Planting bed north of the Art Building and stormwater retention basin on the east side of the North Parking lot (need to consult with Doug McCarthy)
Fall Semester 2019 - Plan and start growing plant material, monitoring baseline data. Funds will be used for purchasing containers for plant propagation, propagation will also use the Biosciences growth chambers and greenhouse. Students in Bio108: Plants and Society will learn about plant propagation. Bio108 students will also learn about gardening for wildlife (NWF reading) and the benefits to human health and well-being through a literature review.
Spring Semester 2020 - Earthworks water retention basins, rain water harvesting pilot. Funds will be needed for renting earth moving equipment.
Fall 2020 - Planting, certification with NWF and signage and monitoring (Bio100 students?). Funds will be used for signage and seating
Spring 2021 - Monitoring, Maintenance plans (maybe Cathy Wise can help with educating us on maintaining plants for wildlife?), Outreach and community education (Bio 100, 105 and 108 students?)
Sandra - Consult with Doug McCarthy head of Operations department on location and any constraints on using the retention basin
Matt - Inventory and estimate costs of additional of planting containers for propagating native plant materials
Elena - Reach out to City of Phoenix Water Department - Water Conservation education specialist (Tina Sleeper?) for other available resources and rain garden expertise
Bio 108 students - (Fall 2019) start growing plant materials in fall 2019, assess needs using NWF Wildlife Garden Certification Guidelines.
Early August 2019 to finalize location and pool resources. reminder: invite Charlie Sweezey (back from vacation)
National Wildlife Federation - Wildlife Garden Certification Guidelines https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife
City of Phoenix Water Services - Water Conservation Landscaping Resources https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/resourcesconservation
Cathy Wise at Audubon Nature Center Phoenix - plants for birds program
Natalie Melkonoff at Desert Botanical Garden - milkweed program
Watershed Management Group?