Coastal Landscaping and Dune Management Workshop for Homeowners Set for May 15

April 23, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners from Delaware’s coastal areas are invited to attend a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 on coastal landscaping and dune management for their properties. The workshop will be held at the Bethany Beach Fire Company, 215 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach.

The workshop was developed to educate homeowners on the ways to manage, maintain and landscape sand dunes and coastal areas using native plants and other natural materials. In addition, information on the ways to control invasive plant species, the challenges of coastal landscaping and the importance of managing coastal dunes will be presented.

Workshop speakers include: Tony Pratt, DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section; Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant College Program; Rob Line, DNREC’s Environmental Stewardship Program; and Tracy Wootten, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Program.

The program is free. Space is limited, so please RSVP by May 13 by contacting Dee Burbage at South Bethany Town Hall: 302-539-3653 extension 218 or townhall (at) southbethany (dot) org, or Michelle Scorziello at Delaware Sea Grant: 302-645-4346 or mkscorzi (at) udel (dot) edu.

Primary sponsors include the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Town of South Bethany.

For more information and the workshop agenda, visit www.swc.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Contact:
Maria Sadler, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section, Division of Soil and Water Conservation, 302-739-9921
Melanie Rapp, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

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