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February 2021

Conservation Webinars

February 16 - April 30

Learn, Earn and Save by joining over 75,000 viewers that have participated in webinars hosted on the Webinar Portal, the leading free multi-disciplinary training and extension webinar platform. Learn and stay up-to-date on the latest natural resource conservation research and industry best-practices by viewing webinars hosted on the Conservation Webinar Portal. The Conservation Webinar Portal provides live and on-demand webinars on multi-discipline topics by specialists primarily for the East service area states and the Caribbean. Most webinars are free. Conservation webinars…

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Natural Area Management Services Webinar Series: Grow Your Business

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 8:30 pm
$40 – $85

In fall of 2020, The Woods In Your Backyard Partnership offered a multi-state program for Green Industry Professionals to gain knowledge and skills useful for providing additional services to clientele with small acreage properties. The Advanced Level II webinar series will provide four weeks of in-depth training with two evening webinars per week on the following topics: 1) wildlife habitat enhancement and conflicts; 2) residential riparian buffer installation and maintenance; 3) woodland health practices and harvesting; and 4) managing competing and invasive vegetation and…

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NYBG Winter Lecture Series (Virtual)

February 25 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 12:00 pm
New York Botanic Garden
$15 – $18

Two lectures will be offered: February 25, 11 AM - 12 PM Leslie Bennett: Gardens of Sanctuary Founder and owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, Leslie Bennett designs, builds, and maintains edible and culturally resonant landscapes that are beautiful and productive. The gardens she creates provide visual, physical, and cultural inspiration-along with nourishing organic harvests of food, flowers and medicinal herbs. With degrees from Harvard, Columbia Law School, and University College London in the fields of environmental law,cultural property, and…

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March 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: PA Riparian Rangers

March 2 - December 31
Free

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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Spring Into Action (virtual): Creating Impactful Connections

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 1:00 pm
$40 – $50

Connect with Watershed Stewards, restoration professionals, funders, local government, and more! Whether you're a seasoned Steward, a stormwater professional, or just getting started in the wide world of watershed restoration, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone. Featuring keynote address Going and Growing in a World of Clouds by Dr. Mamie Parker, former Assistant Director for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, executive coach, facilitator, transformational speaker, and founder of MA Parker and Associates. SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE: Innovative…

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Runoff Rendezvous

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - April 12 @ 12:30 pm
Free

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) is a small non-profit organization dedicated to promoting more sustainable stormwater management in the Chesapeake Bay. CSN’s two-person team facilitates an interactive network of thousands of stormwater professionals to collaborate, share resources, and advance the science behind our work to restore urban watersheds across the Bay.  This year would have been CSN’s 10th Stormwater Partner’s Retreat, and while we are disappointed that we won’t be able to gather in-person, we are excited to announce our virtual…

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Today’s Menu: Managing Mature Trees

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This free lunchtime webinar is designed specifically for CBLPs!  Join Virginians Carol Heiser and Trista Imrich and guest panelists Dawn Taft from Maryland and Kristina Bezanson from Massachusetts for this presentation and panel discussion about caring for mature trees in the landscape. Please register in advance. 1 CBLP CEU

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August 2021

Native Plants for Landscape Professionals (Virtual)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

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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