Webinar Title: Changing Landscaping Practices: Implications for Landowners and Local Officials
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Webinar Date: 10/12/2021
Webinar Time: 9:00a-11:00a
Changing Landscaping Practices: Implications for Landowners and Local Officials will provide information on the benefits as well as challenges of lawn conversion and native landscaping.
Speakers will provide firsthand knowledge from their experiences in designing, installing, planning for, and regulating sustainable landscaping. Participants will also learn about new programs being developed to help with outreach, funding, and technical assistance for lawn conversion projects.
To help landowners manage their lawns in a more economical and environmentally friendly way, a number of organizations and agencies at the state, county, and local levels are encouraging alternatives to the traditional practice of large, mowed lawns. Such alternatives include maintaining, creating, or converting to more natural areas such as native meadows or patches of woods. The benefits of such practices include improved stormwater infiltration, reduced flooding, improved stream health, and additional habitat and forage for pollinators.
This new way of managing our landscape is not without challenges, including issues surrounding property maintenance and related codes, as well as public/neighborhood perception and acceptance.
Note: This webinar is recommended to TMN HCC members because it provides information about working within regulations, benefits and challenges of lawn conversion and native landscaping. Be discerning in heeding their recommendations regarding specific plants that may not be Texas natives.
Cost: no charge
Register @: https://web.cvent.com/event/676f4067-f6bc-42e1-a62e-d145a9222b86/summary?i=pdpmPYQCRESDbaQ03yjUsg
Registration Deadline: 10/11/2021, 10:59p
Presenter: get names for VMS entry
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)