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Workshop: Pruning Trees Correctly

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Although trees often perform quite well without intervention, pruning is performed by arborists to address safety issues and to improve structure, health, and appearance. Join the Mt. Cuba Arboriculture Team for a discussion of pruning equipment and a demonstration of professional pruning techniques. Students are encouraged to share their own questions about pruning in advance. A portion of the class will be held outside; please dress for the weather. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 29). About the Instructors: Nicole DeLizzio is the Arborist Assistant at the

$39

Outdoor Learning Space Design Workshop

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: The morning session and lunch will be at Stroud Water Research Center. The afternoon session will be a tour of nearby school sites with outdoor learning spaces. Audience: Formal educators (classroom teachers, administrators, etc.) and non-formal educators (naturalists, environmental educators, conservation districts, etc.). Act 48: Up to 6 hours. Cost: FREE, including lunch. Register Now Come learn how to create an outdoor learning space where meaningful learning can happen while also benefiting water quality and wildlife habitat! In the morning of this workshop, you will learn the basics of

Forested Buffers Training for Conservation Professionals

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311 Audience: This workshop is designed for conservation professionals and staff. Cost: Free; lunch is included. Register Now Join us for an in-person workshop at Stroud Water Research Center as we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of stream ecology and discuss the importance of riparian forest buffers. You’ll get to explore the intricate ecosystems that exist in and around streams near the Stroud Center and hear from our watershed restoration experts. Topics will include: Stream ecology and riparian forests. Streams

Catch the Rain Workshop

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2024 from 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311 Audience: Property owners in White Clay Creek watershed. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Register Now Join us to learn more about the Catch the Rain Program and explore the Stroud Center campus as we discuss conservation practices focusing on rain gardens using native plants.  Learn how rain gardens improve water quality, reduce flooding, recharge wells, filter pollutants, reduce summer heat, and keep our water clean. Gain tools to analyze your property, assess stormwater runoff, and select appropriate native plants.