Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30pm
Barrington Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting
Presentation with Wildlife Biologist Gary Casabona
Zoom meeting ID is 852 6979 5176
passcode is 780096
Please join neighbors, friends and the Board of The Barrington Land Conservation Trust for its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30 PM. The event will kick off with a brief business meeting that will include important announcements, presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award and showcasing winners of the Photo Contest. Following the business meeting, at approx. 7pm a dynamic presentation by Gary Casabona from the Natural Resources Conservation Service will take place.
7 pm: Presentation:
Helping Native Pollinators and Monarch Butterfly with Native Plants
An overview of the ecology of native bees, including an emphasis on bumblebee conservation. Detailed information on the best choices for native plants to benefit pollinators and Monarch will be covered, along with recommended techniques for seeding, planting, and ongoing management of habitat
More about Gary Casabona: Gary is a statewide Wildlife Biologist with NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Services) which is an agency of the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Casabona has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Virginia Tech. He worked for USDA-NRCS for 14 years in New Jersey before moving to Rhode Island in 2011 as the statewide wildlife biologist for NRCS. He is a leading expert on the subject of pollination and he has made several appearances throughout New England promoting the benefits that native pollinators provide including a talk the 2019 RI Land & Water Summit. Gary’s current activities include habitat management for New England cottontail, Saltmarsh sparrow, native pollinators, shrubland birds, wetland restoration, fish passage, and oyster restoration. As a state wildlife biologist, Gary is often in the field providing valuable information for land trusts protecting natural open spaces and wildlife habitat.