2016 Spring Training Pre and Post Event Sessions

Pre and post event sessions are available to enhance your Spring Training experience.


Pre-event workshop session, Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

The BCRPA's Playground Safety Awareness Course


Post-event workshop sessions, Friday, February 19, 2016:

i-Tree tool and its use in Canada

NATS Nursery Tour


The BCRPA's Playground Safety Awareness Course

February 16, 2016  |  8:30 am — 4 pm

Douglas Recreation Centre
20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC
Lunch included  NEW Sept 2015 course manual provided.

A hands-on overview on playground safety and current issues being faced today. This is a cost effective, accessible and informative program for those who need an introductory course on safety awareness and CSA standards, including grounds maintenance, landscape architects and all individuals interested and involved in injury prevention in playspaces.


i-Tree tool and its use in Canada

February 19, 2016  |  8:30 — 11:30 am  |  Dr. David Nowak, PhD

BCSLA credits and 3.0 ISA CEUs are available for this session!

Coast Hotel & Convention Centre
20393 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC

Available for free for use in Canada, the i-Tree software suite helps provide urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment, including tree benefits related to green house gas mitigation, air quality improvement, water retention, community livability and tree effects on building energy use, as well as differences in benefits between tree species. This in-person hands-on training workshop is led by Dr. David Nowak, a contributing member of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007.

Learn more about i-Tree.



NATS Nursery Tour

February 19, 2016  |  12:30 — 3 pm

2.5 ISA CEUs are available for this session!

NATS Nursery
24555 32 Ave, Langley, BC
Lunch included

Visit NATS Nursery and check out the inventory of one of BC's largest growers of native plants. Learn from their 28 years of experience with seed processing, propogation of starter plants, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions and green roof systems.


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