Conservation Landscaping Workshop


Saturday, September 28, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

James River Park HQ (Reedy Creek) 

Come and learn what you can do to make your landscape more sustainable and wildlife-friendly.  Topics will include:

  • Native plants and their vital role in healthy ecosystems
  • Native plants of local ecotype vs. cultivars
  • Conservation landscapes serve many purposes (e.g. wildlife habitat, ease of maintenance, improved water quality, aesthetics, carbon storage, saving money)
  • Conservation landscapes are flexible
  • Identification and removal methods for non-native invasive plants
  • Considerations in selecting a site for conservation landscaping
  • Site preparation to ensure success and minimize maintenance
  • Resources to select the native plants that will work for your purposes
  • Establishment and maintenance of a successful conservation landscape: PATIENCE

The workshop will also include a walk in James River Park to identify common invasive plants and a hands-on demonstration of proper planting and mulching techniques.

This workshop is for Sierra Club members only and costs $15.  All participants will receive a complimentary native plant from Reedy Creek Environmental and a free copy of “Native Plants for Virginia’s Capital Region”.

Advanced Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants.

Registration for Conservation Landscaping Workshop for Sierra Club members on September 28, 2019