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Lawn Alternatives for the Real World

2/1/2011 —

Sunday, Feb. 20
2-3:30 p.m.
Tomezsko Building Auditorium

Closely mowed lawns are relatively impervious as far as stormwater is concerned and have low wildlife value. Homeowners can help increase stormwater infiltration, create habitat, and reduce downstream flooding by substituting trees, shrubs, mulched beds, pocket meadows, and/or naturalized areas with native plants on parts of their property. On Sunday, February 20, Penn State Brandywine will host well known ecological landscape designer Larry Weaner in partnership with CRC Watersheds Association and Habitat Resource Network, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Weaner will provide guidance and many useful examples for homeowners wishing to both add interest to and environmental benefits to their managed landscape.

There will be a site tour of naturalized basins and lawn alternative properties on Saturday, June 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., starting point TBA. Both programs are free, but participants are encouraged to preregister with CRC at 610-892-8731 or crc@nni.com.

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