Training & Certification for Landscape Professionals

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Upcoming training opportunities

Pestes de Washington State (Seminario Web Gratuito) / Pests of Washington State (Free Webinar)


Fecha / Date: Miércoles, 5 de Octubre / Wednesday, October 5th
La Hora / Time: 6-8 PM

Descripción / Description:

Únase a nosotros después del trabajo para aprender más sobre las plantas invasoras y los pestes que puede encontrar en toda la región. El programa tiene un valor de 2 créditos de recertificación de pesticidas de la WSDA (pendientes) para aquellos que actualmente tienen una licencia de pesticidas en el estado de Washington. Seminario web en español.

Join us after work to learn more about invasive plants and pestes that you can find throughout the region. The workshop is worth 2 WSDA pesticide recertification credits (pending) for those who currently hold a Washington State pesticide License. Webinar in Spanish.

Programar / Agenda:

6-7 PM: Mario Colón - Especialista en malas hierbas nocivas del Programa de Control de Malas Hierbas Nocivas del Condado de King. / Noxious Weed Specialist with the King County Noxious Weed Control Program

  • Discutirá la ley de malas hierbas nocivas y qué hierbas debe tener en cuenta en el campo y cómo controlarlas de manera segura. / Discuss the noxious weed law of and which weeds to look out for in landscaping and how to control them safely.

7-8 PM: Gonzalo Yepes - Propietario de Colombian Gardens LLC / Owner of Colombian Gardens LLC

  • Enseñará sobre los pestes de los árboles de la zona: cómo identificarlas y controlarlas de forma segura. / Learn about tree pests of the area: how to identify and control them safely.

Regístrese con anticipación para este evento en / Register ahead of time for this event at: PestesdeWashington.Eventbrite.com.

Para más preguntas, póngase en contacto con / For more questions, contact: spelliccia@kingcounty.gov.

ecoPRO Training & Certification, virtual


Date: October 24 - 28, 2022
Time: 8:30 to Noon
Cost: $150.
Register now at: WSNLA.org/events

The ecoPRO Training is open to all landscape professionals and is based on 200+ sustainable best practices  in the following eight key principles: Protecting & conserving soils; Conserving water; Protecting water & air quality; Protecting & creating wildlife habitat; Conserving energy; Sustaining healthy plants; Using sustainable methods & materials; and Protecting human health. Landscape professionals interested in earning certification must meet eligibility and demonstrate their knowledge of the 200+ sustainable best practices.  Click here to view the virtual training agenda

Complimentary ecoPRO Handbooks: WSU Urban IPM is providing ecoPRO study materials to all registrants ($50 value).

BIPOC Scholarships: The Puyallup Watershed Initiative is providing 10 scholarships to Latinx, Black, Indigenous, Person of Color nursery or landscape professionals that work in or service the Puyallup Watershed area.  ($150 value).

 

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