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    November 21, 2020: Save Happy Creek Demonstration (Front Royal Virginia)

    The Town Council of Front Royal is responsible for destroying a vital riparian buffer and trout habitat along Happy Creek. They’re clear cutting and uprooting hundreds of native trees and razing the creek bed and banks – in a zone where occasional rising waters were effectively and naturally managed by the riparian buffer. Help us…

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    December 13, 2020: Winter Conifer ID & Virtual Holiday Party

    Celebrate the holidays online with your friendly local environmental organizations! Just in time to ID your Christmas tree, join Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards, the State Arboretum of Virginia, and Sustainability Matters for a free and festive Conifer ID & Holiday Party. Learn to tell the difference between fir, spruce, and pine and follow Assistant…

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    November 20, 2020: Trees & Your Local Watershed: the Habitat of Happy Creek

    Join Sustainability Matters and the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley to learn why riparian buffers – trees & natural plantings along the banks of waterways – are essential for clean water, erosion control, and wildlife habitat. We’ll be using Happy Creek in Front Royal, Virginia, as an example. ***Advance registration is required for the Zoom…

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    November 10, 2020: GET PAID TO GO GREEN: Funding for Conservation Practices Online Event

    Hosted by Sustainability Matters Free Online Event REGISTER Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land! There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding…

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    September 22, 2020: Greener than Grass: A (Virtual!) Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

    Presented by Sustainability Matters Hosted by Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU and Sustainability Matters Online Event $15 Registration Turf grass is America’s #1 crop…yet has no ecological value whatsoever. Learn to landscape more sustainably, replacing your grass with no-mow alternatives that offer food and beauty to pollinators, wildlife, you, and your family. This will…

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    August 15, 2020: HiveLive: Live from the Beehive! Online Event

    On #NationalHoneybeeDay, hang with the bees for Sustainability Matters very first #HiveLive! Join everyone’s favorite schoolteachers, Amy & Jennifer, to meet the bees of Seven Bends State Park. Go inside the hives maintained by Shenandoah County Beekeepers. Meet the queen and get to know her social structure. There’ll be time for Q & A, and the event…

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    September 5, 2020: Grapes & Graze: A Virtual Wine Tasting (with Sheep!) Online Event

    A fundraiser for Sustainability Matters, hosted by Star in the Valley. Real wine. Real sheep. And for extra crunch, real Route 11 Potato Chips, paired with the wine! Support Sustainability Matters and celebrate Labor Day weekend from the comfort of your own home, at a virtual wine tasting. Join us via Zoom, with wine & chips…

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    March 1, 2020: Growing Edibles in Containers (Aldie Virginia)

    No garden? No problem! Learn to grow delicious edibles in containers. Sustainability Matters educators will cover soil, drainage, container size, type and placement. We’ll highlight the types of vegetables that do best in containers, when to plant them, and how to maintain your plants for the best harvest. Hosted by PEC at their Community Farm….

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    March 11, 2020: Sustainability Matters Volunteer Orientation – Clarke County (Boyce Virginia)

    Looking for a fun, conservation-based volunteer activity in 2020? Come work with Sustainability Matters! We’re a new, volunteer-driven non-profit, with a focus on conservation education and community building. Join us for a brief volunteer orientation in Blandy’s library before Not in Our Backyard: How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly. Get an overview of Sustainability Matters and…

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    May 19, 2020: Get Paid to Go Green: Funding for Conservation Practices Hosted by Sustainability Matters (Maurertown Virginia )

    Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land! There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding is available for wildlife & pollinator habitat, tree…

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