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Choose Native Mini-Workshop (Online)

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Community members, volunteers, and interested professionals are invited to register for this virtual mini-workshop focused on replacing invasive species with those native to Pennsylvania in landscapes and water gardens. Landscaping and water gardening activities often lead to the unintended introduction and spread of invasive plant species to our natural lands and waterways. Once established, invasive species can degrade natural habitats by outcompeting native species for space, light, and nutrients. Invasive species can impact the food web by altering the plant community and decreasing the diversity of plants available for food sources, habitat, and shelter. Preventing invasive plant introductions by utilizing native alternatives in landscapes and water gardens is a viable solution. This Choose Native mini-workshop will introduce participants to native species options and creative ways to include native species in landscapes and aquatic designs.

Who is this for?

  • Property owners
  • Landscapers
  • Those wanting to learn more about invasive and native plants
  • Native plant enthusiasts


What will you learn?

  • The importance of Pennsylvania native species
  • Impacts of invasive species in the built environment Ideas for utilizing native plants in the landscape
  • Managing native species in landscapes and water gardens

This mini-workshop is hosted by Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Penn State Extension with a special guest presentation by Native Creations Landscaping Services.



April 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm