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Making The Most Of Your Piece Of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop

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Butler County Community College

107 College Drive

Succop Theater

Butler, PA 16002

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Spend a morning learning how you can care for your "Piece of Nature." With the increased prevalence of development and urban sprawl, learn how you can transform your property into a refuge for native birds, pollinators, and wildlife. Experts will be on hand to inform and answer questions along with an assortment of vendors that can help you to bring your vision to life.

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8:00: Registration and Refreshments

8:30: Introductions

8:45: "The Importance of Your Piece Of The Puzzle", Dr Rebecca Thomas, Slippery Rock University

9:35: "Birds in Your Backyard", Laura Jackson

10:20: Break

10:40: "Control of Invasive Plants: Why And How", Dave Jackson, Penn State University

11:30: "Identifying and Appreciating Wildflowers", Will Taylor, Jennings Environmental Center

12:15: Wrap up

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The event is free, but please be sure to register beforehand so that we can send you a parking pass for the campus.

Contact

Feel free to contact 724-238-1200 or cecolbert@pa.gov with any questions.

Directions

From the North I-79

Follow I-79 South to US 422, Butler-New Castle exit. Proceed on US 422 East to Butler. Take the Butler, Route 8 South Exit (second Butler exit) and follow Route 8 South through downtown Butler and continue South. Just past the Days Inn on the left and a Burger King on the right, you’ll see a sign for Butler County Community College, next left. Turn left on Decatur Drive and proceed approximately ¼ mile to the campus entrance on the left. Turn left onto campus and follow the drive to the first stop sign. Proceed straight ahead at the sign. The theater lobby is the curved glass front on the circle. Parking is adjacent to the building

From the South via Route 8

Take Route 8 North, Butler exit, from Route 28 in Pittsburgh. Follow Route 8 North to Butler. As you come in to the Butler area, you’ll notice AK Steel on the left and a sign for Butler County Community College, next right. Turn right on Decatur Drive and proceed approximately ¼ mile to the campus entrance on the left. Turn left onto campus and follow the drive to the first stop sign. Proceed straight ahead at the sign. The theater lobby is the curved glass front on the circle. Parking is adjacent to the building.

Vendors

If you are interested in hosting a table at the event, please contact Celine Colbert at cecolbert@pa.gov or 724-238-5044.

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Butler County Community College

107 College Drive

Succop Theater

Butler, PA 16002

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