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Lexington, October 5, 2022

Rockbridge Conservation invites the public to join them for their October webinar, held on 10/19/22 at 7 pm. The topic is “Alternatives to Mowed Grass Lawns”. 

Alternative ground covers can increase biodiversity and organic content in soils, improving water retention and eliminating the need for chemical inputs in your yard. Replacing turf grass with native and biodiverse landscaping comes with a number of benefits to you, your lawn, and the ecosystem as a whole. Wren Frueh will focus on what native lawns are, why they’re important, and how to begin the process of putting one in.  She is currently the Program Coordinator for Valley Conservation Council, a local land trust dedicated to protecting the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. Wren has hands-on ecosystem restoration experience through work at the Conard Environmental Research Area, a tall grass prairie reserve located in Kellogg, Iowa that restored 360 acres of farmland back into native prairie.  This presentation will include ways to access cost-share programs in the state of Virginia that can help to cover the costs of private restoration projects and state and local resources to assist with native landscaping. 

Rockbridge Conservation’s seminars are open to the public and always free but do require advance registration.

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