Thursday, March 29, 2012

Become a GI-BMP Trainer

GI-BMP Instructor Training Class
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Where: Pinellas Extension
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

Time: 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Registration Required

To register, please complete the Application Form found here after verifying your eligibility criteria described on the same link, and submit to Alberto Chavez (see contact info below) by no later than Friday, May 25, 2011. If you have already been accepted in the program please register by replying to Alberto Chavez and letting him know that you want to attend this class.

After reviewing the application and determining that you meet the requirements, you will receive an email confirmation and additional class information.

Becoming a certified GI-BMP instructor is a four step process:

1. Attend a GI-BMP class and pass the test with a minimum score of 90%
2. Apply to become an instructor by meeting the eligibility requirements and completing the form
3. Attend the GI-BMP Instructor Training class and pass the test with a minimum score of 75%*
4. Co-train with an experienced instructor

*The next class in the South Region will take place during the third quarter on 2012 in the South East Coast

If you have questions please contact Alberto Chavez at or 239-417-6310 x222.

Alberto Chavez
GI-BMP Regional Coordinator [South]
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
239-417 6310 x 222
FAX 239-417 6315

Aquatic Weed Control Short Course May 7-10, 2012

Earn up to 22 CEUs at this conference. It is held in Coral Springs, Florida (near Ft. Lauderdale). For more information or to register go to this link. April 9th is the deadline for registering.