Conserving nature on your land workshops set

Sunday, February 8, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue Extension is hosting a one-day event for homeowners and rural landowners to help them maintain the natural resources on their properties.

Participants can choose to attend one of the two "Conserving Nature on Your Land" workshops - Feb. 27 at the Whitley County 4-H Center, Columbia City, or Feb. 28 at Turkey Run State Park Inn, 8102 E. Park Rd., Marshall.

The program will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will provide information for developing and enhancing woods, landscapes and other natural resources. Various sessions are slated, allowing participants to choose topics that best suit their interests.

Topics will include tree identification, wildlife inventory, planting and protecting tree seedlings and various other management discussions.

Purdue Extension wildlife specialist Brian MacGowan will give an introduction to the session on natural resources management.

"Our program is an opportunity for participants to learn about what interests them the most from leading experts," MacGowan said. "It also provides them a forum to interact with and learn from other homeowners who have shared similar interest in natural resources."

The deadline to register is Feb. 18.

A payment of $40 per individual ($55 for couples) must be included with the registration form. Registrations received after that date will have an increased fee.

Participants can find the registration form and more information at or register by calling Purdue Extension's Education Store toll-free at 888-398-4636.

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