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Press Release

Native Alternatives to Invasive Trees and Shrubs - February 2, 2012

Release date: 12/7/2011

Free Program Sponsored by Sponsored by SOCWA, Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority In cooperation with the Farmington Hills Nature Center & Department of Special Services

Native Alternatives to Invasive Trees and Shrubs: Restoring the Ecology of Community and Home Landscapes
Thursday, February 2, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration open: 6:30pm
Costick Center, City of Farmington Hills 28600 West Eleven Mile Rd.
between Middlebelt and Inkster Roads

Part I: Restoring the Ecology of Heritage Park In Farmington Hills

  • Woodland diversity - What does it mean in an urban setting?
    • Ashlie Simons, Heritage Park Nature Center Supervisor
  • Removing invasives and planting natives: Heritage Park experiences
    • Randy Lovett, Supervisor of Parks, Farmington Hills

Part II: Poster Session: Community Projects for Rouge River Landscape Restoration

  • Table displays:  native plants, rain gardens, invasive removal, environmental education, trees and mulching, and more

Part III: Featured Presentation

  • Native Alternatives to Invasive Trees and Shrubs,
    • Tom O’Dell, Nichols Arboretum and Matthei Botanical Gardens

Registration Required:
Telephone SOCWA at 248¬288¬5150 or via e-mail



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