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April is Pollinator Month – Activities for All Ages

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Here is the complete lineup for events at the Weaverville Library in April. The programs for children will include starting wildflower seeds to take home and age-appropriate stories and discussions.

April 9th at 2 PM – Pollinators & Their Biology by Ms. Amy Snyder

April 12th at 11 AMFamily Story Time (Jill Totman)

April 22nd at 4 PM – After School Program: Wings of Life Disney Film (Jill Totman)

April 23rd at 2 PM – Landscaping for Pollinators by Dr. Art Hulse

April 27th at 4 PM – After School Program: Insects & Pollination (Becca Hale)

Tuesday April 5, 2016 9:00 am- Dirt Diggin’ Spring Cleanup

April 5th at 9am meeting at the Weaverville clock downtown. We’ll weed and clean up the flower beds around the parking area in downtown Weaverville.

We’ll also supplement the gardens with mulch and plant some spring flowers.

Bring your gardening tools, hat, gloves and water bottle. If weather does not  cooperate, we’ll meet on Fri. April 8th at 9am.

So please come and help make our downtown gardens ready for spring. Only spare an hour ?  No problem please come!

Remember working together with members of this friendly club is truly fun!!!

Community Pollinator Initiative Update

Weaverville CONSERVATION BOARD NOTES
Community Pollinator Initiative

Last month, we announced the launch of a program to encourage community residents to learn about how to provide for the needs of our native pollinating insects. We would like to announce the following events that are coming up in April at the Weaverville Library.

Weaverville Conservation Board
Weaverville Conservation Board

On April 9th at 2 PM, Ms. Amy Snyder will present a program titled “Pollinators & Their Biology.” Amy has a master’s degree in entomology and extensive experience in managing natural lands. She is currently Resources Management Coordinator for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. She plans to acquaint you with the wide array of pollinator species, why they are so important, and their adaptations for pollinating particular plant species. Amy co-chairs the Pollinator Initiative.

On April 23rd at 2 PM, Dr. Art Hulse will talk about “Landscaping for Pollinators.” Art is a retired university biologist and has extensive experience with native plants landscaping and control of invasive exotic plants. He will emphasize why native plants are best for pollinating insects and provide specific guidance on how to design a pollinator-friendly landscape. Art co-chairs the Pollinator Initiative and also manages the pollinator garden at Main Street Nature Park.

In addition, April preschool story hours and after school programs at the Library will feature pollinators. Details will be available in the April e-Focus or by contacting Jill Totman at the Library.

Main Street Nature Park Workdays

Spring is here! And with it Park workdays on the following Saturdays 10 AM-Noon: April 9, May 21, and June 11. Mark your calendars and meet at the parking area along Pine Street armed with gloves, water, and hand clippers.

For additional information about these events, contact wwhabitat@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 7th – Weaverville Arbor Day Event

Saturday, November 7th has been proclaimed Arbor Day in Weaverville!

To mark the occasion, the Weaverville Conservation Board is sponsoring a special workday in Main Street Nature Park.

Arbor-Day-WeavervilleAfter a spring and summer season of removing exotic plants from the Park, this special workday will be a planting day. We have a large number of native shrubs to be planted.

We will meet at the Pine Street entrance at the north end of the Park and work from 10 AM to Noon. If you can make it, the best tools to bring will be shovels and trowels.

We invite all participants to gather for a pizza lunch at Blue Mountain afterwards. We will need to know how many to expect, so if you can join us for the workday and for lunch afterwards please let us know by email to wwhabitat@gmail.com.