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Grow Native Series
Conservation Landscaping with Natives

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.

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, November 9, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Carol Heiser Grow NativesNovember 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Conservation Landscaping with Natives

Carol Heiser

Every yard makes a difference, and native plants are the backbone of a healthy conservation landscape.  Learn the key principles for using natives to protect soils, improve habitat, and keep our waterways clear.  These principles are informed by “The Eight Essential Elements” of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council.  All of the principles are sustainable practices we can use statewide.



Carol A. Heiser is a certified Level 1 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) who serves on the Steering Committee of CBLP and on the Board of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC).  She’s also a member of the Advisory Committee of Audubon at Home for Audubon of Northern Virginia.  Carol retired in 2020 with over 31 years in state service, with 27 of them at the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources as Habitat Education Coordinator and Education Section Manager. Her decades of experience include conservation program and event planning, volunteer training, and implementation of numerous habitat demonstration projects.  She wrote dozens of articles published in Virginia Wildlife magazine and has many other writings to her credit, including Chapter 13 of the Virginia Master Gardener Handbook, “Habitat Gardening for Wildlife.”  She has a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech and a Certificate of Landscape Design from George Washington University.



Banner photo above courtesy of Jan Newton



Grow Natives Series