Friday, February 8, 2019

Making The Most Of Your Piece Of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop March 16 In Westmoreland County

The DCNR Bureau of Forestry will present a Making The Most Of Your Piece Of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop on March 16 at Franklin Regional Senior High School, 3200 School Road in Murrysville, Westmoreland County from 8:30 to 12:30.
Spend a morning learning how you can care for your "Piece of Nature." With the increased prevalence of development and urban sprawl, learn how you can transform your property into a refuge for native birds, pollinators, and wildlife.
Experts will be on hand to inform and answer questions along with an assortment of vendors that can help you to bring your vision to life.
Click Here to register or for more information.  Questions should be directed to Celine Colbert by sending email to: or call 724-238-5044.
Native Plant Resources
There are lots of resources available to help property owners landscape with native plants, and now is the best time to start planning for Spring projects.  Here are just of a few of the resources available--
-- Brandywine Conservancy: Forested Riparian Buffer Planting Guide
-- National Audubon: Native Plants Database
-- Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan - Learn Why Pollinators Are At Risk In PA
You can also check with land trusts, watershed groups, PA Audubon and Trout Unlimited Chapters, county conservation districts or other groups near you to see how they can help.
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