Environmental Science Center announces free workshop on March 10th
Update: New speaker on Yard Care
The Environmental Science Center (ESC), Sustainable Burien, Permaculture Now! and Sustainable West Seattle (Tox-Ick.org) with support from the city of Burien, King County, and The Russell Family Foundation are sponsoring a free workshop for the public. Please join us in the Multipurpose Room at the Burien Library (400 SW 152nd Street, Burien) on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
The workshop Don’t Feed the Monster will now include a presentation from Jenny Pell from Permaculture Now! She will speak on ways you can improve your yard to become more functional as well as benefit our watershed. Puget Sound diver, Laura James, will still present on the health of Puget Sound and seven easy ways we can all help protect it.
Practicing sustainable yard care can be beneficial not only to the environment, but also to your pocketbook. Simple practices such as using natural pesticides and organic fertilizer from yard waste help protect waterways from being polluted with toxic chemicals.
Keeping our watershed healthy ensures the longevity of resources such as salmon and drinking water. Correctly managing stormwater runoff on your property prevents unwanted elements from polluting Puget Sound. Also, by using native plants in landscaping, you ensure that wildlife such as butterflies and birds have the natural habitat on which they depend.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.248.4266 to reserve your spot. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information visit www.EnvScienceCenter.org