Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Valencia College
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Clarence Canada
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Grounds Maintenance, East
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:
As early as 2006, Valencia College contracted for landscape master plans for East Campus and West Campus. These plans recommended a reduction in irrigation, fertilization, and pesticides through the changeover from St. Augustine grass to drought-tolerant Bahia grass and various native plants. This changeover was carried out on East Campus from 2006 on and adopted slightly later on West Campus. Use of drought-tolerant Bahia and native plants is now our standard on all campuses.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
See section on website on Outdoor Water Use Efficiency.

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