Great Swamp Watershed Association will host a free webinar: Landscaping to Create a Healthy Environment
Jersey-friendly Yards – We are trying to get there
MORRISTOWN NEW JERSEY (17/01/2022) Great Swamp Watershed Association announced today that they are offering a free three-part Zoom webinar series on native pollinator plant benefits. The first program, Landscaping for a Health Environment Jersey-Friendly Yards, will be held on Tuesday, January 25th, from 7-8 pm. Register online at GreatSwamp.org, or call 973-538-3500 for additional information.
Our goal is education to inform New Jersey residents about the many advantages of using native pollinator species. Hazel England, GSWA Director Education, Outreach, and Land Stewardship. Gardening for pollinators or other beneficial insects can create multi-season beauty in the yard and help sustain our ecosystems.
The webinar will explain how landscaping with native bees creates a healthy foundation for soil, conserves water and attracts and supports wildlife. It also adds beauty and interest in your home landscape. Becky Laboy, Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Jersey-Friendly Yards Initiative, will share useful information on how to implement these ideas. Ms. Laboy will also talk about great ways to prepare for the creation of new native beds in the spring.
GSWA offers two additional webinars to prepare for their 2nd Annual Native Pollinator Plant Sale which will take place April 1-22.
Webinar #2: Pollinator Insects – Tuesday, February 22nd, 7-8 PM
Webinar #3 Native Plant Sale Product Overview: Tuesday, April 1, 12-1 PM
Ms. England said that we will provide a complete selection of native perennials, grasses, and simple guidance for planting pollinator gardens that will thrive with minimal maintenance. “The addition of every single native plant makes a difference and creates a little oasis for these important pollinators.”
GSWA has partnered with 24 community partners to help them sell their plants. Additional information can also be found at GreatSwamp.org/blog, in the first edition of GSWA’s Make Way for Pollinators newsletter.
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About the Great Swamp Watershed Association
The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA), now in its 40th birthday, is a non profit organization that works to improve and protect the water resources in the Passaic River region. Its headwaters are the Great Swamp and Newark Bay. We work with partners to educate, advocate, preserve land, and stewardship our communities about the effects of water on health and beauty, from source to ocean. The organization has over 3,000 students, monitors more than 30 streams and hosts approximately 40 public events every year.
Visit www.GreatSwamp.org to find out more about the Great Swamp Watershed Association.
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