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(Richmond, VA) – Join the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on Tuesday, September 27 at 4 p.m. to visit a private garden in which native plants are grown for Reedy Creek Environmental, an organization created in 2016 to address the scarcity of native plants of local ecotype for use in the metropolitan Richmond area.
Our garden guide will be Bill Shanabruch. During his 15 years working for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality he observed the continued deterioration of Virginia streams. His concern led to focusing on ways to improve those waterways and he is now directly involved in the production of native plants that are adapted to the climate and soils of this area. See here.
Contact visit coordinator Leslie Allanson at email@example.com or 804-335-5866 to register and obtain the address. Anyone with an interest in our native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. The outing is free. Wear walking shoes and bring your own insect protection, as well as water and snacks. Trip may be canceled due to heavy rain; contact trip coordinator in case of bad weather.
The Pocahontas Chapter is one of 12 Virginia Native Plant Society chapters, and serves the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond. In addition to eight monthly meetings, the chapter conducts field trips, holds a May picnic and wildflower walk, hosts the annual Virginia Native Plant Society Winter Workshop, and sends a monthly newsletter.
Membership in a chapter is available to anyone who joins the Virginia Native Plant Society. VNPS members enjoy the natural world and support efforts to preserve Virginia’s native plants. Ranging in age from students to seniors, members are professionals, knowledgeable amateurs and many who are just beginning to learn about our flora. While some members join enthusiastically in activities, others help out occasionally or support the society solely with their memberships and their interest. All are welcome. For more information, visit the chapter and state websites.
Event ContactSUZANNE JENKINS
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