91 Native Plants Support a Healthy Watershed


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Learn about the newly revived Kathleen Marriage Garden at Sondermann Park, and how you can incorporate native plants into your landscape and help support a healthy watershed. Colorado Native Plant Society Executive Director Maggie Gaddis and Fountain Creek Watershed District Interim Executive Director Alli Schuch talk about the history of the garden, how it was brought back to life, and how native plants help support a healthy watershed. They also discuss National Pollinator Month.


Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District https://www.fountain-crk.org/

Fountain Creek Watershed info https://studio809podcasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FCWatershed.jpg Fountain Creek Watershed Map https://studio809podcasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Fountain_Creek_Watershed-map.pdf Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance Map https://studio809podcasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FCWD-Brewshed-Poster-2022.pdf

Colorado Native Plant Society https://conps.org/

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This episode was recorded at the Sustainability in Progress (SIP) virtual event on June 15, 2022. Sustainability in Progress is a monthly program of the Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Join us (free) the third Wednesday of every month.

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