Saturday, March 28, 2020

Leading the way in landscaping to conserve our water resources

From left to right: Mike Ramsey, Water Symposium of Florida (ecologist); Alan Brown, Island Gardeners; Allan Krinsky, Shellscape Florida; Shawn Sundall, Shellscape Florida; Frank Recker, Chairman, City of Marco Island City Council; John Vaughn, SFWMD Big Cypress Board member (from Marco Island); Tim Nancy, Water Symposium Florida (horticulturist); Yvette & Al Bennoroach, Affordable Landscaping; Clarence Tears, SFWMD Big Cypress Basin, Director; Bryan Milk, Parks & Recreation Director, City of Marco Island.

From left to right: Mike Ramsey, Water Symposium of Florida (ecologist); Alan Brown, Island Gardeners; Allan Krinsky, Shellscape Florida; Shawn Sundall, Shellscape Florida; Frank Recker, Chairman, City of Marco Island City Council; John Vaughn, SFWMD Big Cypress Board member (from Marco Island); Tim Nancy, Water Symposium Florida (horticulturist); Yvette & Al Bennoroach, Affordable Landscaping; Clarence Tears, SFWMD Big Cypress Basin, Director; Bryan Milk, Parks & Recreation Director, City of Marco Island.

Landscaping with Water Conservation is top priority in Demonstration Project at City Hall.

The Water Symposium of Florida Inc., in partnership with the City of Marco Island and Big Cypress Basin, held a Ribbon Cutting for the Florida Friendly Landscape Median Demonstration Project at the Marco Island City Hall campus on Monday, May 17.  The City, with the participation of the companies

Clarence Tears, Director of South Florida Water Management Big Cypress Basin thanks all who participated.

Clarence Tears, Director of South Florida Water Management Big Cypress Basin thanks all who participated.

and organizations listed below are setting the example of all of us to follow when planning our own landscaping with water conservation being top priority.

Be water smart when planting in your yard, by remembering to keep the following in mind:

  • Right Plant, Right Place
  • Water Efficiently
  • Fertilize Appropriately- don’t overuse
  • Mulch – in this case, just 2 inches of ShellScape
  • Attract Wildlife
  • Manage Yard Pests
  • Reduce Stormwater Runoff
  • Protect
    New Planting at City Hall.

    New Planting at City Hall.

    the Waterfront

The project at City Hall was made possible through partnerships with: Affordable Landscape, Big Cypress Basin, SFWMD, City of Marco Beautification Committee, Collier Soil and Water Conservation District, Gro-Technics Horticultural Consulting, Island Gardeners, J & J Palms, MSA Design Inc., Perkins Nursery, Ramsey, Inc. Ecological Consulting, Shellscape, and TransGro/Superior Plant Company.


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