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December 16, 2019 | Dave Shaw

NC Coastal Landscaping: A Guide for Your Yard
Thursday, Jan. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Contact: Katie Mosher,, 919-515-9069

Update Jan. 17, 2020: The NC Coastal Landscaping: A Guide for Your Yard webinar will be posted under the Resources section of the Coastal Landscapes Initiative page. Please check back soon.

Why is nature-enhancing landscaping becoming more and more popular? 

Because less lawn and more native and pollinator-friendly plants help keep residential landscapes in line with local ecology — and that increases biodiversity. Not only are we more likely to encounter wildlife, there’s less grass to mow.

In addition, some landscaping features, such as rain gardens, even remove pollution and reduce downstream harm from stormwater runoff.

In coastal areas and on waterways, by using “living shorelines” we can maintain the ecological connections between land and water that many species of plant and animal require, while homeowners also benefit from highly effective erosion control. 

In this free webinar, Jane Harrison of North Carolina Sea Grant and Christy Perrin of the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute will explain the Coastal Landscapes Initiative, a program that promotes sustainable coastal landscaping choices.

You can access and use their information and resources around your home, in your neighborhood and across your community. 

Join the conversation!

Register in advance for the webinar presentation.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Watch the archived version
Busy on Jan. 16? Don’t worry. You can watch this webinar later. We’ll post it on the Coastal Landscapes Initiative website:

Lead photo: Native plants like asters attract pollinators, such as the American lady butterfly. Courtesy of Debbie Roos, NC State Extension.


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