Lawn to Meadow Workshop, Oct. 3, 2023

9 am to noon, Tuesday, October 3rd

At Shadyside Park, 1645 Shadyside Road West Chester, PA 19380 in West Bradford Township

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Cost: Free to CWMP Cost Share Partner Municipalities and HOA’s, residents, and landscapers located in these municipalities (see list attached to flyer),  Other residents and entities are welcome, fee is $20

Lawn to meadow conversions are gaining strong interest for their benefits in reducing stormwater run-off and providing wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies and pollinators.

Municipalities and large landowners, including HOA’s that own open space are reducing their weekly mowing and converting lawns to meadows.

This is a repeat of the workshop offered last fall that filled quickly, so register early.

This workshop is open to municipalities, landowners with 1/2 acre planned meadow, HOA’s and landscapers to learn the how to install and maintain a meadow. 

The workshop will be held at Shadyside Park where we’ll tour a recently installed meadow and learn about long-term maintenance and benefits.

Topics include:
• Introduction to meadows and stormwater benefits
• Funding for meadows
• Working with communities and weed ordinances
• Planning and care of meadows
• Long term maintenance and tour of meadow

• Christina Watersheds Municipal Partnership (CWMP), Brian Winslow
• PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alyssa Keiser and Nikki Lee
• Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Paul Racette and Susan Myerov
• Weeds, Inc, owner Drew O’Neil (meadow installation and maintenance)
• West Bradford Township