Vail hosts free landscaping workshop on April 23
VAIL — Registration is now taking place for a free workshop on sustainable landscaping practices scheduled for April 23 in Vail. This free, day-long workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion.
Sponsored by the town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District,
Landscape contractors, commercial applicators, designers, architects, property managers and homeowners are encouraged to register in advance to attend. Lunch will be provided as well as free parking. The workshop will include presentations on creek-friendly landscape design and maintenance techniques, including best practices on using any type of pesticide. Attendees will have their names and businesses listed as partners in Vail’s Restore the Gore efforts.
Since 2012, Gore Creek has been identified as an impaired stream by state and federal regulators due to the decline in aquatic macroinvertebrates. Scientists have determined the impact is due to degradation and loss of riparian buffer areas, impacts of urban runoff and pollutants associated with land use activities.
The Restore the Gore Strategic Action Plan, adopted by the Vail Town Council in 2016, includes an emphasis on community awareness as well as strategies for regulatory measures, site-specific projects, best management practices
To RSVP for the workshop, contact Peter Wadden,
Since MIRA launched on July 29, 2018, it has recorded 140 days of operation. A total of 2,812 people have received services or been connected to other resources through MIRA as it visited 40 neighborhoods in Eagle County.