Woods in Your Backyard Workshop

Saturday, March 24th, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the air you breathe. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.

This workshop is held by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Forests for the Bay program, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District.


  • Forest Ecology
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Tree & Shrub ID
  • Converting Lawn to Natural Areas
  • Invasive Plant Identification and Control
  • Native Plants, Pollinators, and Birds
  • Forest Farming (e.g., Growing Shiitake Mushrooms)


Registration is required for this workshop. Click this link to register: https://allianceforthebay.wufoo.com/forms/z1z01dvl0ybrurd/.

Registration is $20/individual and $10 for each additional person registered. Lunch will be provided. Each registrant will also receive a Woods in Your Backyard resource guide.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny McGarvey at (804) 977-1657 or jmcgarvey@allianceforthebay.org.