Next Meeting of the San Antonio NPSOT Chapter:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Rain Gardens : Landscaping for Sustainability and Beauty
Lee Marlowe, Sustainable Landscape Superintendent for the San Antonio River Authority, will present a slide show and discussion on the use of rain gardens to benefit water quality, wildlife, and landscape aesthetics. She will present several case studies of rain gardens that have been constructed on SARA properties in the San Antonio area and provide information on available rain garden resources. Additionally, Lee will describe specific native plants that can be used in rain gardens to provide multiple benefits including water conservation, pollinator habitat, and beauty in the landscape.
6:30 pm – Social time, snacks, plant exchange
7:00 pm – Meeting and program
Lions Field Adult Center
2809 Broadway (corner of Mulberry & Broadway by Brackenridge Park)
Map to Lions Field Adult Center http://tinyurl.com/LionsField-SA
Calling All NPSOT Members
Grants Available to Support Monarch Gardens
Now is the time to consider planning a Monarch Butterfly Waystation through NPSOT’s Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas program. San Antonio is supporting this program, and there are several recipients of grants in San Antonio from 2013. Those are the Beacon Hill Community Garden (at Capitol and Gramercy Place – 78212) and Terrell Heights Community Garden (at Greenwich and Larchmont – 79209). Let’s put San Antonio on the map as a Monarch Destination for 2015!
Click on the links for more information. Application deadline is March 15.