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Press Release

Go Native with Trees and Shrubs

Release date: 2/6/2013

Go Native! ... With Trees and Shrubs - Restoring the Ecology of Our Home Landscapes
Monday, February 11,2013
Southfield Public Library Community Room
26000 Evergreen
in the Civic Center complex - ½ mile south of I¬696

Keynote Speaker:  Bill Schneider, Owner,WildType Nursery, Inc

6:00 pm    Registration and table displays
6:15 pm    Welcome from City of Southfield & SOCWA
6:40 pm    Keynote Presentation:  Native Trees & Shrubs for Urban Biodiversity:  Why and How for the Homeowner ~Bill Schneider, WildType Nursery
7:30 pm    Break

  • view table displays Rouge Green Corridor maps
  • how does your property connect?
  • Nature preserves with volunteer projects Native forest communities in Southeast Oakland County; invasives of concern
  • Soil health, compost quality, natural mulches - SOCWA volunteers

7:55 pm    Selecting, planting and maintaining urban trees with water quality in mind ~ Kim Thompson Everett; Thompson-Everett Gardening
8:20 pm    Closing comments from Bill Schneider
8:30 pm    Adjourn

Program sponsored by SOCWA, Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority
3910 W. Webster
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Funded in part through a grant to SOCWA from the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project,
EPA grant no. XP-995743-09.
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