Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Apalachicola Reserve Hosts Workshop On Bay Friendly Landscaping


~Learn tips to help you create a Bay Friendly yard ~

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, from 12:00-3:30 pm.  Yard design and maintenance can have a big impact on adjacent water bodies.  Learn how you can transform your yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens and bio-swales to filter storm water.

Following the discussion participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home.  The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information, contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to Emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.

WHAT:  Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

WHEN:  Saturday, April 9th, 2016 - 12:00pm - 3:30pm

COST:   $20 per barrel, Workshop is free!  (Limit one barrel per house)

WHERE:  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr., Eastpoint, FL 32328