Abbott's Mill offers program to improve water quality March 13

February 23, 2015

Abbott's Mill of Milford, in cooperation with the Delaware Nature Society, will provide an introductory program on a new initiative called SmartYards at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 13, at the Laurel Public Library in the Carpenter Community Room.

Alice Mohrman, education coordinator, will discuss the relationship between using native plants in landscaping and the improvement of local water quality. Not only will native plants attract butterflies and birds, but also, research shows their use will help filter out pollutants to keep them from underground aquifers and eventually the Nanticoke watershed.

Strategies for landscaping both small backyards and larger, more professional properties will be outlined, with specific suggestions for plants and techniques.

Also at this program, information about future SmartYard workshops will be announced. Abbott's Mill is partnering with Lakeside Greenhouses and Jeff's Greenhouse of Laurel and Bethel, respectively, and the Department of Parks and Resources, Seaford, to offer workshops later in the spring, when hands-on techniques, specific plants, rain barrels and wildlife habitat certification will be discussed.

For more information email or call Alice Mohrman at 302-422-0847.


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