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Grow Native Series
Common Invasive Plants in Virginia: Identification, Control and Native Alternatives - Elizabeth Mizell

Learn about why and how to use native Virginia plants in your landscape

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife. Start with the big picture, presented by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, the scientist who has made the case for enhancing the environment with natives, then follow up with a series of webinars that delves deeper into the “how”.

This virtual series is presented via Zoom.

$10 covers the entire series. Attend each program or pick and choose your topics. Another series will be offered this fall to help you continue your efforts and prepare for the winter.

The Plant Virginia Natives Landscaping with Natives webinar series is coordinated and funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The webinar is also being sponsored and hosted by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Blue Ridge PRISM.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Grow Native Series Invasive Plants with Beth MizellApril 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Common Invasive Plants in Virginia: Identification, Control and Native Alternatives

Elizabeth Mizell, Blue Ridge PRISM

Invasive Plants Are a Real Problem for Virginia. This program gives and overview of why invasive plants are a problem here (and elsewhere). Review the most common invasive plants you might see in your forest, field or backyard that are easily identified in the spring; learn control options and alternatives to those invasive plants commonly used in landscaping.

Elizabeth Mizell is the Program Director for Blue Ridge PRISM, a non profit dedicated to reducing the impacts of invasive species in the northern Blue Ridge Mountain in Virginia. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2016 and starting a small business, Beth was a Land Steward with The Nature Conservancy for 14 years caring for natural areas and restoring rare natural communities. She has extensive experience in natural areas management and restoration, invasive plant species management and control, native plant propagation, and gardening/landscaping with native plants. Beth is a Level 1 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and holds a license as a Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator.



Grow Natives Series