Bay Friendly Landscaping

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, May 5th, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm.  Yard design and maintenance can have a big impact on adjacent water bodies.  Learn how you can transform your yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens and bio-swales to filter storm water.

Following the discussion participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. Rain barrels are made conveniently from locally available materials like trash cans and plumbing supplies. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. Rain barrels must be paid for in advance at the ANERR Visitor Center, Tues-Sat 9:00am to 4:00pm. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to

WHAT:   Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

WHEN:   Friday, May 5th, 2017

1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Cost:       $20 per barrel, Workshop is free!  (Limit one barrel per house)

WHERE:Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

108 Island Dr.

Eastpoint, FL 32328

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