Catawba Sustainability Center
Roanoke County, VA
Saturday, June 26, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm
Registration closes June 19th!
Join partners of the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium to learn about the latest research and guidance on successful riparian buffer projects. Participants will tour Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center, a beautiful 377-acre farm and living laboratory, finishing with lunch from Roanoke Co+op.
What you’ll learn:
Best practices for site preparation and ensuring tree health
How to design buffers for pollinator habitat and native flowers
Ways to support agroforestry options, including native fruit and nut trees, and other food-producing buffers
Techniques for installing buffers along swales
An overview on the range of buffer research happening at Catawba
Registration and a $10/person fee are required. The event is limited to 50 attendees.
Questions? 804-788-8811 x205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the following Consortium partners: The James River Association, Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
This is an outdoor event expected to occur rain or shine! In the event that extreme weather conditions force a cancellation, we will inform attendees 48 hours before the event. The inclement weather date is July 24. Please note that due to COVID-19 measures, attendees must maintain 6’+ social distance and are encouraged to wear masks as an extra precaution. Hand sanitizer will be available and lunches will be individually pre-packaged.
Only participants who register prior to June 19th will receive a lunch - so please register now!