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Homeowners' Sustainable Landscaping and Water Conservation Workshop

Saturday, May 17, 2008
12:00 pm 2:30 pm
Hope Brown Center
Prudence Island , RI 02872

Participants learned about:

  • Water in the News: Crisis vs. Conservation at the Local, State and National Levels

Jennifer West, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve

  • Sustainable Landscaping for Water Conservation

Rosanne Sherry, State Master Gardener Program Coordinator

  • Composting and Yard Waste Management

James Crowey, Master Composter and Recycler

  • Rain Barrels and Other Backyard Water-Saving Tools

Beverly O'Keefe, RI Water Resources Board and URI Extension Master Gardener

  • Composting Toilets: A great way to address septic system concerns!

Robin Weber, Natural Resources/GIS Specialist, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve

All workshop attendees had a chance to win a free rain barrel (Courtesy of Beverly O'Keefe, aka the "Water Lady")

The workshop was sponsored by the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, the Prudence Conservancy, the Prudence Island Utility Corporation, and the Prudence Island Water District.

For more information please contact Jennifer West, CTP Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.




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