Join the Sea Girt Conservancy community in embracing the wonders and benefits of native plants through two exciting events hosted by The Native Plant Society of New Jersey, designed to deepen our connection with nature and foster environmental stewardship through the understanding and cultivation of native plants.
Vernal Pool Magic: A Webinar with Tom Biebighauser – February 21
Embark on a virtual journey to discover the secret world of vernal pools with Tom Biebighauser, an expert in wetland restoration. This free webinar will illuminate the crucial role these temporary water bodies play in supporting a diverse range of wildlife, including amphibians and pollinators. Learn about Tom’s pioneering restoration techniques that recreate the natural functionality of vernal pools in various landscapes, from school grounds to mined lands. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights and be inspired by success stories from across North America. Advance registration is required, so sign up today to receive all the details you need to join this captivating presentation.
NPSNJ Annual Meeting: Building Community with Native Plants – March 2
Experience the Native Plant Society of New Jersey’s Annual Meeting in person at Ocean County College or join virtually from the comfort of your home. This year’s theme, “Building Community with Native Plants,” highlights the indispensable role of native flora in sustaining healthy ecosystems. Our distinguished speakers, Sarah F. Jayne, Mariellé Anzelone, and Toshi Yano, will explore strategies for integrating native plants into diverse settings, from bustling urban landscapes to serene rural areas. Discover how the right plants in the right places can create thriving habitats for wildlife, support soil health, and manage water resources effectively. Registering for this event grants you early access to conference videos, and in-person participants will enjoy additional benefits, including a networking lunch (for those registered by February 16), morning refreshments, and extended socializing opportunities. Reserve your spot now to be part of this enlightening day dedicated to the power of native plants in building resilient communities.
These events are a fantastic opportunity for anyone passionate about conservation, gardening, and the great outdoors to learn more about the benefits of native plants and how to incorporate them into their environments. We hope to see you there!