Get Prepped for Spring!
Although most of us are probably thinking more about snow shovels than garden shovels right now, it's never too early to brainstorm what you want to do with your yard come spring. In fact, dreaming of warmer days *might* even make the frigid temps a little more bearable!
There are many things you can do to make your yard more visually appealing and at the same time more environmentally friendly. One great idea is to use a rain barrel. Rain barrels collect rain water and store it so it can be used for gardens, house plants or even to fill birdbaths.
Want to make your own rain barrel? Our Winter Wildlife Festival partner, Lynnhaven River NOW, will host a Rain Barrel Making Workshop from 10 am - 12 noon on Saturday, January 29 at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. For just $65, you and your family can make a rain barrel to take home. Installation instructions will also be provided. The cost is per barrel, so take this opportunity to do something good for the environment as a family!
Learn more about the importance of rain barrels and get other earth-friendly tips on Lynnhaven River NOW's website on Gardening & Lawn Care. And for more ideas on creating the ideal wildlife-friendly backyard, why not consider attending the Backyard Habitat Workshop as well? Also held at Princess Anne Recreation Center on Saturday, January 29 (1:30 - 2:30 pm), this session will be led by a Department of Game & Inland Fisheries biologist and will give you lots of ideas on how to see more wildlife in your yard and get you excited for spring!
To register for these sessions and more, please visit our festival website.