Our next Highland Lakes Native Plant Society meeting is Saturday, May 20, 2023, 1:00-3:00 at the Marble Falls Library, 101 Main St.
Meg Inglis, Executive Director, Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will present Small scale land restoration, creating a biodiverse ecosystem – a case study.
This presentation qualifies for Master Naturalist and Master Gardener AT.
Meg will present a step by step review of the restoration project she personally conducted over two decades on her two acre plot. The result – a healthy biodiverse plant and wildlife ecosystem.
The presentation will follow a 30 minute chapter business meeting. The presentation will be recorded for viewing on YouTube. Inglis will cover these topics.
- Benefits of land restoration of home lots and small acreage
- Protecting your soil by reducing erosion and adding the right soil
- The native plants to keep, what to add and the “invasives” to remove
- Water and nutrient harvesting to support land improvement
- “Cedar” trees and mesquites, pros and cons, what to do with yours?
Meg Inglis is the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Director. Prior to that, she coordinated NPSOT’s Native Landscape Certification Program for 7 years. For many years she worked in the field of environmental health and safety for medical device manufacturing facilities. She has a Bachelor’s in Biology, and a Master’s in Public Administration. Meg’s passion for native plants began in 2000 when she and her family built their home on a 2-acre parcel of land near Dripping Springs. Her knowledge of ecology and her decision to be solely dependent on a rainwater harvesting system drove their decision to restore their property with native plants.