Friday, June 14, 2013

Celebrate Green Sites!

The Groundwater Foundation, along with program sponsor Rain Bird, is excited to announce and launch a campaign to celebrate Groundwater Guardian Green Sites.
The respected Green Site title is awarded to green spaces that implement responsible groundwater-friendly practices as part of their routine site maintenance. Practices such as using native plants in landscaping, tracking water used as part of irrigation, maintaining a setback distance around wells and surface water, and properly managing potential sources of contamination are documented as part of a confidential application process that awards designation as a Green Site.

In celebration of their 80th anniversary and the invention of the impact sprinkler, Rain Bird has joined The Groundwater Foundation in celebrating Green Sites in 2013. As part of this celebration and their sponsorship in 2013, Rain Bird Corporation is giving away $2,000 in product to one of the first 80 new or renewing sites in 2013 to continue groundwater protection efforts at their site. The winner will be announced at The Groundwater Foundation’s 2013 National Conference, to be held October 15-17, 2013 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

The Green Site program encourages good stewards of groundwater by encouraging green sites to use responsible management practices. The public recognition of Green Site designation is a one-of-a-kind display to your community about your green space’s commitment to protecting a precious resource - groundwater. 
Later this summer, in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the impact sprinkler, The Groundwater Foundation and Rain Bird will  be joining our efforts as part of 80 Days of Impact, leading up to the Foundation’s 2013 National Conference. We’ll be spreading the word about the work Green Sites are doing and how they’re making a difference, and working to add new sites to their ranks.

Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Green Site, including a chance to win $2,000 of Rain Bird product.

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