Acterra’s Urban Ecology program is designed to bring nature into our yards. Our goal is to educate and inspire homeowners, businesses and municipalities to help restore our lost habitat by using beautiful locally native plants in the landscape as well as environmentally friendly maintenance practices.
We emphasize the use of locally native plants in landscaping because they are particularly adapted to our region’s soils and climate, and they support our locally native insects, birds, and other wildlife.
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Great Turnout for Acterra’s Fifth Annual Restoration Workshop!
This year, Acterra’s Restoration Workshop focused on Riparian Restoration and was held on October 25, 2011, at the Garden House at Shoup Park. Over 70 attendees (from several local land management agencies, consulting companies and non-profit organizations) heard presentations on topics from historical ecology, to volunteer monitoring and establishing healthy creek function and vegetation. Slides for these workshops are available on our Resource Materials webpage. The workshop ended with Junko Bryant, Redwood Grove Project Director,leading a field excursion up the creek to see Acterra’s projects in progress on Adobe Creek.