BN GREEN EVENTS is a free community calendar provided by the Ecology Action Center to promote environmental classes, workshops, presentations, and more within the the Bloomington-Normal area. Submit your event using the public submission form. Inclusion of events within the BN Green Events Calendar does not constitute endorsement by the Ecology Action Center.
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Why do we need to be concerned about how we manage storm water around our homes? Storm water can carry pollutants from our lawns into the streams and rivers around our community as well as other problems. What can we do? In this program, Jeff Kohmstedt will share ways to manage this water such as by using rain barrels and creating rain gardens with native plants. He will also share other ways we can help protect the rivers, water, and…Find out more »
Illinois is the “Prairie State” but most people have misconceptions of what an actual prairie is. Hill prairies are more than just “prairies on a hill” and because of their landscape position and past land usage, they are one of the most common remnant prairie types left in central Illinois. John Wilker will share with us the many factors affecting development of these rare unique ecosystems. He will tell a compelling story of how they developed, why they are still…Find out more »
This program will discuss the ins and outs of collecting seed from native plants, the best ways to store them, and how to get them to grow. We will take a particularly close look at how to break seed dormancy, perhaps the most challenging and poorly understood aspect of propagation. But, by following a few simple protocols, you will find that most species can be cultivated quite readily. Presenter Bio: Ed Cope is a Restoration Ecologist working for the Natural…Find out more »