"Desserts and Discussion" in Richmond to Focus on Virginia Wetlands and Clean Water

(MACHIPONGO, VA)—The public is invited to learn how native plants can enhance the beauty of yards and gardens, attract beneficial birds and insects, and improve the health of local creeks and the Chesapeake Bay. The free morning workshop will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Barrier Islands Center, 7295 Young Street in Machipongo.

The workshop, titled "Bees, Trees, and Clean Water," is co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Barrier Islands Center. Presenters include experts who will connect the dots between environmentally friendly landscaping and backyard habitats, native plants, birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and healthy water quality in local creeks and the Bay. Participants will learn how a few tweaks to their landscape could make a big difference for local pollinators and water quality.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, and advanced RSVP is required. Please contact Tatum Ford for more information or to RSVP at 757-971-0366 or tford@cbf.org.

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