Lake Agawam Conservancy, a nonprofit formed to find solutions to the Southampton Village water body’s ailing health, will host a seminar on Friday, January 17, on “toxic-free landscapes” at the Southampton Arts Center.
The event, titled “Conventional to Organic: Transforming Landscapes to Preserve Our Water,” is designed to share safe, healthy landscape practices and an understanding of how property management practices can impact water bodies.
Topics will include toxin-free best practices, soil management, water use, plant selection, buffer zones, and integrated pest management. Guests will learn about the dangers posed by aging septic systems to local water bodies and the legislative strategies to tackle water quality issues.
Coordinated by Meghan Magyar and Pat Nadosy, the free seminar will include three sessions of lectures plus lunch and a question-and-answer session. Speakers will include Kevin McDonald of The Nature Conservancy, botanist Pat Nadosy, Peconic Baykeeper Sean O’Neill, Tony Piazza of Piazza Horticultural, Edwina von Gal of Perfect Earth Project, and Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anyone may attend. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation applicator credits are available for credentialed pesticide applicators.
Reservations are necessary. Register at brownpapertickets.com/event/4490704.
Then, at 7 p.m. that day, Southampton Arts Center will host a free encore screening of “2040: The Regeneration,” presented by grassroots organization Drawdown East End and the Peconic Land Trust.
In the documentary, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.
Reserve seats for free at brownpapertickets.com/event/4498241.
Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village. For more information, visit southamptonartscenter.org.
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