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Woods In Your Backyard Workshop: Hanover County

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PRESENTATIONS

The Woods in Your Backyard_032418 (PDF)

Why Natives Woods in Your Backyard 3-24-18 (PDF)

What’s your Plan_032418 (PDF)

What’s that Tree_032418 (PDF)

Tree Planting_03418 (PDF)

Backyard habitats- 032418 (PDF)

VA Native Trees Shrubs (PDF)

DESCRIPTION

Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the air you breathe. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.

This workshop is held by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Forests for the Bay program, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District.

TOPICS

  • Forest Ecology
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Tree & Shrub ID
  • Converting Lawn to Natural Areas
  • Invasive Plant Identification and Control
  • Native Plants, Pollinators, and Birds
  • Forest Farming (e.g., Growing Shiitake Mushrooms)

 

DIRECTIONS

FROM NORTH: Take I-95S to exit 92. Turn left onto 54E, travel 6 miles, and make a right onto Route 301. You will see the Hanover Government Complex on your left. You will proceed past the complex, past the park and you will make the very
next left which will be River Road. Proceed down River Road and the entrance for the Virginia Public Safety Training Center (There will be a blue sign) will be on your left (Broad Neck Road). The VPSTC is located at the end of the road. Parking
will be located to your left.

FROM SOUTH: Take I-95N to exit 92A. Travel 6 miles on 54E, make a right onto Route 301. You will see the Hanover Government Complex on your left. You will proceed past the complex, past the park and you will make the very next left
which will be River Road. Proceed down River Road and the entrance for the Virginia Public Safety Training Center (There will be a Blue Sign) will be on your left (Broad Neck Road). The VPSTC is located at the end of the road. Parking will be located to your left.

FROM EAST: Take I-64W to I-295N to exit 41A. Follow 301N about 10 miles. Make a right onto River Road. Proceed down River Road and the entrance for the Virginia Public Safety Training Center (There will be a Blue Sign) will be on your left (Broad Neck Road). The VPSTC is located at the end of the road. Parking will be located to your left.

FROM WEST: Take I-64E to I-295 (exit 177) then follow I-295 to Hanover exit 41A. Follow 301N about 10 miles. Make a right onto River Road. Proceed down River Road and the entrance for the Virginia Public Safety Training Center (There will be
a Blue Sign) will be on your left (Broad Neck Road). The VPSTC is located at the end of the road. Parking will be located to your left.

POLICIES

This workshop will include an outdoor component. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing. The outdoor component will be cancelled in cases of extreme weather.