Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUN 2014

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite M, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2014 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at circulation@landscapeonline.com or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Off the Clock The Wildlife In Need Center is located in Oconomowoc, Wisc. The center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping injured and abandoned Wis- consin wildlife. This year's project was spearheaded by Dean Pipito, chapter president, who is also a member of the WINC board. WLCA MM board of directors held a meeting at the center several months ago and it was decided that building an education station was the perfect project for Earth Day. The plan for the project was to construct a 400-square-foot paver patio, a boulder wall with seating and to include several native trees and a variety of pe- rennials. One stipulation to completing the project was that the wildlife could not be disturbed during construction. In addition, volunteers had only one day to get the work done. WLCA Metro Milwaukee members generously donated their time, talents, materials and equipment. The size and scope of the project was impressive, valued at roughly $20,000. The all-volunteer landscaping crew worked from 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon to complete the installation. The following WLCA Metro Milwaukee member companies donated ma- terials for the project: Aquatica, The Brickyard, Johnson's Nursery, Lemke Stone, Oconomowoc Landscape Supply, Plant-Trans-Plant, W. & E. Radtke, Reinders, SEK/Surebond and Unilock. Within days of completing the project, Joan Rudnitzki, executive director of the center, reported that the station had already been used by several of their wildlife ambassadors. She commented that the station adds an extra dimen- sion to their education program. The staff and volunteers at the Wildlife In Need Center currently provide over 100 programs for classrooms, youth groups, civic and community orga- nizations annually. The outdoor education station will add another dimension to their programs. Pipito brought in several pieces of equipment including a Caterpillar track loader, Bobcat excavator and Wacker compactor. Mayer Landscapes supplied the other hardscaping tools. Many of the boulders were found on site, with the rest being provided by Aquatica. Additionally, Oconomowoc Landscape Sup- ply provided the traffic bond (crushed aggregate for the paver base), Reinders provided the grass seed, Lemke Stone provided the flagstone, and SEK/Sure- bond supplied the polysand. or the past several years, Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Metro Milwaukee Chapter has participated in an organized community service project on Earth Day, April 22. This year's project took place at the Wildlife In Need Center where volunteers built an education station. June 2014 71 If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: stewardship@landscapeonline.com or call Larry Shield at (714) 979-5276 x125. Story Ideas? By Dean A. Pipito, owner AQUATICA/Dean Pipito Waterfeatures, LLC DBM LC WLCA Metro Milwaukee Earth Day Project 2014 Top: Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Metro Milwaukee Chapter members installed a paver patio at the Education Station at Wildlife In Need Center, located in Oconomowoc, Wisc. The pavers were donated by Unilock and delivered by their area supplier, The Brickyard. Above: On Earth Day volunteers laid out and installed perennials donated by W&E Radtke. The trees were provided by Johnson's Nursery and Plant-Trans-Plant. F 071-072.indd 71 5/23/14 4:56 PM

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