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Course Name: Water Management and Drainage
Course Code: AL0602CA24
Date: December 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check-in time: 8:30 am)
Location: Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902 (Directions & Map to Building). IMPORTANT: Parking is ONLY available in the gravel lot behind the Office of Continuing Professional Education’s building (close to Ryders Lane). Here is the map to parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/KXA9A8RVFmKZUEz79
Format: Classroom course
Registration Fee: $210 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $195 per person (expires December 11, 2023)
Registration Closes: December 16, 2023
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Purchase Orders can be mailed to the address above or electronically sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is part of the Landscape Management Certificate Program.
Understanding how water drains through soil is an essential skill for anyone who works with landscapes. This course focuses on the drainage problems that are most important to you and your customers. Keep the water where it belongs and keep your customers happy!
In this course, you’ll learn how to:
- Read the Landscape and Analyze Site Conditions
- Implement Proper Grading Techniques
- Evaluate Soil Conditions for Plant Selection
- Identify Different Types of Soil and Learn How Water Moves Through Each
- Apply the Right Tools and Techniques to Solve Drainage Issues
Take this class with Soil and Plant Relationships for a more comprehensive understanding of soils and ornamental plant growth.
Who Should Attend?
This class is a great source of information for anyone who wants to learn more about how to handle drainage issues. Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Environmental Commission Members
- Horticulture Technicians
- Landscape Designers
- Park Maintenance Workers
Meet Your Instructors
Bruce Neary, BCN Horticultural Services
Bruce Neary is the owner of BCN Horticultural Services, where he has provided consulting services to landscape architects, contractors, developers, garden centers, nurseries, educators, and the public since 1994. Regarded as an industry expert, Bruce has written several articles for The Landscape Publication, Grounds Maintenance Magazine, and the American Nurseryman. Likewise, he has been a horticultural lecturer at Barlow Flower Farm and for other landscape organizations for more than 30 years. Bruce is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Horticultural Societies, Metro Hort Group, and Perennial Plant Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Rutgers University and his Masters of Agriculture in Horticultural Sciences from Texas A&M.
Mark Borst, Borst Landscape and Design
Mark Borst, BSLA, CLT, president/owner, founded Borst Landscape and Design in 1989 and has grown the company into one of the largest design/build, lawn care, and landscape maintenance firms in northern New Jersey. His company prides itself on being a forerunner with its Organic Fertilization and Tree and Shrub care programs. He received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Rutgers University and is a member of Professional Landcare Network Association. He spearheaded the formation of New Jersey’s Certified Landscape Technician testing program and now serves on the Advisory Board for Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University.
Alex Burke, Burke Environmental
Alex is a third generation horticulturalist. Alex went to Rutgers University, Cook College, where he received a degree in Environmental Planning and Design, with a concentration on seashore environments. After Alex graduated in 2000, he founded Burke Environmental, a landscape design, installation, maintenance company with a focus on Jersey Shore properties. As Burke Environmental grew, so did the services it began to offer. Alex got his irrigation license and became certified in concrete pavers and retaining wall construction. Alex also became certified in wetlands delineation and wetlands construction. In 2015, Alex became a NJ Licensed Tree Expert (LTE). Alex oversees the day to day operations and growth of Burke Environmental. He still does some of the larger design concepts and drawings, and you also might see him in the field doing tree pruning/removals, project management, estimates, and snow removal.
Bio coming soon!
“Very good explanation about what might cause drainage problems and wet areas, plus what the solutions are.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How catch basins work and how to basically remediate drainage problems.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “Review of drainage products and their correct installation.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Water Management and Drainage course (6.25 contact hours) is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 2 Technical, 2 Management, 2 Government Contact Hours
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email@example.com.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link to register your vehicle will be provided in your course confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Water Management and Drainage, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.