Come Learn About Critical Areas And Buffer Management – Thurs, Jan 31

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Free Workshop in Chimacum!
Come Learn About Critical Areas And Buffer Management

 Do you live on a shoreline, near a bluff, adjacent to a wetland or creek, or over an aquifer?  If so, you probably live on some of the most wild and beautiful land in Jefferson County. 

Come to a free workshop called “Living on the Edge – Protection for People, Property, and Habitat” to learn about ways to care for and protect these special places. 

When: Thursday, January 31
12:30-4:00pm  Presentations will be followed by a local fieldtrip
Where:  Tri Area Community Center
10 West Valley Rd, Chimacum WA

 Save your space today! Email or call 360/379-5610 x222.

Hosted by Jefferson County Extension, the Jefferson County Weed Board and the Watershed Stewardship Resource Center.

You will learn about different types of critical areas and how to best manage the buffers around them at this workshop.  Topics covered include how to use your buffer area without harming it or yourself, the role of native plants, tips on removing noxious weeds, how to enhance or restore a buffer, how to encourage birds and wildlife, and what resources are available to homeowners.

“Critical Areas” like wetlands, streams or bluffs, have important functions in nature; filtering and cleaning water, delivering sand to the beach, providing fish and wildlife habitat, or supplying our drinking water.  Some areas may pose a potential danger including flooded creeks, eroding bluffs, and slopes prone to landslides.  Areas called “buffers” are designated to ensure everyone’s safety, protect property from damage, and to keep these important places healthy.  Buffers can be enjoyed, maintained, and even enhanced by the people who own them for better function, property values and aesthetics.

This event is open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Another similar workshops will be held in Port Ludlow in early spring.  For more information contact Darcy McNamara, Jefferson County Extension, email or 360/379-5610 x222.

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