Learn how to protect nature

January 15, 2012 by  

Photographer, lecturer and horticulturalist Mark Gormel will be giving a talk presented by the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watershed Association and Penn State Brandywine at the Tomezsko Building Auditorium on February 12 from 2-3:30. This is a free event.

The topic of Gormel’s talk will be:

“Native Plant, Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Healthy Watersheds: What’s the Connection?”

He will discuss how the health and wellness of these topics and animals are connected. The Chester-Ridley-Crum Watershed Association is “devoted to the protection of the water resources” and is located in Media. A watershed is basically a drainage basin in which all run off from the land flows into. It is imperative that this be kept free of pollutants and toxic materials.

Printing companies throughout the United States, including Media where the watershed association is located, and Canada are extremely concerned about the state of the environment and most have taken steps to switch to environmentally safe supplies such as plant-based inks and recycled paper. They are also aware of correct disposal of hazardous materials to avoid them reaching the watershed.

Our environment is so interrelated that damage to any one part of the ecosystem or the water system will have far-reaching consequences; bees and butterflies are disappearing at an alarming rate and no one know why. It is in our best interest to learn all we can about protecting our natural environment and the watershed is one of the most important parts of that environment as the water run off will eventually reach larger bodies of water.