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Native Plant Horticulturist Mark Gormel to Speak on February 12th

Feb 12

Photo of Ridley Creek water levels, Media, PA

MEDIA – Sunday, February 12, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association (CRC), Penn State Brandywine, and your municipality will host Mark Gormel, Horticultural Coordinator for Brandywine Conservancy and a well-known lecturer and nature photographer, as he presents

“Native Plants, Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Healthy Watersheds – What’s the Connection?”

Mark’s talk will illustrate the critical relationships between specific native plants and the wildlife and habitat zones they support. He will also give strategies for creating environmentally sound gardens in which wildlife, birds and butterflies will thrive.

The program location is in the Tomezsko Building Auditorium at the Penn State Brandywine Campus, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media (off of Route 352 in Middletown). The program is free and open to the public.

Space is limited. Please preregister with CRC at 610-892-8731 or

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