The Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists is very pleased to announce the first in a series of guest speakers to present an interesting topic concerning nature which is open to the public.
To kick off our series, which is sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Association, we are very lucky to have Mr. Robert C. Jennings of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation come visit us. Robert is a Grassroots Field Specialist for the Blue Ridge, Piedmont and Valley Region of Virginia. Robert has his BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Pennsylvania State University and has 20 years of experience in natural resource management including positions of Biological Science Technician at Shenandoah National Park and Preserve Manager for a Natural Lands Trust in West Chester, PA.
Mr. Jennings presentation is entitled “Alter-NATIVE: Benefits of landscaping with native plants to beautify your property and reduce stormwater runoff”. This topic should be of interest to all folks living in the Roanoke Valley watershed and of particular interest to those people living on Smith Mountain Lake or any creeks and streams feeding into the Lake.
If you would like to attend this highly informative and interesting presentation please see the details below:
· When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:00-2:30pm
· Where: Booker T. Washington National Monument Auditorium, Route 122 in Westlake
· Admission: Free (attendance limited to the first 80 people)
If you would like more information about the Blue Ridge Foothills and Lake Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, please visit our website: www.brfal.blogspot.com
If you would like more information about the Smith Mountain Lake Association, please visit: www.smlassociation.org
Also, don't forget to see the blog post for the Water Wise event coming in April. This will prove to be a very informative event as well.