PollinatoR Festival & 10th Annual Native Plant Sale
Friday, May 5th & Saturday May 6th – New location and date!
Join LSLT for multiple events leading up to the weekend celebration of native plants!
Friday, April 7 – Ellen Lawler, watercolor artist, will feature birds of the Eastern Shore at the LSLT office for Snow Hill’s First Friday event from 5 – 8 pm.
Saturday, April 8 – Barbara Ellis, author of Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping, The Essential Green Guide, shares information about bringing diversity to the garden. Registration $15.00 / with book $40.00 Register online today or RSVP at 443-234-5587. Limited seating!
Friday, May 5 – “Cinco de Mayo” Celebration and Plant Preview 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 6 – Pollinator Festival and 10th Annual Native Plant Sale 9 am – 2 pm
Conservation and Resiliency Planning for the Wicomico Watershed
With funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, The Lower Shore Land Trust will be working in partnership with Ridge to Reefs and Lori Lilly to complete watershed planning efforts for the Wicomico Watershed. Lori began watershed planning efforts for the Wicomico Watershed when at the Center for the Watershed Protection with a baseline assessment and completion of three subwatershed action plans. This new project will identify strategic locations and plan for the implementation of agricultural and suburban conservation and restoration activities using GIS analysis. Important land protection considerations include sea level rise (SLR) projections and nutrient intense areas. This information will be used to target Best Management Practices (BMPs) and priorities for land protection and help to establish coastal resiliency for the four lower subwatersheds of the Wicomico River Watershed in Wicomico and Somerset Counties – Wicomico Creek, Shiles Creek, Monie Bay and Ellis Bay.
Funding from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has supported LSLT efforts to bring resources and information to communities about the benefits of restoring habitat and landscaping with native plants.