Education: Living In A Watershed

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Living In A Watershed

I was at the first Living In A Watershed Workshop Sunday afternoon. It was an excellent class. It is the first of 5. There are 4 classes left, and there are just a few spaces left for those who may want to jump in. Here is the course description.

Heathcote Botanical Gardens offers Watershed Workshop

Join Heathcote Botanical Gardens and its community partners for Living in a Watershed, an Interactive Workshop and five-part series to begin September 30th. Through seminars, guided tours and hands-on activities the workshop facilitates an understanding of watersheds and the threats that our local rivers and estuaries face. Participants will learn strategies for protecting our vital water resources – beginning right in their own backyards. As part of the course’s $50 fee, participants will receive a rain barrel and a membership to Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Sessions meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call (772) 464-4672.

Course Details
September 29: Watershed Basics – Hydrologic Cycle; Water quality & quantity; Watershed models

October 7: Watershed Walk – Interpretive walking tour on the St. Lucie River watershed

October 14: Rainwater Catchment; Gray Water Management – Rain barrels; Household water reclamation

October 21: Boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon – Watersheds & connectivity; IRL history & ecology

October 28: Water Conservation in the Garden – Irrigation & Soil, Pests, Disease & Fertility Management & Native Plants

Community Partners
Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Wrensong Science & Environment Education
The Compost Gardener
Oxbow Eco-Center
Univ. Florida / IFAS & St. Lucie County Extension
Indian River Lagoon Boat & Wildlife Tours

Contact
Heathcote Botanical Gardens
210 Savannah Road
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982
www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
Call 772-464-4672

2 Responses to Education: Living In A Watershed

  1. Adina says:

    Thanks for your comment Sara. I am sure there are watershed classes in your region too. Water conservation is an issue for everyone around the world.

  2. Sara says:

    Sounds fantastic!!

    Wish I was local to attend!

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