Green Municipalities Field Day
Growing Sustainable Communities
PLEASE NOTE: All pricing is in USD! Because our transaction processor cannot process in CAD we've established Canadian and International categories for registration and sponsorship. The Canadian pricing is discounted 25% to offset the hidden "Canadian tax" this causes. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, please accept our apologies.
Managing community greenspaces has never been more challenging than it is now. New technologies, techniques, and even plants can provide an edge in preparing your community for the effects of climate change. Green Municipalities Field Day showcases the latest developments in management, technology, and cultivars to help turf managers and communities anticipate and adapt to a changing world.
Featuring a hybrid format, this event is accessible even if you can't make the trip, with downloadable pdf content, a virtual roundtable, and supporting video content. Hybrid attendees can participate in the onsite poker run, enjoy a BBQ lunch, and relax with refreshing beverages at the TWCA Social following the virtual round table!
Register today because in person space is limited.
Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) is excited to announce
the panelist for the Changing Climates, Changing Communities discussion at the Green
Municipalities Field Day event. The roundtable takes place from 1pm-2pm Eastern
and is the central component of the virtual event. Addressing the climate
challenges facing communities and the green industry are representatives from
government, industry and academia each presenting a unique approach and
Friday August 12th at Guelph Turfgrass Institute,
the Green Municipalities Field Day is the first live event for TWCA since 2019
and is the first international field day event for TWCA. Originally scheduled
for August 2020, this long anticipated event includes live and virtual
components to facilitate easier access and greater inclusivity and
accessibility. Hybrid attendees will also participate in field trial tours,
enjoy lunch compliments of sponsor, TMI,
and enjoy a refreshing beverage at the TWCA reception afterward.
John Cochran, owner of Turf
Merchants International –
Developing, producing and marketing turf grass seeds for the
United States, North America and more than 20 other countries around the world,
our varieties have topped the National Trials many times, as we have focused on
achieving superior performance in:
TBA representative of Zander Sod-
Fred Zander started Zander Sod Co. Limited when sod was harvested,
loaded, and unloaded by hand!
we have automated harvesters that cut, roll, and pile the sod directly onto
skids. We have forklifts to load sod onto trucks, automatic tarping systems on
our trailers, and truck-mounted forklifts to efficiently offload products at the
homes and businesses of our customers. Times have certainly changed.
much as technology has changed our business, three constants over the years
have been our dedication to providing quality turf, exceptional customer
service, and great value for our customers.
Stephanie Duer, Conservation Programs Manager at Salt Lake City Department
of Public Utilities (SLCDPU)-
As climate change continues to impact the southwestern US,
72% of Utah is under extreme drought with the remainder of the state under
severe drought conditions. And while there is always uncertainty in the climate
outlook, the Utah Climate Center has stated that residents of the state must
prepare for and adjust to an ongoing drying trend across the region.
SLCDPU has identified the need to reduce outdoor water use by 15 percent
by 2030. Surveys have indicated that, while many households and commercials properties
are open to modifications to their landscapes, there are still a significant
percentage of property owners/managers that resist relinquishing the lawn. Though
Utah is generally considered a desert climate, the higher elevation of the
service area precludes a full desert plant palette while supporting turfgrass.
The issue isn’t that lawns exist, rather the wrong lawns exist.
Kelly Kopp Professor and Extension Specialist in the Plants, Soils &
Climate department at Utah State University-
Kelly Kopp is a Professor and
Extension Specialist in the Plants, Soils & Climate department at Utah
State University, where her research efforts are focused on landscape water
conservation and sustainable turfgrass management. She serves on the Board of
Directors of USU's Center for Water Efficient Landscaping and is board member
and past president of the Utah Water Conservation Forum. She works directly
with many of the federal, state, and municipal agencies that are working toward
achieving water use efficiency in the state of Utah, the Intermountain West,
Jack Karlin, Program Administrator, Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance
Jack is the Principal at Karlin
Consulting llc, and Program Administrator of TWCA since 2014. His primary
interest is the role of regulation in enhancing the sustainability and
livability of the managed environment. Jack received his B.S. in Environmental
Science from Oregon State University where he specialized in Water Science and
Policy. He is a small grants reviewer for the Mid-Willamette Valley
Watersheds group for the Oregon Watershed Enhancements Board.
Virtual attendees will participate in the Round Table,
access recorded content after the event, access downloadable copies of all
Field Day packet materials and get that field day swag!
Field Day Sponsorships are available including 2 extra card
draws for the poker run and more! All sponsorships include a 0.4x0.6m lawn sign.
Sponsor tables come with a registration, 3m square canopy, 2m table and
recognition in Field Day materials.
Sponsors and attendees can learn through the link: https://tgwca.info/greenmunis. Registration is open.
Space is limited so attendees are encouraged to register early.