Helping to Preserve Hilton Head Island’s Biodiversity: The Benefits of Native Plants
Come hear about the ways using native plants in your landscape can help you save money, while at the same time helping our native wildlife to survive and thrive! Native plants have also evolved here in the Lowcountry, along with native predators, so many have built-in deterrents to being eaten by deer and other critters we consider pests. You will leave this presentation with a whole new respect for native plants and the critical functions they perform for all who share our island.
Wednesday, November 15th from 10:30am-11:30am
Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Contact Information: Joshua Greer, email@example.com, 843-255-6525
Sally Krebs received her BA and MS degrees in Zoology from Rutgers University and is a published biologist with a special interest in the ecology of reptiles and amphibians. From 1986-2011, she worked for the Planning Department, Town of Hilton Head Island, as Natural Resources Administrator, a job that included reviewing all development plans for environmental impacts and working with developers to improve natural resources protection on their sites, developing mitigation plans for sites damaged by development, and educating the general public on the importance of environmental protection. She also helped author comprehensive tree protection and wetland protection ordinances based on quantitative evaluation of environmental values and functions. Her current position with the Town is Sustainable Practices Coordinator, which includes educating the public on ways to live greener, more sustainable lives and the benefits of doing so. She is an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, serves on NOAA’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network and SCDNR’s Sea Turtle Stranding Network, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort since 1988, where she teaches courses in Applied Environmental Science, Herpetology and Plant Biology.