Conservation Landscaping for Parks and Facilities Workshop

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

Register for the Workshop


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)

10:30-10:45         Break

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)

  1. Design (Emily McCoy, NC State Department of Landscape Architecture, Andropogon)
  • How do you successfully implement and maintain a sustainable landscape?
  1. Permitting and Funding (Sarah Justice, Town of Cary)
  • What are some successful approaches to getting projects funded and approved?
  1. 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?
  1. 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

1:30-1:45              Break

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)


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