The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will meet at noon Thursday, March 16, at Wicomico Parish Episcopal Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.
Kilmarnock planning director Marshall Sebra will address environmental stewardship in the Town of Kilmarnock.
“We’re very keen for a first-hand account of Kilmarnock’s efforts to incorporate wise and forward-thinking environmental principles into town projects and its strong endorsement of native plants,” said president Kevin Howe. “A prime example is the Town Centre Park which, when completed, is likely to be the largest native plant garden in the Northern Neck.”
Of particular interest will be an opportunity to be involved with the town planners to develop the park as an educational tool about native plants and their uses in a landscape setting. Additionally, the town is under way with major sediment reduction and stream restoration projects that incorporate native plantings.
Marshall, who grew up in Heathsville and earned a degree in environmental studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, fully realizes the need for sensible stewardship of the land and coast in the Northern Neck.
Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.