Community Wildlife Habitat

monarch butterfly on milkweed

Thursday, May 18th 2023

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

C. X. Carlson Cultural Room

Learn why native plants are so important with naturalist Linda Ferich! Light refreshments will be served.

Linda retired from a career in emergency and occupational health nursing in 2013 and became a PA Master Naturalist. She coordinates the Lancaster Conservancy’s Community Wildlife Habitat program, a partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Linda enjoys doing property assessments to teach how to develop habitat and control stormwater. Through this program, Lancaster County has become the first county in PA to become a certified NWF Community Wildlife Habitat.

Linda studies native plants and designs ecological gardens as a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and student of Mt. Cuba Center’s Ecological Gardening program. She and a few conservation-minded friends formed the Lancaster Native Plant Alliance, a chapter of PA Native Plant Society. The alliance promotes the use of native plants in all landscape settings through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

This program is presented by the Friends of Fishing Creek.