Conserving the Plum Island Estuary, One Drop at a Time

Slow the Flow

Kickoff workshop

Plum Island Estuary: A look at a regional treasure

Enjoy the scenic vistas and plentiful wildlife that abound within the Plum Island Estuary? Would you like to learn more about environmentally friendly lawn and garden practices? Then this workshop is for you. Come learn from local experts about the estuary, how daily human activities affect it, then learn what you can do around your yard to help keep the estuary healthy.

Greenscaping in the Great Marsh

Date: 3/31/2012

Time: 8:30—3:00

Brian Kelder,

Anne Giblin,

Kerry MacKin,

Contact:

978-465-5753

fw5rw_prnwr@fws.gov

Paul Sommerville,

Impacts of runoff to shellfish (seasonal closures) and fisheries resources in Plum Island Sound.

James Nelson,

Preliminary results from the —increased nutrient input affects the salt marsh

Nancy Pau,

Be Part of the Solution: Summary of morning presentations and introduction to afternoon session

Morning Session: State of Watershed—Impact of urbanization on Great Marsh watershed

Afternoon Session: Real Solutions in Your Backyard

Curtis Dragon,

Start with Healthy Soils: All about soils, compost, and compost tea

Javier Gil,

Introduction to Organic Lawn Care practices

Denise King,

Landscaping with Natives; Rain gardens, and Border plantings

Marilyn McCrory, .

Porous pavements, green roofs, and other Low Impact Development (LID) methods for increasing water recharge

Nancy Pau

Wrap up, Grant opportunity and application process

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Headquarters and Visitor Center

 

6 Plum Island Turnpike

Newburyport, MA 01950

$10 For lunch

Registration Required

Text Box: David Stone
Text Box: Jim Fenton

Nutrient and Sea Level Rise Impacts to Salt Marshes and Estuaries

Is there Enough Water for Healthy Communities and Healthy Environment?

LUNCH (Catered)

9:05

9:20

9:50

10:20

10:50

11:20

11:35

12:30

1:00

1:30

2:00

2:30

REGISTRATION — Coffee Available

8:30