ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

April 21, 2012 - 2:30pm

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at

Draft Workshop Program

  • From a Handful of Soil to the Enjoy Centre
    Jim Hole, The Enjoy Centre
  • The Value of Natural Areas in Urban Environments: Challenges and Opportunities
    Pam Wight, Edmonton and Area Land Trust
  • Restoring Native Plant Communities and How They Became the Friends of Golf Courses
    Scott Atkinson, Heatherglen Golf Course
  • Urban Ecological Networks: The City of Edmonton 's Approach to Biodiversity Protection
    Grant Pearsell, City of Edmonton
  • Calgary's Biodiversity Strategy
    Jenna Cross, City of Calgary
  • Lessons in Time: Applied Teachings Between Fish Creek and Glenbow Provincial Parks
    Joey Young, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
  • The Native Prairie Grassland Roof Project
    Thomas Boag, Applied Aquatic Research
  • Using an Ecosystem Services Approach to Inform Discussions on Urban Environments
    Gillian Kerr, Alberta Environment and Water
  • State of the Art Urban Drainage Management – The Rationale and Role for Native Plants
    Leta van Duin, Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership
  • Creating an Urban Xeriscape with Native Species
    June Flanagan, Author and horticultural consultant
  • Conservation Through Cultivation
    Cherry Dodd, Edmonton Naturalization Group
  • The Benefits of Getting Children Back into Nature
    Jim Robertson, Waskasoo Environment Education Society

Banquet Speaker

  • Organic Farming and Wines in Alberta
    Zina Chrapko, Birds and Bees Organic Winery


The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert , AB