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Come to the Bay
This great conference held at the Virginia Beach oceanfront continues to grow!
Theme: Water: It is Everybody’s Business
Agronomic Lawn Management
Lawns & Gardens Plus
Download a Poster: https://vaturf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Save_the_date_poster.pdf
Registration: Download a pdf form to return to us. Members only attending Wednesday must use the pdf form since that day is FREE for members.
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Dates: February 23, 24 2021
Location: 35th Street Sheraton Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (beware, there is a Four-Points Sheraton located at 12th Street. The Four-Points is a great hotel but it is not where our conference will be held)
Tuesday, February 23
Welcome (City of Virginia Beach)
The Chesapeake Bay Importance to Virginia, Status, Industry Partnerships (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
The Elizabeth River Importance to Virginia, Status, Industry Partnerships (The Elizabeth River Project)
A New Industry Endeavor (The VTC Environmental Institute)
Trees and Water: The Use of Shrubs and Trees for Riparian Purposes. Keep waterways Free of Run Off (Virginia State University)
Plants for Wet Sites: Perennials (Virginia Cooperative Extension)
Virginia Beach and Norfolk – Where Does Your Tap Water Come From? (City of Norfolk)
Keep Litter Out of Water (City of Virginia Beach)
Smart Irrigation (Site One Landscape Supply)
Identify Snakes You Meet in the Field (Virginia Aquarium)
Don’t Do This Near the Water (Panel)
Social (Sponsored by Lawns & Gardens Plus)
Wednesday, February 24
Special Service Project – Dune Restoration (planting sea grass)
Brief Review for Certified Horticulturist Exam
Here is a partial list of steps we are taking to ensure your safety (note – these policies were established late November, before the later COVID measures taken by the Governor. We will comply with the latest regulations):
– Keeping the total attendance below 250 is critical. Greater numbers make it very difficult, if not impossible, to maintain social distancing. We only have room for 250 attendees.
– The Tuesday social and other meals will not be self-serve
– Masks will be required
– We will be able to make last minute changes to increase the safety of attendees.
– Finally, the host hotel (35th Street Sheraton) has hosted numerous safe events over the past six months. They have experience conducting business during the pandemic
Come to the Bay is presented by Agronomic Lawn Management
Social Sponsor: Lawns and Gardens Plus
Beverage Sponsor: Luck Ecosystems
Prime Sponsor: Luck Ecosystems
Prime Sponsor: McGill Premium Compost
Presenting Sponsorship ($3,000 each) – includes 4 registrations and Prime Display Table
Evening Social Sponsor ($1,500 each) – includes 2 registrations
Beverage Sponsor ($600 each) – includes 2 registrations
Display Table – includes 2 registrations
Prime Location ($650)
Regular Location ($450)
Friend of the Bay Sponsor ($250 each) – includes 1 registration
Dune Restoration Sponsorship – Through the Environmental Institute (see below)
Sponsorship Payment: Download a Sponsorship Form to Return to Us
Sponsorship Payment (via Paypal) – SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Session Just for VTC Members – learn about current environmental and legislative topics
Preserve the Dunes
Wednesday, February 24
Special event at Come to the Bay presented by the Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute
We are partnering with the City of Virginia Beach to plant 6,000 grass plants on an oceanfront dune! Lawns and Gardens Plus is sponsoring the plants! Check back soon for other sponsorship options. All donations for the dune planting project are 100% tax free.
We are partnering with the City of Virginia Beach to plant 6,000 grass plants on oceanfront dunes! Lawns and Gardens Plus is sponsoring the plants!
Two ways you can help:
1) Volunteer to help us plant!
2) Become a Dune Restoration Sponsor ($800)*
*The Virginia Turfgrass Council Environmental Institute has its own Employer Identification Number: EIN: 85 – 3595976
We are registered with Commonwealth of Virginia (Identification Number: 11124775)
We have applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status. As a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation, all donations will be 100% tax exempt! Help us fight for you! Please give generously.
OnLine Sponsorship Registration and Payment