Get ready to transform your landscape!
Let's take pride in our communities and create beautiful climate appropriate landscapes that make the most of the water we have in ALL our communities.
Together, leadership and implementation teams will get the necessary tools and strategies to transform landscapes. Experts speakers will discuss Success Stories, Strategies, Important Consideration, Funding Opportunities, Irrigation, Trees and Plant Material. Our Hands-On Service and Technology EXPO will feature businesses and organizations providing materials, resources and support to help in the transformation process.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Leaders from cities, counties, schools, landscape professionals, facilities managers, real estate property managers, contractors, architects, engineers, nursery professionals, master gardeners and all those that want to save water in style
CEU's are available for CCN, ISA, LEED, DPR, Planet, IA.
Thanks to support from the Local Government Commission, if you work in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, Tulare or other drought effected counties outside USGBC Central California's service region we are able to subsidize your registration fee. The Local Government Commission will send you an email with information on their program and to partially refund your ticket after registration.
07:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:00 Welcome Tommy Esqueda, Director of Public Utilities, City of Fresno
08:15 Community Transformation Goals Tony Ferrera, City of Arroyo Grande, America in Bloom
09:30 Community Transformation Example Wendy Proud, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery, AZ
10:45 Break and Hands-On EXPO
11:00 Local Case Study Dave Bigler, Dave Bigler Associates
11:45 Funding Opportunities Brian Kempf, Urban Tree Foundation
12:15 Lunch and Hands-On EXPO
01:00-04:00 Drip Systems: Mitigating Water & Pesticide Runoff Dave Fujino, UC Davis ; Jim Bornemann, Ewing; Manny Castro, Combined Indoor and Hands-On Outdoor Presentation Landscape Products
Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now