March 1, 2012 —
LaPLUME and EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Penn State Extension is offering a one-day workshop titled “The Woods in Your Backyard” on March 30 at Keystone College, repeated on March 31 at East Stroudsburg University. The program is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landscapes. The vast majority of Pennsylvania’s landowners have less than 10 acres. This land, wooded or not, can provide benefits. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, improved water quality and reduced energy costs.
Owners of even the smallest landscapes can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.
Registration costs $25 per person and includes lunch, breaks and program materials. Each workshop attendee will receive a free copy of “The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home” (a $20 value). The full-color, 139-page manual is a self-directed book that will guide you through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance your land’s natural resources.
This workshop is part of a Sustainable Backyard Landscapes Series developed through a partnership of Penn State Extension, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Forestry for the Bay.
To register visit agsci.psu.edu/backyard/woods or call 570/825-1701.