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Join 1000 Friends of Florida for FREE monthly webinars on planning, development and growth issues facing Florida.

1000 Friends routinely seeks professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM), Florida attorneys (CLE), DBPR Landscape Architects, Certified Floodplain Managers and Florida Environmental Health Professionals but cannot guarantee that credits will be offered.

Certification Maintenance Logo AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

All Webinars are Eastern Time

Reducing the Footprint of Irrigated Landscapes in Florida’s Residential Developments

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, noon to 1:30

Residential landscape irrigation is becoming Florida’s single biggest user of potable water. In certain situations, developers have successfully reduced the number and extent of irrigation systems in their projects. This presentation reviews examples and considers how to facilitate a more widespread shift in Florida’s residential landscaping paradigm by reevaluating financial implications, focusing on soils management, and redeveloping our plant pallet. Presenters include Cherrylake President Timothee Sallin, and Pierce Jones, Nick Taylor and Jennison Kipp of the University of Florida’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities. They will share Florida case studies and explore options for promoting greater sustainability in residential landscaping.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM for planners (#9212157). 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1 contact hour for Florida Environmental Health Professionals. 1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida attorneys and Florida Landscape Architects (DBPR), but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

Additionally, this webinar qualifies for CE’s for Florida Water Star AP’s and Inspectors.

2021 Florida Legislative Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, noon to 1:30

With the 2021 session slated to end on April 30, 1000 Friends President Paul Owens, Policy and Planning Director Jane West, Outreach Director Haley Busch, and Board Member Emeritus and Past Chairman Lester Abberger, will discuss key growth management, design, conservation and related bills including budget recommendations that passed and failed during the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, and implications for state and local governance and planning in Florida.

This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM LEGAL CREDITS for planners (#9209904), 2.0 CLE credits for Florida attorneys (# 2009559N), 1.0 contact hours for Certified Environmental Health Professionals, 1.5 couse hours for landscape architects (DBPR #0012222), and credits for Certified Floodplain Managers.  

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in thanking the 2020 – 2021 Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinar Sponsors




Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove & Dr. Clyde Partin

Dickman Law Firm

Kitson & Partners

The Perkins Charitable Foundation

Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

Ms. Susan Trevarthen


​Mr. Thomas J. Baird

Mr. William M. DeGrove

Ms. Pam Harting


Mr. David M. Orshefsky


Mr. Lester Abberger

American Planning Association, Florida Chapter

DPZ Partners, LLC

Ms. Nancy Stroud

Treasure Coast RPC

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