July TBWC Meeting

The July Trinidad Bay Watershed Council will kick off with a walk through the Trinidad Museum Native Plant Garden followed by Levon Durr’s presentation and discussion “Integrating Fungi into the Landscape.” The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust has generously offered use of their office, the Ned Simmons Gallery, located behind the Trinidad Library.

After the presentation, Watershed Partners will provide updates about what is going on in the Trinidad-Westhaven watersheds.  Information will be available about two City watershed programs – Ocean Friendly Garden Incentive Program (funded by a Proposition 1 grant from the Ocean Protection Council) and the OWTS Repair Program (funded by a Clean Beaches Initiative Grant).

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Discuss Fungi and Ocean Friendly Gardening at July 11 TBWC meeting

Learn about about gardening and landscaping techniques to promote healthier watersheds, oceans and beaches at the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting Tuesday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. at Ned Simmons Gallery behind the Library, 380 Janis Court in Trinidad.

The meeting will kick off with a walk through the Trinidad Museum Native Plant Garden followed by Levon Durr’s presentation and discussion “Integrating Fungi into the Landscape.”

Fungi, bacteria and other microbes are vital yet often overlooked components of natural areas and our gardens. The talk and slideshow “Integrating Fungi into the Landscape,” will cover applications and uses of fungi for soil health, water retention, filtering pollutants and remediation.

“My hope is as this knowledge becomes more mainstream we will see people working together with plants, fungus and bacteria to reduce the levels of toxic sites around the world. Mycoremediation is by no means a silver bullet, but it can be one of many tools for individuals and communities to begin the healing process of addressing our polluted earth,” Durr said.