Squam Speaker Series: Designing with Nature-Green Infrastructure Techniques for Property Owners

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Our Squam Speaker Series is held once a month on Wednesday evenings. This is the first of our SPRING INTO ACTION series focused on inspiring people to take action to help the environment.

Join us at the Squam Lakes Association for guest speakers Steve Whitman and Liz Kelly of Resilience Planning & Design. Steve and Liz work on environmental planning and ecological design projects and have offered to share a presentation and discussion specifically tailored to property owners. Our landscaping and gardens have the powerful potential to serve both our needs and the needs of other species and the environment. Regardless of where you live, you will see that our natural systems are connected and that there are steps we can each take protect and restore ecosystem functions.

This introductory session will show a variety of green infrastructure examples for you to consider incorporating on your property. This presentation will be a visual and interactive journey that will help you plan for the upcoming gardening and landscaping season.

About our speakers:

Dr. Steven Whitman is a professional planner and educator who has been working in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in New England for over twenty years. Steve is also a certified permaculture designer and teacher, and works on ecological design projects and courses here in the US and internationally. Steve is also a part time faculty member at Plymouth State University.

Elizabeth Kelly of Resilience Planning & Design is a professional planner and designer based in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Liz holds a M.S. in Ecological Design and Planning and has completed a variety of projects for property owners, municipalities, and organizations focused on natural resource protection throughout her career. She is a certified permaculture teacher and a part-time faculty member at Plymouth State University. Lis is also currently the Board chair for the Permaculture Association of the Northeast.

This program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will support the SLA's mission "to conserve for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed."

SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map


Spring Into Action Series:

March 27, 2019 Designing with Nature, Green Infrastructure Techniques for Property Owners by Steve Whitman & Liz Kelly, Resilience Planning & Design

April 24, 2019 The Importance of Local Agriculture & Food Production to the Community & Environment by John Moulton, Moulton Farm

May 15, 2019 Forever Squam? by Roger Larochelle, Squam Lakes Conservation Society

June 19, 2019 Take Action: Volunteer for Nature by Malin Clyde, UNH Extension's Nature Groupie