|Training Session Date & Time
UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County
3100 E. New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724-6497, VOLUSIA
|Training Cost: $30.00|
|Registration Closing Date: 05/31/2019, Friday|
|Is this training open to the public or Private? Public|
|Program Details:You can register on line on the GI-BMP web site. Payment is only by check made out to: University of Florida Bring or mail check to: UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County 3100 E. New York Ave. DeLand, Fl. 32724-6497 386-822-5778|
|Web site URL for more information about this training:
|Lead Instructor: Sewards, Joe|
|Organization: Volusia County Extension|
|Class ID: EVO26|
GI-BMP Training & Program Overview
What Are The GI-BMPs?
The GI-BMPs are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters. They can also save the Florida homeowner money, time, and effort; increase the beauty of the home landscape; and protect the health of your family, pets, and the environment.
This training is designed to provide corporate, governmental, environmental, and other personnel the Best Management Practices for lawn and landscape. Learn what impact the BMPs will have on your business or municipality. Developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and endorsed by the pest control industry, this training is brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program with partial funding by FDEP through a Nonpoint Source Management (Section 319h) grant from USEPA.
Who Gets Trained in the GI-BMPs?
Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many non-commercial Green Industry applicators or other workers are required to pass the training by local ordinances or voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients.
Who Should Attend:
- Supervisors and employees in the lawn care, pest control, or landscape industry
- Municipal parks and recreation facility supervisors and employees
- Irrigation industry workers
- Commercial property managers
- City and county planning department staff
- City and county environmental department or water quality staff
- City and county commission staff
- Builders and developers
- Landscape designers and architects
- Golf course employees
- Anyone working in the areas of water quality, urban development, or environmental issues
Where can I find GI-BMP training classes?
- In-person training classes are held at various Extension offices around the state, industry offices, trade shows and association meetings, public buildings, and many other sites. Click here for the Training Schedule.