City of Greeley Press Releases

April and May Landscape Lectures

Release Date:
Apr 6, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Ruth Quade, Water Conservation Specialist
970-350-9874
Ruth.Quade@greeleygov.com
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Greeley’s Water Conservation program is once again offering its popular Landscape Lecture Series. The goal of the workshops is to promote sustainable landscape practices in the community. Each event is scheduled on a Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. The location for all events is the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue.

April 12: Weird, Wild Weather
Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken will tell us about the relationship between precipitation, water supply, and our landscapes. He will give a climate update and outlook for the season. Nolan will also give us the background on the Community Collaborative Rain and Hail Snow Network (CoCoRaHs), how the program got started and how being an amateur volunteer weather watcher can help your community. Noah Newman will then hold a training to get you started as a volunteer. We will have official rain gauges for sale for $30. Bring cash or a check.

May 10: Healthy Tree Selection, Planting, and Care
Greeley's Forestry Manager, Shiloh Hatcher, will cover how to choose a tree, plant it, and take care of it. There will also be an update on the Emerald Ash Borer. Although not in Greeley, it is a pest that could impact thousands of Ash trees in the community. This topic is a repeat lecture from February 1, attendance was low that night due to the weather.

The classes are free, but RSVPs are required because space is limited. Please visit greeleygov.com/LandscapeLectures to reserve your seat and to get additional information.

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