Fantastic discussion last night on incorporating sustainable landscaping to not only protect our waterways, but also to promote biodiversity and healthy regional ecosystems. From the purpose of native planting to the benefits of composting, and from suggested book titles to read to where to go to identify invasive species, this discussion covered a wide variety of issues relating to habitat restoration.

Many thanks to all who joined in. We had a terrific audience who had great questions for our knowledgable panelists including Frank Piccininni, Director of Habitat Restoration at Save The Great South Bay, Raju Rajan, Director of ReWild Long Island & Dr. Hildur Palsdottir, its co-founder as well as Matt Gettinger, Owner, Long Island Natives. A shout out to Christine Csarni or the Greater Sayville Civic Association for supporting this program.

The full presentation is available on Save The Great South Bay’s YouTube channel.

Resources on identifying native or invasive plants, suggested reading and example projects can be found at:

Of course, a big thank you to our sponsors who make these programs possible – York Analytical Laboratories, The Lessing’s Hospitality Group and Blue Point Brewing, and SMPIL Consulting.

Stay tuned for the next Bay Friendly Yard webinar.  Click here to subscribe to Save the Great South Bay event alerts.

See you all at our next presentation! Stay tuned….

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