GBC Talk: Sustainable Habitats Using Native Vegetation to Manage Wildlife, April 7

Join Sarah Coccaro, Conservation Resource Manager for Greenwich Conservation Commission, on April 7 for ways to use native vegetation to deter pests, then join Ruth Clausen on April 8 for Deer Resistant Native Plants of the Northeast book talk. Both women are experts in their fields and will offer participants sustainable methods for creating ecologically balanced ecosystems right in their own backyards.

Coccaro will share tips for enhancing wildlife habitats and supporting pollinators while using native vegetation to deter pests. She will emphasize the importance of dealing with unwanted wildlife while encouraging beneficial pollinators including bats, bees, butterflies, owls and more.

“Nature always provides a solution even when dealing with unwanted wildlife,” Coccaro said.

Coccaro currently serves as the Conservation Resource Manager for the Greenwich Conservation Commission and is an integral member of the Greenwich Grown initiative. Coccaro’s lecture is in collaboration with Greenwich Grown.

Greenwich Grown partners with the Audubon, Greenwich Botanical Center, Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Land Trust, and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, with support from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Sam Bridge Nursery.

For the last three years, Sarah has led Greenwich Grown’s initiative to restore the natural habitat of Greenwich.

Every fall and spring, Greenwich Grown and it’s community partners host their Pollinator Potluck event, where they visit seven sites around town to remove invasive species and plant native species.

Join Sarah Coccaro on Wednesday, April 7, to learn how you can make an impact in our local ecosystem.

Click here to register.

The virtual event is April 7, 2021from 10:00am – 11:00am. A link will be sent.

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