This workshop is planned for park staff, land managers, and facilities managers. Content will focus on landscaping with native, wildlife-beneficial, or otherwise non-invasive alternative landscaping species. Invasive plant species management will also be discussed.
Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center,
5611 Jaguar Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00AM – 3:30PM
Check-in starts at 8:30AM
8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee, and networking
9:00-9:45 Landscaping Strategies to Conserve Wildlife (Chris Moorman, professor, NC State Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program)
9:45-10:30 Certifying Residential Properties as Wildlife Habitat (through NWF) (Sarah Justice, Town of Cary Environmental Coordinator)
10:45-11:30 Habitat Gardens: Landscaping with Native Plants (Dale Batchelor, Gardener by Nature)
11:30-12:15 How Do You Know You Are Achieving Your Sustainability Goals? (Emily McCoy, NC State Department of Landscape Architecture, Andropogon)
12:15-12:45 Lunch (Please plan to bring a bagged lunch.)
12:45-2:45 Breakout Sessions (45 minutes each, 4 topics to choose from)
- Design (Emily McCoy, NC State Department of Landscape Architecture, Andropogon)
- How do you successfully implement and maintain a sustainable landscape?
- Permitting and Funding (Sarah Justice, Town of Cary)
- What are some successful approaches to getting projects funded and approved?
- Native Plants (Amy Mackintosh, Landscape Architect at Town of Cary and NC Native Plant Society Chapter Chair)
- How do we select and source native plants for landscapes?
- Invasive species and Maintenance (Leigh Bragassa, City of Raleigh)
- How do you design a sustainable management plan for parks and landscapes?
12:45-1:30 Session A
1:45-2:30 Session B
2:45-3:00 Break; Reconvene; Breakout Session Wrap-up
3:00-3:30 Closing remarks (Tom Earnhardt, UNC-TV)
3:30-4:00 Optional Hike to see Magnolia macrophylla at Lake Johnson (Deborah Fowler, Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space and Steph Jeffries, NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources)