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Coastal Sustainability

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Human population and developments in coastal areas are growing rapidly, with over 40% of the US population already living in coastal shoreline counties. The impacts of frequent flooding, tropical storms, and storm water runoff pollution directly affect communities’ ability to balance natural resource protection with sustainable community growth. The sustainability program focuses on wise land use, environmental stewardship, and disaster preparedness.

Florida-friendly Landscaping and Low-Impact Development

Learn more about landscape design and plant choices that reduce water use, prevent polluted storm water runoff, and promote wildlife health.

EDUCATION FOR LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Architects are offered periodically. The Green Industry Best Management Practice (GI-BMP) certification can lead to a professional fertilizer license, which is required for any landscape professional applying fertilizer. Contact us for information on upcoming training courses.

DISASTER PREPARATION AND CLIMATE ISSUES

Coastal communities are vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods from heavy rains, tropical storms, and hurricanes. In addition, climate-related impacts including sea level rise, erosion, and average temperature rise affect us in many ways. Resilience planning is crucial to retain the quality of life and safety of our residents.