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Urban Buffer Design Charrette

October 19 - October 26

$145 – $165

Urban and suburban sites present unique challenges for implementing or preserving riparian buffers.  In this course, we focus on how to effectively design an aesthetically pleasing urban buffer that overcomes these challenges while helping meet water quality and habitat restoration goals. This interactive workshop will combine online learning with an optional field trip to one of three sites in Virginia.  Participants will work collaboratively in small groups to design an urban buffer.  Out of state participants are welcome!

The course, led by CBLP instructors and guest speakers, will also cover:

  • Introduction to riparian habitats and ecology
  • Regulatory and legal considerations for working on urban buffers
  • Common design challenges for urban buffers and strategies to address them
  • Buffer case studies: inspiration for design
  • Business and marketing opportunities

Limited partial scholarships available for individuals that live and/or work in the James River Watershed and/or Hampton Roads. If you are interested please email katie@cblpro.org prior to registration.

Tuesday, October 19 – 9:00-11:30 AM via Zoom

followed by an optional field visit to one of three sites: Arlington, VA, Charlottesville, VA, or Hampton, VA, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, October 26 – 9:00 AM-2:00 PM via Zoom

This course is designed as a complementary “add on” to the CBLP-Buffers certificate course.

Discounts are available when you register for both courses.

6.5 – 8 CBLP CEUs are available.


October 19
October 26
$145 – $165


Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council