National Wildlife Federation and Center for Sustainable Living
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Steward Class
Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
January 21-March 10, 2016
Karst Farm Park Commons
Save a place for wildlife in your own backyard! Learn about local wildlife species and how to provide food, water, shelter, and places to raise young.
Habitat Stewards who complete this training are certified as volunteers of the National Wildlife Federation and work on projects in their communities to enhance wildlife habitat and educate other people about how to preserve or restore habitat. Previous projects of the local group have included rain barrel workshops, constructing rain gardens, composting classes, and work days.
Topics covered will include mapping your yard, identifying trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, neighborhood relations and city regulations, rain gardens and ponds, insect value and identification, injured and orphaned animals, problem animals, identifying birds and providing for their needs, invasive plants, and alternatives to pesticides.
Register at Monroe County Parks and Recreation,
501 N. Morton St. Suite 100 or call 812-349-2800.
Cost is $50 or $75 for people sharing a household.