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Maitland, FL. --(March 8, 2000)— The City of Maitland will be hosting a landscape workshop, free of charge for Maitland residents at the RDV Sportsplex, March 18, 2000 from 9 am. to 12 p.m. The seminar presented by Teresa Watkins of the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program will feature a special guest appearance by Orlando Sentinel Columnist Tom MacCubbin, “The Plant Doctor”.     

This workshop, the first involving multiple municipalities, is being held in conjunction with the cities of Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford, Casselberry and Ocoee. Also sponsoring the event are, the University of Florida, the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program, the Orange County Extension Service, the St. John’s River Water Management District, Water Wise and Florida Utilities, Inc.   The event is designed to teach appropriate landscape techniques and principles that create an environmentally sound atmosphere without sacrificing beauty.     

“This project is coming at an opportune time,” commented Maitland water conservation representative, Tonya Elliott.  “The seminar will be productive in teaching water conservation principles that should prove helpful in reducing water bills after Maitland irrigation rates increase in March,“ Elliott continued.  “This is part of the services we at the City of Maitland want to provide our residents to help with the water conservation effort,” she stated.  

Residents participating in the seminar will receive rain gauges, moisture meters, garden hose nozzles and a certificate of completion from the University of Florida.    

This effort marks the grand opening or kick-off event to the aggressive water conservation program recently put into effect by the City of Maitland.  The seminar is designed to provide residents with information, contacts and services that can help them with the fight to conserve water, without sacrificing the lawn of their dreams.    

For More Information:
Tonya Elliott, Community Relations Coordinator, (407) 539-0320

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