Happenings Around the Blue Ridge, March 2, 2023
A shout out to Friends of the Blue RidgeMountains
Charles Houston authored a nice Shout Out to Friends of the Blue RidgeMountains in the February 2023 edition of The Blue Ridge Leader & Loudoun Today
“Memo to Friends of the Blue RidgeMountains – This group is a diligent advocate for what is probably our most important natural asset – the mountains that are the scenic backdrops to the rest of the county. It’s imperative that they be protected …”
Thank you for the recognition, Mr. Houston.
Goose Creek Association Spring Volunteer Water Monitor Training
The Goose Creek Association spring water monitor training will be March 18, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will meet in the parking lot at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville to complete classroom training then walk over to Panther Skin Creek to review proper monitoring protocols and macro identification. Dress warmly and bring your wading boots!
Date: March 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location Trinity Episcopal Church
9108 John S Mosby Hwy
Upperville, VA 20184
Coffee and lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant This, Not That
Julie Borneman, owner of Watermark Woods native plant nursery, will be speaking on why and how best to use native plants in your yard. She will discuss factors to consider when choosing plants as well as alternatives to common non-native landscape plants. Learn how to be a better steward of your own property to enhance our ecosystem as well as maintain a pleasing aesthetic. Connection information for this virtual presentation will be included in your confirmation email when you register. Registration required.
Date: March 14, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
This presentation will be recorded and posted on their Virtual Programs page.
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Tree Planting at Clermont Farm
Join PEC for a volunteer tree planting at Clermont Farm on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25! Volunteers will be needed for two shifts, one from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and the other from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., to help plant about 550 native trees and shrubs along Dog Run to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of our Potomac Planting Program! They also need one photographer for each shift to document their success.
Date: March 24, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Clermont Farm
151 Clermont Lane
Berryville, VA 22611