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Naples Botanical Gardens Present: Urban Lakes and Ponds Workshop Series: HOAs and Homeowners
June 17- 18, 2020 | 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Lessons for Your Lakes!
A science-based educational program for HOAs and Homeowners. Held in a online Zoom format, the workshop consists of a combination of presentations, interactive learning, and a virtual stormwater system tour from the Naples Botanical Garden.
Learning Objectives:
Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program is pleased to host an Urban Lakes and Ponds online workshop presented by Naples Botanical Garden and Collier County Pollution Control. At the workshop, participants will receive important information about the purpose and function of stormwater ponds, how to identify pond problems and learn more about aquatic plants that can provide a habitat for wading birds and fish while at the same time increase the health of lakes and ponds.
Workshop will include information about:

• Nonpoint source pollution and how it affects lakes and ponds
• Various stormwater management features and proper pond maintenance
• Expanding the littoral planting palate
• Identifying resources to use after the course and where to find more information

Home Owner Associations (HOA), Community Association Managers (CAM), Board members, volunteers/Docents, interested community members and homeowners.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020  –  2:00 pm and will end at 4:00 pm

Stormwater 101 for Contractors and Lake Managers. Become familiar with the functionality of a stormwater system and how to respond to pond pollution

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 – 2:00 pm and will end at 4:00 pm

Connecting Stormwater to Your Pond Plantings. Find out more about using proper littoral plantings and get a virtual tour of a World- Class Stormwater System

Online Class Requirements:
Participants are expected to come to the workshop with a basic knowledge of how to use video conferencing software. This workshop will be interactive via the Zoom Meetings platform, so it is highly recommended that you have the following:
• Ability to enable computer audio and microphone
• Stable internet connection
• Distraction free workspace.
New to using Zoom? We recommend you create a new account and download the app on your computer at

All rates include access to the class and the class materials
• Online admission: $15.00