Town of Vail sponsors free lunch, symposium with local experts on May 24 | VailDaily.com

Town of Vail sponsors free lunch, symposium with local experts on May 24

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VAIL — The town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, May 24, at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees can take advantage of a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Nick Courtens, senior horticulturist with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Courtens will discuss how to attract beneficial insects to your garden and control pests with limited or no chemical pesticides.

Experts from Walking Mountains Science Center, Eagle River Watershed Council, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the town of Vail will be on hand to answer questions about what residents can do to "bring a little wild" back into their landscaping. There will also be native seed mixes, stickers and informational brochures given away to attendees.

The town environmental sustainability team is organizing the event. For details about this and other upcoming activities, contact Pete Wadden, watershed education coordinator, at 970-479-2144 or pwadden@vailgov.com.