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Have you been thinking about removing some turf grass? Are you wanting to lower your water bill? Are you interested in adding some drought-tolerant perennials, but not sure where to start? Join Lisa Mason, Horticulture Specialist at Colorado State University Extension in Arapahoe County to learn science-backed best practices in turf removal and water-wise gardening. Lisa will offer ideas, considerations, and pros/cons to maintaining a sustainable landscape that works for you.
Lisa is the Horticulture Agent for CSU Extension in Arapahoe County. She started Native Bee Watch in 2016 for her Master’s Degree in entomology at Colorado State University. In 2018, she brought Native Bee Watch to CSU Extension when she started her position. Lisa enjoys bringing science education to communities on pollinators, insects, trees, plants, gardening, home landscape care, and ecology. Her research interests include using community science to support pollinator conservation. Lisa is passionate about the Native Bee Watch program because it incorporates education, research, and on-the-ground community work—all important components needed to support pollinator conservation.