In place of an annual Sustainable Landscape Workshop, the Vail Environmental Sustainability Department has organized a free webinar series on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this webinar series will teach landscapers and property owners how to maintain a beautiful landscape while conserving water, creating habitat for native animals and beneficial insects, and reducing dependence on landscaping chemicals. Topics and speakers will include:
Since 2012, Gore Creek has been identified as an impaired stream by state regulators due to a decline in aquatic macroinvertebrates. Historically, landscaping practices in Vail have been a contributing factor in Gore Creek’s decline but changing practices in recent years have led to an upward trend in aquatic life. Learn how to become a part of the solution while incorporating beautiful native plants and sustainable techniques into your landscape design and maintenance.
To RSVP for one or more of the weekly webinars, contact Pete Wadden, Town of Vail watershed education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for log-in information.