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  • Low Impact Development - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    Link to King County listing of native plant nurseries King County Native Plant Guide Books to assist with Low Impact Development Franklin Jerry F Dyrness C T Natural Vegetation of Oregon and Washington U S Forest Service 1973 Kruckeburg Arthur Natural History of Puget Sound Country University of Washington Press 1995 Kruckeburg Arthur Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest University of Washington Press 1996 Kozloff Eugene N Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest University of Washington Press 1988 Pojar Jim and Mackinnon Andy Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast Washington Oregon British Columbia and Alaska Lone Pine Publishing 1994 Recorded Low Impact Development Webinars In Spring of 2013 the Department of Ecology funded three free webinars about three prominent features of LID landscapes plants raingardens and bioretention and permeable pavement The webinars also included information about upcoming regulatory changes that will increase the use of LID the schedule for regulatory implementation the opportunities for landscape and nursery professionals and how to prepare The webinars included presentation and discussion from experienced landscape nursery and industry professionals Plant Selection and Propagation for Low Impact Development Webinar presenters discuss techniques for selecting plants broadening the plant palette and growing native plants appropriate for LID in a nursery setting Watch webinar click here Review a PDF of Plants for Low Impact Development Review a PDF of How Can Nurseries Prepare to Meet the Native Plant Needs of LID Peggy Gaynor An award winning Landscape Architect Gaynor focuses on restorative design restoration public engagement and public art Examples of Gaynor s work include Thorton Creek Water Quality Channel Carkeek Cascade Natural Drainage System Viewlands Cascade Natural Drainage System and Reflective Refuge at Meadowbrook Pond Learn more about Gaynor s work at www gaynorinc com Len Ballek Currently a Senior Ecologist at Herrera Ballek helped found native plant nursery Bitterroot to provide native plant restoration services Ballek specializes in seed collection plant propagation development of innovative restoration techniques wetland mitigation stream bank stabilization erosion control habitat enhancement exotic vegetation control out planting techniques and success monitoring www herrerainc com Structure Maintenance and Opportunities for Rain Gardens and Bioretention Facilities Ever wonder what the difference is between rain gardens and bioretention facilities Presenters explain the differences of these two types of LID facilities along with their structure and maintenance requirements and present experience and insight on preparing your business to install and maintain rain gardens as well as market them Watch webinar enter here Review a PDF of Bioretention Rain Gardens Review a PDF of Rain Gardens Chris Webb Is a licensed professional civil engineer and LEED Fellow with Maul Foster Alongi Inc His technical expertise and professional experience are focused on the promotion and implementation of systems and technologies that support sustainable development He currently serves on the technical advisory committee for the 2012 Eastern Washington LID manual and was on the Advisory Committee of the 2005 LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound Some of his notable projects include the Stillaguamish Department

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/?page=lowimpactdevelopment (2016-04-24)
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  • WSNLA Charitable Fund - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    distributes scholarships and grants annually to support horticultural education for students and funding for horticultural research Since it s inception nearly 500 000 has been awarded in scholarships and grants In 2015 over 20 000 was awarded to students and horticultural research professionals alone Deadline February 28 To download a Scholarship Application click here To download a Research Grant Application click here Selection Criteria for Scholarships The following selection criteria shall be utilized when reviewing applications and selecting recipients Must submit a complete application statement of intent and at least two letters of reference by February 28 Must be pursuing a major in the horticultural industry Must plan to or be attending a Northwest accredited educational institution Must demonstrate academic success Selection Criteria for Research Grants The following selection criteria shall be utilized when reviewing applications and selecting recipients Must submit a completed application statement of intent by February 28 Must provide research for the horticultural industry Must be a researcher for a Northwest accredited institution Must agree to share research with the professional horticultural community WSNLA offers the following scholarship research grant awards Johnnie Holmason Scholarship Peter Van Well Sr Scholarship George Gillett Scholarship Olympic Chapter Scholarships Leno Bassett

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/?page=CharitableFund (2016-04-24)
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  • Events - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    RSS WSNLA has several events throughout the year creating an opportunity to learn and network with your peers Each event has been unique planned and coordinated with our diverse membership in mind offering the WSNLA Community the best platform to just that Click the event name to view more details Upcoming Events There are currently no calendar entries matching the selected criteria Export to Your Calendar Time not importing correctly

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/events/event_list.asp (2016-04-24)
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  • Events - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    offering the WSNLA Community the best platform to just that Click the event name to view more details Past Events Tuesday April 19 2016 The Future of Pacific Madrone 4 19 2016 4 20 2016 Location Puyallup Washington Time 8 30am 4 30 9am Noon Friday March 25 2016 ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional EXAM ONLY 3 25 2016 Location Olympia Time From 9am Noon Saturday March 19 2016 Grape Pest Disease Management for Western Washington 3 19 2016 Location Everett Washington Time Morning Afternoon Session Options Friday March 18 2016 ecoPRO Training Day 3 Only 3 18 2016 Location Olympia Washington Time 8 30am 5pm Wednesday March 16 2016 Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam Spring 2016 3 16 2016 Location Seattle Time 5pm 8 30pm Friday March 11 2016 ecoPRO Training Day 2 Only 3 11 2016 Location Olympia Washington Time 8 30am 5pm Friday March 04 2016 ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional TRAINING EXAM 3 4 2016 3 25 2016 Location Olympia Time 9am 4 30pm ecoPRO Training Day 1 Only 3 4 2016 Location Olympia Washington Time 8 30am 5pm Wednesday March 02 2016 Certified Professional Horticulturist Preview Test 3 2 2016 Location Kirkland Washington Time 5 pm Sunday February 14 2016 Pruning Class Fruit Trees 2 14 2016 Time 10am to Noon Wednesday February 03 2016 Conifers Up Close 2 3 2016 Location Seattle Time 8 30am Noon Thursday January 28 2016 RAINBIRD ACADEMY Landscape Irrigation Design Process 1 28 2016 Location Shoreline Washington Time from 8am 5pm Tuesday January 26 2016 RAINBIRD ACADEMY Irrigation Technician Courst 1 26 2016 1 27 2016 Location Shoreline Washington Time From 8am 5pm Monday January 25 2016 RAINBIRD ACADEMY Intro to Irrigation Installation 1 25 2016 Location Shoreline Washington Time 8 00am to 5 00pm RECONSTRUCTING NATURAL AREAS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/events/event_list.asp?cid=&show=past (2016-04-24)
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  • Site Search - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    Green Industry Conference Resources Career Center Latest News Industry Contacts Pest Disease Management Economic Impact Low Impact Development Charitable Fund Make a Donation Store Events Search Our Site Search Site Search Search Tips more Latest News 4 12 2016 Washington State Department of Agriculture releases annual pesticide report 4 12 2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Washington State more Upcoming Events The upcoming calendar

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/search/all.asp (2016-04-24)
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  • Washington State Department of Agriculture releases annual pesticide report - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    The agency is required to report annually on the activities of the Pesticide Management Division including the outcome of its investigations The 2015 Annual Report to the Legislature is available on the agency website Highlights from the report include Of all investigations about half 61 involved agricultural applications Seventeen percent were for commercial and industrial pesticide use Of the investigations 58 involved pesticide drift with less than half 48 involving possible human exposure 9 704 pesticide license exams were conducted Of the investigations 57 resulted in some type of enforcement action with seven resulting in a civil penalty for the violator Penalties including fines ranged from a few hundred dollars to 7 500 the maximum allowed by law That penalty was applied in a case involving drift onto school grounds exposing students and staff A second case that assessed a 7 500 penalty is currently under appeal It involves an aerial application that allegedly drifted onto more than 60 farm workers WSDA s Pesticide Management Division is responsible for enforcing the state s pesticide laws including rules for inspecting homes and other structures for pests like termites The agency also Registers more than 13 000 pesticide products for use in our state Licenses over 25 000 pesticide applicators dealers and inspectors Accredits 1 682 pesticide license re certification sessions Provides pesticide training in both English and Spanish Helps farmers safely dispose of waste pesticides WSDA uses a matrix to determine penalties when a violation is found to have been committed Factors considered include the seriousness of the violation whether it is a first time or repeat offense and any aggravating factors In fiscal year 2015 WSDA trained 2 107 farm workers who handle or apply pesticides or those who work in fields and orchards where pesticides are applied That figure

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/news/284065/Washington-State-Department-of-Agriculture-releases-annual-pesticide-report.htm (2016-04-24)
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  • USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Washington State - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    voluntary conservation projects for targeted high priority wetland protection restoration and enhancement WREP is a special enrollment option under USDA s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program ACEP Proposals must be submitted to the NRCS state office in Spokane WA by close of business May 16 2016 More information is available on the NRCS Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership webpage USDA is committed to protecting and enhancing our nation s wetlands which are critical to the quality of our nation s waters wildlife and landscapes Roylene Rides at the Door Washington state conservationist said We are looking to our partners for innovative project proposals that will leverage our Farm Bill conservation funding This will allow us to expand our work on critical wetlands and gain results that will make project participants proud Wetland reserve easements allow landowners to enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands reduce impacts from flooding recharge groundwater and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities The voluntary nature of NRCS easement programs allows effective integration of wetland restoration on working landscapes providing benefits to farmers and ranchers who enroll in the program as well as benefits to their communities Rides at the Door said Collectively nationwide NRCS easement programs help productive farm ranch and grasslands continue in agricultural production and protect the nation s critical farmland wetlands and grasslands that are important to water supplies and home to diverse wildlife and plant species In 2014 and 2015 NRCS invested more than 600 million through ACEP to help landowners engage in voluntary conservation Their collective efforts provide long term protection of an estimated 250 000 acres of farmland grassland and wetlands through more than 750 new easements In Washington State NRCS has enrolled over 160 Wetland Reserve Program WRP and ACEP WRE easements since 1995 These easements have restored

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/news/284034/USDA-Seeks-Partner-Proposals-to-Protect-and-Restore-Critical-Wetlands-in-Washington-State.htm (2016-04-24)
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  • Member Search Results - Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    Career Center Latest News Industry Contacts Pest Disease Management Economic Impact Low Impact Development Charitable Fund Make a Donation Store Events Search Our Site Search Member Search Results Start New Search You searched for All Records Searching more Latest News 4 12 2016 Washington State Department of Agriculture releases annual pesticide report 4 12 2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Washington State more Upcoming

    Original URL path: http://www.wsnla.org/search/newsearch.asp (2016-04-24)
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