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Community Pollinator Initiative Update

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.

August 22, 2015 Conservation Board Workday

Main Street Nature Park Workday

The regular monthly Conservation Board workday in the Main Street Nature Park is scheduled for August 22nd 10 AM to noon.

We have been making great headway with removing invasive exotic plants this summer and the Park is looking very good. We’ve been getting lots of compliments from folks passing by while we are working.

And there’s always so much to do, so we hope you can join us for a couple of hours. It’s so satisfying to see a tree or shrub emerge from beneath a shroud of honeysuckle and oriental bittersweet!!
Dr. Alicia Hulse