Transformative Landscapes for Wildlife, Water & Wonder

Thurs, June 20
6:30pm – Membership Meeting
7pm – Guest Speake
r: Erica Guttman
No refreshments. Bring your own beverage.

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Location: Delphi Fire Department     
125 Delphi Rd NW 
Olympia, WA 98502
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Description: For three decades, the WSU Native Plant Salvage program has been sharing sustainable landscaping principles through both classroom workshops and hands-on demonstration projects. In this brief presentation, Erica Guttman will expand on the ways in which our personal landscapes can help or harm our region’s natural resources. She’ll then share tried-and-true cost-effective methods we can all employ to make our landscapes more ecologically functional for protecting water resources, providing critical wildlife and pollinator habitat, and still delighting us with functional beauty within our outdoor living spaces.

Bio: Erica Guttman has been a hands-on environmental educator for over 37 years, and has led WSU Thurston County Extension’s water resources work since 1997, through classroom and field teaching, and engaging thousands of community volunteers in learning through on-the-ground landscape installations of stewardship projects. Erica has led workshops and webinars, and authored or contributed to a number of publications and videos, for a variety of professional and general audiences on a range of topics related to protecting and conserving water resources and habitat. Topics include garden design and construction & other green-stormwater techniques; ecological restoration & shoreline revegetation; hedgerows; and all-season plant identification. Her MA is in ecological restoration with a focus on the Salish Sea nearshore.