The Town of La Plata is proud to be Maryland's first Bird City!
In partnership with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society (SMAS), the Port Tobacco River Conservancy, and the Conservancy for Charles County, the Town of La Plata was recognized for the efforts taken to implement sound bird-conservation practices by offering public recognition to those that succeed in (a) enhancing the environment for birds and (b) educating the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community. Future joint ventures will include native landscaping and other bird-friendly projects and activities for community enjoyment and participation.
Partner organizations like these help keep La Plata clean, green, and beautiful!
Around the world, city planners are incorporating eco-friendly practices into their planning process. What does that mean? Find out in this recorded webinar from Smart Growth Online, "Bird-Friendly and Biophilic City: Integrating Safe, Natural Habitats into Urban Design and Planning." (The link will take you to a third-party website.)
The Dangers of Nandina
The red berries of Nandina (also called "Heavenly Bamboo", pictured) might add some welcome color to your winter landscape, but they can kill birds and other wildlife... which is not so welcome. Great replacements here in Southern Maryland are our native Spicebush and Winterberry.