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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Upcoming Workshop - A Sustainable Backyard Workshop

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Making The Most Of Your Piece Of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop

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. Feel free to contact 724-238-1200 or with any questions. Workshop brochure.

Date and Time                                                                                                                                

Sat, March 16, 2019

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST


Franklin Regional Sr High School        

3200 School Road                                  

Murrysville, PA 15668

The workshop is being presented by the PA Bureau of Forestry The event is free, but please be sure to Register.


8:30: Registration and Refreshments

9:00: Introductions

9:15: "Birds in Your Backyard", Laura Jackson

10:00: "Managing Stormwater in Your Backyard", Kathy Hamilton, Westmoreland County Conservation District

10:45: Break

11:00: "Control of Invasive Plants: Why And How", Dave Jackson, Penn State University

11:45: "Identifying and Appreciating Wildflowers", Will Taylor, Jennings Environmental Center

12:30: Wrap up


We recommend utilizing the student parking lots and entering the building through entrance G which will take you right to the auditorium. Handicap parking is available near this entrance as well.

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