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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Grasses to the Masses Workshop
NEW FORMAT—No worries about water spills in your home! Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses. In this free workshop for volunteers, you will set up your grow kit IN OUR GREENHOUSE, sign up for maintenance days, and then help plant the grasses in Otter Point Creek in the spring. No experience necessary.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, February 9 12:30pm thru 2:00pm 6 - adult, under 13 w/adult

Raptor Rapture
Raptors, or birds of prey, are right at home in the estuary, and sometimes in your backyard! Learn about hawks, eagles, and owls, and examine feathers left behind by these amazing animals.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, February 9 2:00pm thru 3:00pm 5 - adult, under 13 w/adult

Leight Speaker Series - Nature and Nosh
Interactions Between Aliens and Natives: A Holistic Approach to Managing Invasive Plant Species by Vanessa Beauchamp. Understanding the impacts of invasive plant species is important for making sound management decisions in both your backyard and in larger areas of wildlife habitat. Invasive species can have community-wide effects on plant diversity, insect, and bird populations and even soil biota and nutrient cycling. Removal of invasive species can be an effective part of ecosystem restoration, but it is also important to focus on the environmental changes that allow invasives to thrive in the first place.

Date Time Ages
Sunday, February 9 4:00pm thru 6:00pm 14 - adult



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