Audubon-at-Home Ambassadors visit properties at the request of homeowners to provide advice on planting natives, removing invasives, and other wildlife habitat improvements. In the training session, you will learn about the program, the role of Ambassador, and resources that will help you research and advise clients on native plants and other habitat improvements. Matt Bright of Earth Sangha will give “Practical advice on how to help clients achieve AAH goals of creating habitat,” and Charles Smith of Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division will talk about “A deeper dive: Moving from gardening to restoration.” You’ll have the chance for informal Q&A with several Ambassadors, both experienced and novice.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in attending the session. Volunteers should have a working knowledge of the principles of environmentalism and of home habitat, and some familiarity with common native and invasive plants in a landscaping setting. Whether or not you want to sign up as an Ambassador, you might want to attend to learn more about the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary program.