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Volume 8, Issue 11  |  February 7, 2023Subscribe

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ENC to hold Native Plant Uses Walk at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Native Plant and Rain Barrel sales in Newport Beach

Join the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) during January for a Native Plant Uses Walk at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and Native Plant and Rain Barrel sales in Newport Beach.

Here’s the line-up.

ENC to hold native plant Broen

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Photos courtesy of ENC

Broen will discuss traditional and modern uses of plants, how you can tell a lot about plants through your senses, plant folklore and more

Join herbalist William Broen for a Native Plant Uses Walk on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon. Broen will discuss traditional and modern uses of plants as well as how a plant’s survival tactics affect how they are used, how you can tell a lot about plants through your senses, plant folklore and other related topics. His walks are informative, interactive, accessible, fun and understandable. He is always happy to share his knowledge of botanical medicine with interested people. Cost: $9 for ENC members; $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, so to register, go here.

ENC to hold native plant common yarrow

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Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) is a native plant that is frequently found in butterfly gardens

On Saturday, Jan. 28, ENC is holding a Native Plant Sale taking place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Native plants help save our ecosystems and the bird and insect species that depend on them. Gardens are fast becoming the last refuge for many wildlife species, such as songbirds, butterflies, bees, frogs and other beneficial creatures, that have lost habitat due to human development. Cultivated gardens that offer a rich diversity of native plants offer more resources for wildlife, such as foraging opportunities for birds and other wildlife. ENC members will receive a 10% discount on all plants. To view the list of plants featured at the upcoming plant sale and for more information, go here.

ENC to hold native plant rain barrels

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Conserve water in your home, by buying and installing a rain barrel

Also on Saturday, ENC is having a Rain Barrel Sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Make your New Year’s resolution to conserve water in your home, by buying and installing a rain barrel. Rain barrels reduce runoff and pollution, reduce erosion, reduce flooding, reduce sewer backups, save money on water bills, help keep creeks and rivers healthy and raise stormwater awareness. Residents are eligible for a $35 rebate. Barrels are made from recycled plastic food grade barrels. They are $85 plus tax and $20 per barrel is donated to the ENC for the preschool fundraiser. For more information and to pre-purchase rain barrels to ensure availability, go here. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. The ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado, Calif.

For more information, visit www.encenter.org.

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