Designing Florida Water Star Projects

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is offering this free landscape design workshop for landscape architects, designers, builders and other industry professionals involved in the landscape and irrigation design process of new construction projects. Participants will learn the techniques needed to successfully design and implement the Florida Water Star (FWS) program into their projects.

During this 3-hour workshop, site considerations, tree preservation, plant selections and placement, using turf in water conserving landscapes and buffering stormwater runoff, as well as basic irrigation application will be covered. Participants will learn the Florida Water Star project design process and how to achieve points that will lead to FWS certification. Upon completion of the workshop, professionals will be featured on the District's FWS website as FWS landscape qualified partners.

FWS aligns with other “green” certification programs, such as the Florida Green Building Coalition, EPA’s WaterSense, ENERGY STAR™, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. This workshop will demonstrate how getting FWS certification adds points to applications for certification in these other programs. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own project design plans for free FWS plan reviews.

Name Sales End Price
Landscape Architect Ended Free
Landscape Designer Ended Free
Irrigation Designer Ended Free
Landscape/Irrigation Designer Ended Free
Builder Ended Free
Other Ended Free