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April 12, 2010


Teams competing include Business Network International, Cornerstone Solutions Group, the Rag Tag Industry Team, the Luke Brothers, Pay it Forward Farm, Raymow, Tampa Bay Landscaping and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Station leaders include Jim Davis, The Villages Florida Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator, at the Right Plant Right Place station; Kathleen Patterson, Marion County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator, at the Pest Management station; Will Womack from Tampa Bay Landscaping and Skip Wright representing the Florida Irrigation Society at the Irrigation station; and Dale Wallace from the Plant Connection at the Fertilization station.

What: Landscape maintenance professionals will compete for the title of Ruling Water Champions in the region’s first Landscape Challenge.

Teams compete against each other by demonstrating landscape management practices that protect our water resources.

Competition areas include Bug Out for pest management, Spreading the Bull for fertilization, Thirsty Plants for the right plant in the right place, and Water it Right for irrigation.

The competition is sponsored by Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

When: Friday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon. (Registration at 8 a.m.)
Where: Pay it Forward Farm, 16625 Laura Lee Drive, Spring Hill

District Contact: Sylvia Durell, senior communications coordinator, (352) 279-1226 (cell)

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