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Technical assistance and resources for a low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly yard

Workshop: May 12, 2012 from 8:30am-3:30pm


Would you like to learn how to design a sustainable and environmentally friendly landscape for your property and acquire the tools necessary to make your vision a reality? If so, you are invited to participate in the upcoming “Neighborhood Green Workshop” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.  The workshop will be held at Linganore High School located at 12013 Old Annapolis Rd, Frederick, MD. 

The Neighborhood Green Training Workshop will cover relevant conservation, wildlife enhancement, forestry and tree care practices; workshop participants will also receive help with developing their own individual plan for their property. Once this plan is prepared, a natural resource expert will be available to meet with each participant on their property to review this plan if they wish to do so. In addition, the property covered in the plan may be eligible for cost-share assistance to pay for a substantial amount of the implementation of this practice. (Please note only residents of Frederick County and Carroll County are eligible for site visits, cost-share, and soil test kits due to grant funding restrictions. However, all are welcome to attend the workshop)

Workshop participants will also receive the full-color 139-page “The Woods in Your Backyard” manual (a $20 value), lunch, additional reference materials, and a free soil test kit & analysis. Register by May 4, 2012 and only pay $20 per person or $35 per couple. Registration will be allowed after May 4th and at the door for $30 per person/$45 per couple. (Couples will receive one set of materials).

Landowners of just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.  Small lots are important, since the vast majority of landowners have less than 10 acres; this land, wooded or not, is a vital resource for all of us. 

By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland on these properties, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality.  If a landowner’s lot connects with other lots, there is ample opportunity to make an even larger impact by getting neighbors involved.

We look forward to you participating in our Neighborhood Green program...

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Unable to make the workshop, but still interested in reforesting/planting trees on a portion of your property? Please contact Heather Montgomery: 301-600-1741



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