From noon until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center

Come out and join us for a fascinating  hour of exploring our amazing world of native pollinators in the Tin Mountain Conservation Center EcoForum. The importance of native pollinators is tremendous, seventy percent of the world’s plants require a pollinator.  Native pollinators provide an amazing ecosystem service that enables plants to produce fruits and seeds.  Debra Marnich, Soil Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will discuss, types of native pollinators and their importance,  how to create pollinator forage and nesting habitat,  flowering ornamental and native species that support pollinators through the seasons, and Federal cost share programs available through NRCS that support conservation practices. 

Debra Marnich holds a BS in Zoology and an MS in Forestry from Southern Illinois University.  She has worked as Soil Conservationist for NRCS for 13 years assisting private landowners with utilization of Federal Cost share programs in  planning and executing  conservation practices on their properties.

Tin Mountain’s monthly EcoForum Series is held the second Thursday of the month and is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy free pizza from series sponsor The Flatbread Company, and coffee from Frontside Grind. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education program serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 35 years. For more information about Tin Mountain call Donna Dolan at donnadolan@tinmountain.org, call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org or become a friend on facebook.