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Freshwater conservation webinars, hands-on workshop on tap

Earthwise Agassiz is hosting webinars about freshwater ecosystems, conservation
Earthwise Agassiz’s newest workshops focus on freshwater conservation and local ecosystems. (Photo/Earthwise Agassiz)

Water and its surrounding ecosystems are a precious resource in Agassiz-Harrison and beyond.

Earthwise Agassiz is hosting a three-part webinar and workshop series, “Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems.” The series aims to put a spotlight on freshwater ecosystems and ways we can help conserve them.

The first webinar, “Freshwater Ecosystems: A Local Perspective,” takes off on Sept. 21 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The first webinar focuses on Agassiz-Harrison’s own Miami River and the importance of conserving water. Participants will also take a deep dive into local freshwater ecosystems.

The second webinar – titled “Water Conserving Landscapes is the following week on Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This webinar dives in to water conservation as it refers to the home garden. Participants will learn how to improve their home landscapes to protect freshwater environments using natural infrastructure techniques like rain gardens, dry streams and using indigenous plants.

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Following the webinars, there will be a hands-on work and learn session focused around Earthwise’s rain gardens and water-conserving landscaping techniques. The session will focus on environmentally-friendly gardening methods, including collecting rain water, working with the natural landscape around you and selecting plants. The date and time of this session are to be announced.

The online webinars are free to attend, but registration is required.

Since 2015, Earthwise Agassiz has worked to restore riparian and wetland ecosystems in the Agassiz-Harrison area. The 58-acre site of Earthwise Agassiz also includes interpretive nature trails and an organic learning farm complete with a 1910 farmhouse.

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