Living with Nature: Discovering the Rich Potential of your Own Back Yard

  • Thursday, February 08, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • War Memorial Building 102 East German Street Shepherdstown, WV 25443

PVAS and the Northern Virginia Land Trust are co-sponsoring a workshop with the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance free public workshop on how our own backyards are part of the interconnected web of the Blue Ridge.

Scheduled for February 8, 7–9 pm, at the War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, WV, “Living with Nature: Discovering the Rich Potential of your Own Back Yard,” explores how properties large and small can use native plants and landscaping to sustain biodiversity and attract birds, bees, and butterflies.

Join members of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance for an interactive discussion featuring excerpts from “Hometown Habitat,” a documentary that challenges traditional ideas about how we manage our properties and what we can do to promote biodiversity. Attendees will participate in conversations about:

- the value of conscious stewardship for properties large & small

- new ways of thinking about landscaping to preserve existing features and attract desired birds, bees, & butterflies

- the importance of cultivating native plant species

- simple stewardship practices & resources for home and property owners.

Light refreshments served at 6:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 7:00.

This event is free  please register in advance:

The program is sponsored by members of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance along with Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT), the Piedmont Chapter Virginia Native Plant Society, Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Virginia Working Landscapes, Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition, Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Downstream Project.

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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