Charriss York, Extension Program Director at Texas Community Watershed Partners, will discuss the increasing awareness of stormwater, non-point source pollution and low impact development. Join us as she discusses rain gardens, planted with grasses and flowering perennials. Rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property, help filter out pollutants, and provide food and shelter for butterflies, birds and other wildlife.
Stacey Phillips is a Galveston County Master Gardener and owner of Sunshine Designs Landscaping. She was born with a green thumb and a passion for plants. Join us as she gives a discussion on perennials. Stacey is a great source of information on what works for gardens in the area.
Kelly Drinnen is an Education & Outreach Specialist at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. This is an area of shallow and deep coral reefs off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana and serves as a focal point for tropical and sub-tropical marine life. Explore with us the fly-ways and by-ways above and below the waters of this haven in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Galveston County Master Gardener, Karolyn Gephart, will present and lead a discussion on Container Gardening in our Gulf Coast Region. Topics covered will include environment planting, locations, plant categories, maintenances, benefits, and more.
Join us as Executive Director of Armand Bayou Nature Center and reptile enthusiast, Tim Pylate, dispels many of the common myths about snakes in East Texas and along the Gulf Coast. By the end of this interactive presentation, attendees will know how to identify the venomous and nonvenomous snakes they might encounter in their own backyards or on a hike. Tim will be joined by some of the slithery ambassadors of the nature center.