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

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Franklin Regional Sr High School

3200 School Road

Murrysville, PA 15668

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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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8:30: Registration and Refreshments

9:00: Introductions

9:15: "Birds in Your Backyard", Laura Jackson

10:00: "Managing Stormwater in Your Backyard", Kathy Hamilton, Westmoreland County Conservation District

10:45: Break

11:00: "Control of Invasive Plants: Why And How", Dave Jackson, Penn State University

11:45: "Identifying and Appreciating Wildflowers", Will Taylor, Jennings Environmental Center

12:30: Wrap up

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The event is free, but please be sure to register.

Contact

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

Parking

We recommend utilizing the student parking lots and entering the building through entrance G which will take you right to the auditorium. Handicap parking is available near this entrance as well.

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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Murrysville, PA 15668

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