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Sat. Aug 6, 10 am to 5 pm - Wildlife Pond Workshop, Zsofia Pasztor

posted Jul 20, 2011, 10:20 AM by Camano BWH   [ updated Jul 31, 2011, 11:06 AM by Roxie Rochat ]
[7/31 update - there are a few spots left, but we're almost full]
Frogs, toads, and dragonflies all need freshwater ponds -- even a tiny pond will attract and support them.  In this hands-on workshop, we will install a small "no-fish" wildlife pond designed to require minimal maintenance. The goal is to provide a simple, inexpensive solution that can be adapted to many other situations and will not require professional assistance to maintain. Basic excavation work will be completed beforehand.  Together, we will add the liner, underlayment, bubblers, rocks, and plants. 

You will learn the difference between rain gardens, bogs, and various types of wildlife ponds, which native plants to add to the pond (and which problem plants to avoid), and many other tips for creating a sustainable lifeline for wildlife.  Rain barrels, erosion control with GardenSoxx, and composting alternatives are also demonstrated on this property.

Zsofia Pasztor will be leading the workshop.  The owner of Innovative Landscape Technologies, she is a part-time instructor at the Edmonds Community College, a landscape designer, LID construction consultant, wetland delineator, certified professional horticulturist, certified tree risk assessor, and an internationally certified arborist.

The workshop will be held at a private residence in northwest Camano. Due to space constraints, registration is limited.  The $15 fee must be received prior to the workshop.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com or call 360-572-4027.
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