This might be a bit of a drive for some people, but it sounds like a good program:
What: The Woods in Your Backyard: Simple Tips for Environmentally Conscious Homeowners
Where: Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City, MD 20686
When: Saturday, August 11, 9:00 am – 12 pm
The St. Mary's Arboretum is pleased to invite the public in for its first 2012-2013 calendar event on Saturday, August 11. Meet Craig Highfield, Program Manager for Forestry for the Bay, and learn simple techniques useful for small landowners here in Southern Maryland who wish to be good environmental stewards of their properties.
Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality.
Topics will include:
- Forest ecology & woodland management principles
- Tree identification
- Converting lawn to natural areas
- Invasive species control
Also explored will be invasive species identification and control. Unsure of something in your yard that appears to be invasive, climbing or crawling everywhere, taking over? Bring a piece of it to the session and let Craig identify it for you!
For more information, visit the St. Mary’s College of Maryland website
Information provided by: Jacqueline U. Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist