Presentation on theme: "Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Rebecca L. Jordi UF/IFAS Nassau County Horticulture Extension Agent."— Presentation transcript:
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Rebecca L. Jordi UF/IFAS Nassau County Horticulture Extension Agent
Neighborhood Stormwater/Lands cape Program Partnership with St. Johns River Water Management WAV Coordinator and local Homeowner Associations
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Overall objective: Show direct association between landscape maintenance and health of stormwater. Photo: Cornell University
Objectives: Increase knowledge in proper landscape maintenance Irrigation – Time of day – Days of week – Amount
Objectives: Increase knowledge in proper landscape maintenance Fertilizer –Slow release N –15-0-15 or 16-4-8 –Avoid summer use –Apply iron sulfate –Ring of responsibility Photo: Cornell University Red Shouldered Hawk
Homeowner Associations Strong organization Large numbers of people Provides opportunities otherwise inaccessible Photo by Sandra Atkins 2002 Andrews University
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Results: Ten Homeowners Associations enlisted in the program Close to 550 attendees
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Results: Post survey results: –86% would change their practices by using slow release fertilizers
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Results: Post survey results: –79% indicated they would now water turfgrass on an as needed basis University of California - Berkley
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Results: Letters written: –One indicated a reduction in cost of irrigation by 50% –One indicated a savings of $40 per month University of California - Berkley
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Results: Letters written: –Landscape company indicated importance of extension in training techs
Neighborhood Stormwater/Land scape Program This program could be adapted for any area Photo: Marietta College
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Opportunity for dissemination of proper research- based information to the burgeoning number of newcomers and new homeowners to our rural suburban areas.
Neighborhood Stormwater/Landscape Program Rebecca L. Jordi University of Florida/IFAS Horticulture Extension Agent Nassau County
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