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Second Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Waters Presentation on July 17
Second Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Waters Presentation on July 17

Jamestown, NY – You can take home some landscaping designs for your own yard from “Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Waters.”

Jamestown Audubon and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are co-sponsoring a summer series focusing on ways individual residents can improve the health of Chautauqua Lake through their landscaping choices.

The second workshop for 2014 will be on Thursday, July 17, 7-8 p.m., in the large group lecture hall in Building A at the BOCES Hewes Educational Center on West Lake Road (Route 394) in Ashville.

Josh Cerra, Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department of Cornell University, will discuss his recent collaborative project in the Chautauqua County communities of Point Chautauqua and Maple Springs.

Titled “Chautauqua Lake YardWorks,” the project had 15 of Cerra’s graduate landscape architecture students investigate the ecological and human-use needs of these areas. Extensive designs for both private homes and common, community lands were produced. The designs are so diverse, it makes them applicable to many situations, not just these two communities.

Mr. Cerra has practiced as an environmental designer and ecologist for over 18 years. “Ecology via engagement” best defines his actions for healthy landscaping and healthy waters.

Come and understand the critical links between the human and environmental needs of both the land and the water.

The event is free. Donations are appreciated.

For more information on the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, visit www.chautauquawatershed.org.

For more information on the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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