A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, and Renewal

A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, and Renewal

A free lecture by Jenna Webster on May 1 at 7:00pm, presented by Grow Native Massachusetts at the Cambridge Public Library.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series!

Join us for this talk with Jenna Webster, Senior Designer at Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.

Restoring weed-dominated habitats comes with many complex challenges and often involves difficult tradeoffs. This process is even more complicated in public landscapes with diverse constituencies. Join landscape designer Jenna Webster to learn how Larry Weaner Landscape Associates negotiated these challenges in their restoration planning for a 100-acre grassland at Croton Point Park in New York. Located atop a capped landfill, this site provides vital habitat for imperiled bird species. The Park’s popularity and complex history led Jenna and her team to seek stakeholder input, synthesize crowd-sourced ecological data, and utilize scientific research— creating a thoughtful restoration plan that is now under construction. This case study gives us valuable lessons for land restoration on sites both large and small, and particularly for protecting specialized habitat used by native wildlife.

Jenna Webster is the co-curator of the New Directions in the American Landscape conference, and a teacher in the Ecological Gardening Certificate program at the Mt. Cuba Center.

Thank you to our community partners— the Cambridge Public Library, Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects— for their support of this series.

Continuing education credits will be available.

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