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Coastal Certificate - Sound Gardening: Clean Water

Sunday, March 18, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm

Connecticut College

The Coastal Certificate program is offered to those who wish to familiarize themselves with current environmental issues unique to our coastal waters and Long Island Sound, while learning about ways to landscape more sustainably. In a time when climate change is taking on increasing significance, the Coastal Certificate Program will address how and why the transition to sustainable landscapes is not just a good idea, but a global environmental imperative. The Coastal Certificate is designed to generate ambassadors of alternatives to nutrient and chemically intensive landscaping practices for Connecticut coastal and watershed residents. The outreach component is geared specifically to spreading the word about sustainable landscaping through projects, educational materials, and other creative ideas. In addition to covering coastal environmental issues, the Coastal Certificate program will feature speakers that address exciting ways to reduce or rethink lawns, create plant habitats that attract birds and pollinating insects, design for sustainability using native plants, and share tools and resources for effective outreach. The field trip will relate to class topics and be local to the workshop location. Participants must attend all classes and complete 10 hours of approved outreach activities to receive the Coastal Certificate. Reading resources will be provided. Those enrolled will receive sic (6) AMG credits upon completion. For more information about the Coastal Certificate program, contact Judy at 860‐395‐0465 or 860‐405‐9303, or email


Paul Armond

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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