Event: Greenscapes 101


Greenscapes 101: Create a Healthier Landscape

Learn how to transform your lawn and gardens into “Greenscapes.” Established Greenscapes have plants and turf with deep roots, which are naturally resistant to drought, weeds, and disease. Greenscapes are good for you, your wallet and your environment in many ways. By following the recommendations in this presentation, you will:
•    Save money on your water bills;
•    Nurture a safe environment for your family;
•    Create more habitat for wildlife;
•    Enjoy more free time by doing less landscape maintenance;
•    Reduce stormwater pollution; and
•    Protect your community’s water resources.

Robert (Rusty) Russell joined Merrimack River Watershed Council as its executive director in 2016, following on a decade of teaching graduate students in Tufts University’s urban and environmental policy and planning program. He also has worked as a journalist and corporate lawyer, and directed a health policy program for a state agency. A certified planner, he holds a B.A. in history from Amherst College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He grew up in Western Massachusetts, on the shore of another great river, the Connecticut.