Calendar of Events: Native Landscape Certification Program - Level 3 Class

Event Date: Apr 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.

Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes
Level 2: Design and Development with Native Plants
Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
Level 4: Advocating for Our Native Plant Community (to be developed)

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Levels 2, 3, and 4 may be taken in any order.

DESCRIPTION

Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes

- Visualize the differences between native and non-native landscapes.
- Comprehend how to install native plants into a landscape, including: plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; bed and soil preparation; how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and seeds; what soils to use; mulching techniques.
- Understand maintenance requirements, techniques, and maintenance schedules for native: trees, shrubs, palms, yuccas, perennials, grasses, and groundcovers.
- Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.

The course includes an indoor classroom portion and an outdoor plant knowledge walk.

The Native Plant Society (NPSOT) offers two levels of certificates:
Completion - attend the full day.
Competency - attend the full day and pass a test at the end of the class.

Students graduating with either certificate may progress to another class level.

INSTRUCTORS

Lee Marlowe is the Sustainable Landscape Superintendent for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and is responsible for oversight of landscape and natural resource management for the Watershed and Park Operations Department. She has over 15 years of experience working in the field of ecological restoration and natural resource management including sustainable landscape practices and applications. She has developed and implemented specialized training and educational programming on a variety of natural resource management topics for technical audiences and the general public.

and

Donald Ewers has a Master's degree in Urban Green Space Ecology. He is the Texas Master Naturalist liaison to the San Antonio River Authority and the National Park Service (San Antonio Missions National Historical Park), a field guide for the San Antonio Parks Natural Areas, and a docent at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS!

PLEASE USE LINKS BELOW TO FIND THE CLASS VENUE AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE DESTINATION BEFORE LEAVING. GOOGLE MAPS DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE ADDRESS.

Mission Reach Operations Center, SARA
8510 Mission Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78214

The venue is located on Mission PARKWAY, not Mission Road. (The road is MIS-NAMED as Mission Road on the Google Map link below.)
There is no traffic light at SE Military Drive and Mission Parkway.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FIND IT USING THE AERIAL PHOTO MAP link below.

AERIAL PHOTO MAP:
https://drive.google.com/file/...

GOOGLE MAP (Mission Parkway is mis-labeled as Mission Road on this map but the location is correct.):
https://www.google.com/maps/pl...

Or, you may paste the coordinates into Google Maps: 29.342996, -98.458179.

To Prepare for Class:

Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and walking outside for 2 hours. You may also need a bottle of water, insect repellent, and/or sunscreen. The outdoor plant walk will take place on slightly uneven paths for a short distance of 1 mile or less.

AGENDA

Tentative Schedule:

7:45 - 8:00 am Sign In
8:00 - 8:15 am Introductions
8:15 am - 12:00 pm Presentation - Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes (includes 10 minute break)
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch (Please plan on packing a lunch since the break for lunch is short)
12:30 - 2:00 pm Presentation - Plant Knowledge (includes 10 minute break)
2:00 - 3:30 pm Field Course - Plant Walk and Demonstration
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 - 4:30 pm Certification Test (Optional)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Grading

REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCH

Break time refreshments will be provided. Please plan on packing a lunch since the break for lunch is limited to 30 minutes.

QUESTIONS

Registration questions: Meg Inglis, NLCP Coordinator, meg.inglis@npsot.org or 512-589-1316
Location and class specific questions: Joan Miller, Host Chapter Manager, npsot.sanantonio@gmail.com or 210-732-7138

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Extreme events such as flooding or icy conditions may cause us to cancel the class. In such a case an email will be sent to registrants from the NLCP Coordinator 24 hours prior to the class.

DISCOUNT

Level 1 is the same rate for all registrants: $37.
Levels 2, 3, and 4 (to be developed) are $37 for Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members and $52 for all others.
Become a NPSOT individual member for only $35: http://npsot.org/wp/join-renew...

PRICING - REGULAR (JAN 1, 2018 - APR 6, 2018)

Registrant Type Price
General US$ 52.00
NPSOT Member US$ 37.00

Location:
Mission Reach Operations Center, SARA
8510 Mission Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78214

Contact Link: Event webpage

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