Native Plant Seed Collection and Meadowscaping: A Citizen Science Training Workshop
June 8, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Balfour Community Hall (corner of Busk Road and Charles Street in Balfour, and an easy walk from ferry dock)
Both meadow plant species and the native pollinators (bee, butterflies) of these wildflowers support are imperiled. Meadowscaping, the creation/enhancement of meadow habitat through a coordinated planting of native wildflower seeds, can result in direct and effective conservation benefits.
With funding from the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund, and in partnership with the Idaho Panhandle Bees to Bears Climate Adaptation Project (B2B), Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation (Y2Y) Initiative, and KinSeed Native Plant Seed & Consulting, we are hosting a day of Native Plant Seed Collection and Meadowscaping Training.
This free workshop is part of a new KNPS project called Wildflowers for Pollinators developed to introduce meadowscaping to the West Kootenay and to launch the Kootenay Lake Wildflower Seed Library.
During the workshop Kootenay Lake residents will be trained in how to help establish a regional Wildflower Seed Library by becoming Citizen Science Seed Collectors and will learn the meadowscaping approach.
We are pleased to announce that Kristina Boyd (B2B Citizen Science Coordinator) and Lincoln Best (Bee Biodiversity Expert) will be co-leading this workshop!
Six natural areas on private or conservation lands will be chosen for the creation of a new meadow or enhancement of a degraded meadow.
All are welcome to attend this free workshop; however, please note that selected meadows for creation or enhancement can only occur in Electoral Areas A, D, or E of the Kootenay Lake Region.
The workshop will include lunch and a short site visit.
Registration is required. meadowscapingworkshop.eventbrite.com