On Wednesday, April 28 at 7PM, join the Chocorua Lake Conservancy and the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth for “Native Pollinators, Habitat, and NRCS Programs” with Debra Marnich, Soil Scientist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. This event is free. NEW: please register in advance at bit.ly/CLC-pollinators. You can also find the registration link and more info at www.chocorualake.org and on the CLC Facebook events page.
Marnich will explore the importance of native pollinators in our food system in addition to nonnative, European kept bees, the decline of native pollinators, how to create habitat for native pollinators, nesting sites for native pollinators, seasonal food sources for native pollinators, and how to use NRCS Programs to support native pollinators. We will take a journey from season to season and focus largely on how to imitate Mother Nature while discussing the above topics. Participants in the Chocorua/Tamworth area will have an opportunity to access handouts after the workshop.
About the Presenter: Debra Marnich has worked for the USDA, NRCS as a Soil Conservationist for 18 years assisting private landowners with planning conservation projects and addressing natural resource concerns on their properties. She holds a BS in Zoology and an MS in Forestry. Her major interests and professional focus areas are combining wildlife, and forestry practices to manage for both sound silvicultural and optimum wildlife habitat, creating early successional and bird nesting habitat, pollinator habitat creation, promoting small diverse farms local food production/agriculture, promoting land conservation and protection, environmental education, and integrating all resources concerns to create a balanced conservation system.