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Pollinator Symposium

The Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association invites you to attend a Pollinator Symposium, its first educational event of 2016. This symposium will be cohosted by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Cambria County. Click here for a brochure and registration form (PDF).

Location: Ebensburg Borough Building Meeting Room - 300 W. High St., Ebensburg

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)

Cost: $15 (AMWA members and Master Gardeners - $10)

Overview:

The symposium will provide a broad overview of the significance of pollinators in the landscape, garden, orchard, and woods.

The program begins with a detailed look at the role of mason bees in the orchard. This will be followed by a presentation on monarch butterflies, including their significance in the environment and threats to their populations. The program will conclude with an examination of pollinators in the woods and garden. Strategies for protecting pollinators will be discussed, and participants will learn how to receive certification for their gardens as pollinator friendly.

The Pollinator Symposium presenters include Sarah Shugrue, Mary Cunkleman, and Connie Schmotzer.

Pre-registration is required, and only 60 slots are available. The cost is $15 ($10 for current AMWA members and Master Gardeners). The registration deadline is March 25th.

Coffee, snacks, and lunch are provided and included with the registration fee.

Please call 814-472-8560 (Noll’s Forestry) to register and for more information. 

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