VNPS-POT CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING & A MEADOW WALK Sunday, October 9

posted Oct 7, 2011, 9:18 PM by Marty Nielsen
NATIVE MEADOW RESTORATION IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION
 
VNPS-POT CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING &
A MEADOW WALK
Sunday, October 9
Green Spring Gardens

The public is welcome to attend this free program.

1:00 to 3:30 pm. Meet your fellow members; help elect officers; vote on the budget for 2012 and enjoy an exciting presentation by Jeff Wolinski who is a consulting ecologist in private practice, based in Lovettsville, VA. 

Jeff works with several large landowners in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to develop habitat management plans that address wildlife, aesthetic, and water quality concerns. Jeff will share his experiences in creating and enhancing native plant meadows in the mid-Atlantic.  He will discuss his choice of plants and their relationship to the successful establishment of a meadow, as well as the necessary practical steps to create and sustain a successful meadow ecosystem.

Directions to Green Spring Gardens: From Interstate 395, exit at Route 236 West (Little River Turnpike); turn right at Braddock Road and go one block north to park entrance: 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria.
 
Following the meeting: Meadow walk at Wakefield Park, led by Jeff Wolinski.  On the walk, Jeff will point out important meadow plants and discuss ecological restoration challenges facing a landowner  – whether the meadow is a quarter of an acre back yard, a meadow on a utility line, or a multi-acre restoration project.
 
Directions to Wakefield Park will be provided at the meeting.
 
Questions may be directed to Diana Carter:  dcarter1776@yahoo.com
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