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ServiceMASTER LawnCare of Williamsburg & Turf Love Kick Off 2004 Water Smart Landscape Series

Date: September 1, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator

 

Phone:(757) 253-6859

Fax: (757) 253-6850

 

 

(James City County) - On Saturday, September 11, 2004, Sassia Niederste-Hollenberg of ServiceMASTER LawnCare of Williamsburg & Bob Winters, Turf Love Water Quality Educator, will kick off the 2004 Water Smart Landscape Series with "Fall Turf Management." The presentation is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road, in Williamsburg. The event is FREE. No reservations needed.

 

Sassia & Bob will present a slide show on proper fall turf management practices such as seeding, aerating, fertilizing and watering, discuss leaf collection and disposal, and provide exhibits of lawn care equipment and tools. Attendees will also receive FREE Water Smart information and water conservation materials available at the Let's be Water Smart display.

 

"Fall Turf Management" is the first of three free lectures. On Saturday, October 9, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, Scott Thomas of PRIDE (Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments) will present, "Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels." Scott will focus on how to reduce pollution, flooding, and erosion while conserving water by utilizing rain water to create and install rain gardens and rain barrels. On Saturday, November 13, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Williamsburg/James City County Community Center, Joe Hertzler of Hertzler & George, a local design and build landscape firm, will present "Designing with Nature - A New Aesthetic." Joe will focus on landscaping in harmony with natural conditions.

 

"Let's be Water Smart" is a public / private water management initiative of the James City Service Authority. The goal of Let's be Water Smart is to promote responsible water usage in James City County. For more information, visit www.bewatersmart.org or contact Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator, at 253-6859.

 

 

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