaching pertinent FFL workshops via Zoom meetings. Zoom meetings are easy to attend and with you in mind we enable your participation to keep our programs fun and interactive.

Please find all workshop listings for May and June here: growpinellas.eventbrite.com

As with in-person classes, we request registration through Eventbrite. Upon your registration you will receive a link and a password by e-mail prior to the event.

Please let us know if you have any questions to the class listings or if you need help to get into Zoom. 

We are looking forward to “seeing” you at class.

Doris and Jon, your local Florida-Friendly Landscaping Experts
dheitzmann@pinellascounty.org
jprieto@pinellascounty.org

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