Celebrate Earth Week – April 19–25

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Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 24
so let’s Celebrate EARTH WEEK!

Wild Ones River City Offers You Ways to Celebrate the Earth

Consider reading/reviewing/watching:

  • Bringing Nature Home or Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
  • The article Gardening For Life by Tallamy
  • Nature’s Best Hope video (1 hr. 23 min.)
    Doug Tallamy in His Garden video (29 min.)
  • Eco-Beneficial interview by Kim Eierman
  • Joe Lampl’s Growing For a Green World television program – his recent interview with Tallamy and Rick Darke, episode 1008
  • Search [Doug Tallamy] on YouTube for more videos

Check out how our Upper Pennisula Counterparts are Celebrating Earth Week with the Keweenaw Land Trust Native Plant Symposium

Thursday, April 23 • 7:00 pm ET
Singing in the Rain Northern Wisconsin and U.P. Rain Gardens: Brent Hanson, Co-owner, Hanson’s Garden Village, Rhinelander, WI
Pollinators Garden as a Service Learning Project – Carol Maass, Friends of the Porkies, Ontonagon, MI
Register for April 23 webinar

Thursday, April 30 • 7:00 pm ET
Monarchs and Milkweeds—All Hands on Deck – Sue Trull, Botanist, Ottawa National Forest
Using Native Plants to Support Pollinators: Jackie Manchester-Kempke, Extension Master Gardener, Houghton, MI
Register for April 30 webinar

Hosted by: Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Garden Club, and Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter, with help from Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

The Xerces Society is offering Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

They also have scheduled the following webinars:

Pesticides & Pollinators – Understanding the Risk
Thursday, Apr. 23 • 10:00 AM–11:30 AM (PDT)
Xerces Webinar
Join Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist with the Xerces Society, for this webinar on pesticides and pollinators. Pesticides are widely used in many landscapes but can cause harm to pollinators and other invertebrates. This webinar will include foundational information on pesticides and how they impact ecosystems. Learn how to understand and assess the risks associated with pesticide use, as well as how our regulatory systems address risk. Please note that the start time is 10:00 AM Pacific Time. This webinar will be recorded and available on their YouTube channel.
Click here for more information and to register.

Pesticides – Threats and Solutions
Thursday, April 30 • 10:00 AM–11:30 AM (PDT)
Xerces Webinar
Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist in the Pesticide Program at Xerces, for a 90-minute webinar on the risks of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides to pollinators, and strategies for building healthy landscapes for pollinators. Yards and gardens often receive more pesticides per acre than agricultural areas. What risks do pesticides pose to pollinators, and how can we address those risks in our backyards and communities? Please note that the start time for this webinar is 10:00 AM Pacific Time. This webinar will be recorded and available on their YouTube channel.
Click here for more information and to register.

With so many webinars to choose from, you are sure to find one that interests you!