Free seminar from NH Fish & Game

FREE WORKSHOP ON LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE APRIL 15 IN GREENLAND, N.H.

GREENLAND, N.H. — Learn how to enhance local landscapes to provide valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife at a free workshop “Landscaping for Wildlife” on Friday, April 15, 2011, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H.

There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is required. To register, or for more information, call Steve Miller at 603-778-0015 ext. 305 or email steve.miller@wildlife.nh.gov.

Participants will learn how to create energy-efficient, ecologically diverse, environmentally healthy and aesthetically pleasing landscapes in municipal, residential or commercial settings. These landscapes provide multiple benefits, including energy savings, buffer functions, improved water quality, and support for the wildlife we value.

Marilyn Wyzga, author of Homes for Wildlife and coordinator of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s award-winning Project HOME schoolyard habitat program, will lead the workshop, which will include a presentation and hands-on field experience, incorporating wildlife habitat concepts, inventory techniques and plant suggestions.

“At this session, you’ll learn how to enhance local landscapes for birds, butterflies and other creatures using native vegetation and water features, while enjoying the added benefits of color, cooling and sound,” said Wyzga.

Marilyn Wyzga co-authored Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature’s Lead, which offers a new way of thinking about shaping our home grounds and public spaces. She created and coordinates Project HOME and developed the curriculum guide, Homes for Wildlife, and the associated community training program that has engaged schools in wildlife habitat practices for 20 years. She serves on the board of the New England Environmental Education Alliance and convenes the N.H. Children in Nature Coalition.

For directions to the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center, visit

http://www.greatbay.org/about/facilities.htm

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