National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Program
January 22, 2013, Tuesday, 7 pm
Presenter: Amy Yarger
Location: 1556 Emerson St., Denver
Habitat Stewards and native plants can make a difference! National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewards are hands-on, skilled volunteers who are trained to assist community members with projects such as creating wildlife gardens and restoring habitat. Amy Yarger will explain how the program works, describe current Habitat Steward projects and give pointers on how to get your own community involved.
Amy Yarger is the Horticulture Director at Butterfly Pavilion and is responsible for the management of both the indoor and outdoor plant collections at the facility. She received a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine and then went on to study plant-animal interactions at the University of Michigan. Her master's thesis concerned the effects of noxious weeds on pollinator-plant relationships. Her work at the Butterfly Pavilion, where she has been a horticulturist since 2000, touches on many of her passions: plants, insects, habitat conservation and science education.