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March 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: PA Riparian Rangers

March 2 - December 31

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for volunteers in Pennsylvania for their Riparian Ranger Program. Participants will “adopt” a riparian buffer and help to monitor and tend to recently planted trees. This will include tasks like straightening tree tubes, fixing bird nets, removing weeds, monitoring invasives, and helping to replant any trees that die. Training and supplies will all be provided. This is a great opportunity to support local watershed restoration efforts and greatly increase tree survivorship on…

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May 2021

Envisioning a Just Future in Community Forests: A TreeVitalize Partners Conference (virtual)

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - May 12 @ 1:30 pm

This conference will bring together partners working in community forests. The themes include diversity, inclusion, and justice in community forests. The conference's panels will focus on agencies, organizations, and practitioners who are creating solutions for people and communities. The conference will help encourage and inspire solutions and strategies that can help you address issues facing your own communities. You will leave these discussions seeing how goals for justice, diversity, and inclusion serve both people and the environment. This conference will…

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Protecting America’s Founding River

May 19 - May 22

May 19, 6:30-8:00 PM & May 22, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Learn about the vast watershed of the James River, its importance to the ecology of Virginia and the threats facing its vitally important role in that ecology. In the first class of this two-part series, we explore the rich history and diverse ecology of the James River, examine the effects of pollutants on plant and animal species, and investigate the environmental regulations established to protect this natural resource and…

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August 2021

Native Plants for Landscape Professionals (Virtual)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This conference is for professionals in the landscaping industry only (landscape designers, landscape architects, growers, nurseries, landscape maintenance, property managers, builders, etc.)  Topics: Choosing pollinator plants for maximum beauty and benefits - Sam Hoadley Creating an edible landscape with native plants - Lincoln Smith Native groundcovers - Missy Fabel About our speakers: Lincoln Smith runs Forested, a 10-acre experimental forest garden site in Bowie Maryland. He and his team test forest gardening methods, with the goal of producing nutritious food for…

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December 2021

Turning a New Leaf Conference (Virtual + Field Events)

December 8 - December 10

Save the Date! CCLC's 2021 Turning a New Leaf Conference will be held virtually on December 8-9, and will be followed by live field events in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on December 10.  Details and registration to follow in late summer. Save the Date 2021

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