Get landscape designs at Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Waters

Date(s) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BOCES Hewes Educational Center


You can take home some landscaping designs for your own yard from “Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Waters” to be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in the large group lecture hall in Building A at the BOCES Hewes Educational Center on West Lake Road (Route 394) in Ashville (2615 North Maple St.).

This is the second workshop in the series held by Jamestown Audubon and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy focusing on ways individual residents can improve the health of Chautauqua Lake through their landscaping choices.

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 more than 18 years. “Ecology via engagement” best defines his actions for healthy landscaping and healthy waters.

The event is free. Donations are appreciated.

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