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Native Plant Websites Featured at Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Conference
Northeast Region, December 2, 2011
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Native Plant Center Website - example of a detailed search
Native Plant Center Website - example of a detailed search - Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Native Plant Center website - example of plant species page
Native Plant Center website - example of plant species page - Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Chesapeake Bay Field Office’s Kathy Reshetiloff participated in a moderated panel discussion of the present and future use of online native plant guides at the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council’s Conference on December 2, 2011 in Lancaster, PA.

The session compared the Native Plant Center website, based on CBFO’s publication Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping, with a commercial native plant site, IzelPlants. Presenters discussed their intended audiences, website objectives and how these sites can be tools to promote the use of native plants for wildlife habitat restoration and conservation landscaping. The audience was especially interested in how social media is and will be utilized on these sites.

The conference attracted over 220 individuals from local and state agencies, conservation organizations, and nursery and landscaping professionals. The theme of the conference was sustainability with tracks focusing on native plant use, water conservation, message development, and sustainable designs. An EcoMarketplace featured a variety of local organizations and green businesses.

For more information contact:
Kathy Reshetiloff
410/573-4582
kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov


Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council’s Turning A New Leaf Conference 2011
www.chesapeakelandscape.org/2011leaf.htm
Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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