Mid-Atlantic

June, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Tree Pittsburgh Call for Artists' Works for Arbor Aid 2011
Tree Pittsburgh seeks entries and artists nationally for its 4th annual juried Arbor Aid art exhibition, themed "Vessel, featuring artwork created from reclaimed and urban wood. Submission process ends August 14. Exhibition will be October 29th, 2011; Guardian Storage Solutions Building, 2839 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. For more, see www.treepittsburgh.org/arboraid.

Web Finds

Online Native Plant Center for the Chesapeake Bay Region
This new online Native Plant Center for the Chesapeake Bay Region is a user-friendly tool to identify and select native plant species for habitat restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Native plants thrive without fertilizers that pollute the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Visit Native Plant Center, to search for native plants by name, plant type, sun exposure, soil texture and moisture, and find native plants with similar shape, color, size or other characteristics as favorite non-native plants. There's also a geo-locator feature to identify plants suited to a user's specific location. The portal uses the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's native plant database, associated with the publication "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed," which you can download from the site.

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