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JULY 2010

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Judges Award

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If you would like to see the pictures of all the winning gardens in their full Technicolor splendor, Visit the chapter website – www.clcanorthcoastchapter.org and go to the online July Journal

Page 3 North Coast Chapter Board Members Chairman of the Board – Past President Brigid Flagerman Bertotti Landscaping (415) 720-0065 b.flagerman@verizon.net

Resource Chair Susie Dowd Markarian Susie Dowd Markarian Design (707) 546-6221 designers@bloomful.com

President Charlie Thompson Cagwin & Dorward (415) 892-7710 Charlie.Thompson@cagwin.com

CLT State Committee Liaison Dave Iribarne City of Petaluma (707) 778-4591 diribarne@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Secretary Ben Kopshever Sonoma Mountain Landscape (707) 695-2429 sonoma_mountain3@msn.com

Programs Co-Chairs Owen Mitchell Mitchell Landscapes (415) 717-6214 mitchland@att.net

Treasurer Lisa Stratton Cagwin & Dorward (415) 798-1753 lisa.stratton@cagwin.com Web Guru Michael O’Connell O’Connell Landscape (707) 462-9729 ocl@oclandscape.com Associate Member Chair Russ Clarke Park Ave Turf (707) 217-9669 rmclarke07@yahoo.com

Membership Co-Chairs Kevin Kohl Ewing Irrigation (707) 457-9530 kkohl@ewing1.com Jeff Hausman Gardenworks, Inc. (707) 974-5799 jeff@gardenworksinc.com Salvador Ledezma Jr. Gardenworks, Inc (707) 974-5800 slj@gardenworksinc.com Chapter General Board Members

Tyler Doherty Cal West Rentals (707) 694-9108 tyler@calwestrentals.com

Jeff Jones John Deere Landscapes (925) 595-6115 jjones@johndeerelandscapes.com

Legislative Chair Chris Zaim Akita Landscape (707) 486-2548 akita@aceweb.com Education Co-Chairs Luis Lua Cagwin & Dorward (415) 720-6624 Will Jenkel Lampson Tractor (707) 206-2294 wjenkel@lampsontractor.com

Jason North (707) 291-5663 Jason1324@comcast.net

North Coast CLCA Executive Director Journal Editor

Connie Salinas P.O. Box 1621 Sebastopol, CA 95473 Phone 707-829-5487 Fax 707-829-5487 heyconniesalinas@hotmail.com

CLCA 2010 State Officers PRESIDENT William Schnetz, CLP Schnetz Landscape, Inc Phone: (760) 591-3453 bill@schnetzlandscape.com PRESIDENT-ELECT Robert Wade, CLP,CLIA Wade Landscape Phone: (949) 494-2130 WLI2006@gmail.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sharon McGuire Phone: (800) 448-2522, ext. 13 FAX: (916) 446-7692 sharonmcguire@clca.org

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BIG THANKS TO OUR 2010 JUDGES!! It was a very long couple of days in May but our Judges hung in there beautifully and did a fabulous job!! Special thanks also has to go to Jeff Jones - John Deere Landscapes for driving both days, Chuck Ludlow of TORO who charted the driving routes and Russ Clarke from Park Avenue Turf who collects all the applications and has the enormous job of copying and collating them into four big binders for the judging days. Without all these volunteers, the Awards simply couldn’t happen. Thanks everyone!!!

Rick Abalos, Tom Brumsfield and Leslie Corsbie

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WHILE BUSINESS IS SLOW – GO TO THE SHOW While your work or business may still be slow, there are signs that the landscape business is picking up. According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), inquiries for new work jumped 72.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, which represents a 25.3 increase from the same quarter in 2009. Attending the 2010 Landscape Expo coming up October 6 – 7 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, would be a very wise decision for landscape business owners, managers and workers. As a business owner, it’s all about the bottom line. With literally hundreds of companies exhibiting their landscaping products and services at the Expo, you can gain a competitive edge by seeing and learning about the latest products and technology that can save you time and money in your business. This is just as important for landscape workers such as superintendents, groundskeepers and managers who work for cities, schools and facilities. Employees who make the effort to stay abreast of new products and technology and attend related educational seminars, are viewed as valuable assets to their employers. This can have significant impact in regards to job security and job promotions. This year, the Landscape Expo is offering more than 45 educational seminars in eight distinct knowledge tracks such as Business/Adding Profit Centers, Turf Care, Tree Care, Contractor Specific Techniques, Sustainability, Landscape Design, Irrigation and Outdoor Living, a new track added this year. So, while business is slow (for now), go to the show. To get free exhibit hall admission ($10 savings), enroll in seminars and even book a hotel room, you can pre-register at www.LandscapeOnline.com. Once at the website, click on the button “2010 Landscape Expo” where you will find complete show information. See you there!

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Recognition Award Small Commercial Installation

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Water regulators order big cuts in commercial irrigation By Jeff Quackenbush, Business Journal Staff Reporter SANTA ROSA – The Sonoma County Water Agency and the municipalities to which it supplies Russian River water are under a state order to put commercial landscapes with dedicated meters on water budgets that dramatically limit irrigation by December. The May 24 order from the State Water Resources Control Board calls for a maximum applied water allowance of 60 percent of climate-specific irrigation needed by the same area of turf in previous years. The water agency has to report progress to the state board by year-end. The order resulted from the water agency’s required cutback under federal regulatory policy in reservoir water releases into the Russian River and tributaries to boost populations of young protected salmon. The Sonoma County Commercial Business Park Coalition, made up of a majority of property owners in the county, last year proposed to phase in such a cap by 2017. “The commercial turf owners are on it,” said Carolyn Wasem, who is coordinating the effort. “It would have been nice to have more than one year.” Because the trimmed water allowance is based on applied water, it may be enough for property owners to get through this year because of the late-spring rains and cool weather, according to Ms. Wasem. A meeting of the coalition and municipal officials is planned for June 16 to plan training and outreach programs for properties currently not on water budgets, according to Ms. Wasem. Some commercial landscapers are exploring variations in turf varieties and root structures that also could achieve dramatic water savings, she said.

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IBM Aims to Help Alleviate Water Shortages in Northern California’s Wine Country Sonoma County: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), which supplies water to more than 600,000 people, have teamed up to address the pressing problem of water management in the heart of Northern California’s wine country. From aging infrastructure to population growth to climate change, California’s strained water supply faces a complex set of challenges and demands that threaten the future of the state’s population, economy and environment. According to the California Department of Water Resources, the state has experienced below average precipitation and runoff since the fall of 2006, making this the fourth year of serious drought. Recently, California’s governor set forth a statewide goal for all water agencies to reach a 20 percent reduction in water use by the year 2020. By bringing together and analyzing data including water usage and quality, weather and climate, and environmental considerations, IBM’s sophisticated water management system is helping SCWA make better decisions about resource allocation dynamically based on near real-time information. The system includes geographical and system map views so SCWA and its partner stakeholders can quickly identify and address specific issues such as low chlorine residual or low storage tank levels, in minutes rather than hours. “The idea is to create a common operating picture – a collaboration platform – for SCWA and its retail water providers that provides a near real-time operating picture of the Russian River and the associated water transmission system,” said IBM Big Green Innovations Vice President Sharon Nunes. “The ability to track and measure the water flow along with the diverse elements that impact the system at such a granular level arms SCWA and its stakeholders with a way to work together toward the common goal of ensuring adequate water for the region, now and for years to come.” In addition to integrating and analyzing information collected from SCWA and participating retail water providers, upgraded water meters, and external sources, such as the United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service, the system provides collaboration tools that allow all stakeholders to share and access information to more efficiently and effectively manage the water supply in Northern California’s wine country. Central to SCWA’s water infrastructure, which also includes the world’s largest river bank filtration system, transmission pipelines and supplemental groundwater, is the Russian River. The river, a popular a tourist destination, provides the primary source of water in the region and is also used for water conveyance. The delicate ecosystem along the river – which includes endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead – combined with the seasonal irrigation requirements of agriculture and the recreation needs of kayakers, canoeists and anglers, add to the unique challenges for water management in the region. The system consolidates and analyzes the data, which is then made available through a web portal. Dashboards provide a collective view and new levels of insight into the overall status of the system. In addition, it provides new analytic capabilities that enable users to slice and dice data as needed, rather than having to rely on predefined reports, supporting a more collaborative and proactive approach to managing water resources. This analysis can include historical trend studies to determine seasonal variations in flow and water quality, on which future decisions may be based.

“By effectively managing every drop of water in our system we can ensure that we can meet the needs of people, the environment and the community,” said SCWA chief engineer Jay Jasperse. “By better utilizing our current resources we reduce the need for big, expensive infrastructure projects.”

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Sweet Summer Afternoons

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LANDSCAPES UNLIMITED NURSERY 4330 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952 Phone: (707) 778-0136 Fax: (707) 778-0633 Yogi Berra was a hall of fame catcher for the Yankees. His second claim to fame is for being one of the most quoted figures in the sports world. He is credited with coining the deceptively simplistic observation, "It ain't over till it's over." But he's also known for his flubs. Here is a collection of the most notorious of these. •

This is like deja vu all over again.

You can observe a lot just by watching.

He must have made that before he died. -- Referring to a Steve McQueen


I want to thank you for making this day necessary. -- On Yogi Berra

Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947.

Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.

If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.

Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical.

It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.

Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting.

A nickel isn't worth a dime today.

Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded.

It gets late early out there. -- Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium.

You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough in the second half you give what's left.

90% of the putts that are short don't go in.

I made a wrong mistake.

The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.

I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.

I didn't really say everything I said.


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