For Immediate Release
For More Information: Mary Hintermann (540)832-3909
Bayscaping: Beautify Your Yard AND Protect The Bay
The public is invited to attend a free talk on Wednesday, February 12th by Chesapeake Bay Foundation native plant expert Robert Jennings. Learn how it’s possible to beautify your landscape and protect the Bay watershed at the same time. This lecture is part of the popular on-going Conservation Lecture Series sponsored by the Dolley Madison Garden Club as a service to the Orange community. Mr. Jenning’s presentation will begin at 3pm in the parish hall of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church on Caroline Street in Orange. The slide-illustrated lecture will last approximately 45 minutes followed by Q&A. Handouts provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be available for attendees.
The lecturer will be Mr. Robert Jennings, a wildlife and fisheries biologist and native plant expert serving as a Grassroots Field Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Virginia. He advocates for clean water quality and educates the public on practical ways to contribute, not detract, from the health of the Bay. Prior to joining the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Mr. Jennings was responsible for overseeing invasive plant inventorying and control on over 300,000 acres in 20 National Parks in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a well-known and respected non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure clean water quality is left as a legacy to all who live in the Bay watershed.
The Dolley Madison Garden Club sponsors free public lectures annually on conservation issues directly impacting Orange County. Recent lecturers include Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, and panelists Bill Speiden, Dan Homes, and Olga Kolotushkina debating the pros and cons of uranium mining in Orange County