AURORA, Ill. – In honor of Earth Day, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is inviting area residents to attend her discussion on “Creating an Eco-Friendly Backyard Seminar” on Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in the Aurora Public Library-Eola Branch, located at 555 S. Eola Road in Aurora.

“The recent warm weather has many people, including myself, thinking about the coming summer and looking forward to spending more time outdoors,” Kifowit said. “As residents begin planning landscaping projects, I encourage them to find ways to make improvements that not only beautify their property, but also benefit the environment.”

Kifowit will welcome Trish Beckjord from The Conservation Foundation, who will discuss the Conservation@Home program and the new Fox River Initiative. The Conservation@Home program can help homeowners retain precious rainwater in their yards by planting native vegetation, creating butterfly and rain gardens, using rain barrels and removing exotic species of plants. Attendees will also learn about the Fox River Initiative and how it can help support conservation goals of Fox River communities.

“My seminar will teach residents how to create a more eco-friendly backyard and show them how a few simple steps can help make us better stewards of the Earth,” Kifowit said. “My hope is those who attend this event will show their friends and neighbors just how easy it is to create a more sustainable and enjoyable backyard.”

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