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January 2020

Online Course: Landscaping for Resiliency in a Changing Climate

January 3 - March 31

The Earth’s climate is changing. Impacts - including higher temperatures, warming water temperatures, rising sea levels, and longer periods of extreme weather - are already being felt in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and are expected to worsen. The good news is there are actions we can all take to help mitigate and adapt to these impacts. Landscape professionals, in particular, have a unique opportunity to address the effects of our changing climate. This introductory course explains the difference between weather…

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February 2020

Friday Forestry Financing Webinars

February 7 @ 11:00 am - February 28 @ 12:00 pm

The Forestry Workgroup at the Chesapeake Bay Program invites you to a webinar mini-series we are calling Financing Forests February. Who:  Chesapeake Bay partners and others interested in learning about emerging finance markets for restoration and conservation on (primarily) private forest lands. When:  Fridays in February 2020.  11 AM-noon EST.  All sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Why:  To build knowledge and capacity on finance tools that can help scale-up restoration and conservation efforts in the Chesapeake and elsewhere. How:  Register here.…

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Green Matters Symposium

February 21
Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran's Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
$95 – $110

Practical Solutions For Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes This symposium will offer practical solutions to help shift the focus of gardening and landscape design away from merely aesthetics and towards creating and managing sustainable landscapes. Industry experts will explore how native plants can be incorporated into our landscapes while realizing the ecological benefits through plant community-based design strategies. Attendees will learn ecological gardening and maintenance practices that lead to a “greener” and more resilient garden. Case studies will shed light on how…

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Anne Arundel WSA Leap Into Action Conference

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Annapolis High School Annapolis, MD
$25 – $75

Registration is open! Doug Tallamy is the featured speaker this year.  The conference includes talks on trees and forest conservation, design, construction, and two tours. There will be three tracks: Dynamic Engagement: Motivate diverse audiences to take action by applying social science to community outreach. WSA Pro: Create restoration projects with an eye to social, ecological, and economic impacts. Our Collective Impact: Reverse the decline of biodiversity and improve water quality by talking about climate change so people will listen.…

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VSLD Winter Meeting

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Devil’s Backbone Brewery, 200 Mosby's Run
Roseland, VA 22967

Theme: The New Perennial Movement and Why It Matters While much of the nursery industry is focused on the latest and greatest, compact, spring blooming whatever, there’s a counter movement afoot. Paul Westervelt will discuss this style that embraces a more natural look, a different pallet of plants (and scads of them on tight centers) all while creating beneficial habitat and food for pollinators. Beer and beverages will be available.  A field tour is included. VSLD members earn 5 CEUS…

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Leaping to Solutions Climate Change Symposium

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA
$50 – $60

Climate change is a topic of daily conversation these days. Scientists have well-documented evidence that human activity, starting with the dawn of the industrial revolution, is the driving force behind these changes. During our November 2018 symposium, we touched on the topic of climate change and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees genuinely appreciated the chance to hear the facts and gain a better understanding of climate change basics. Based on that feedback, we’re focusing this symposium solely on climate…

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March 2020

PICP Installation Course

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
District of Columbia DOEE
$129 – $265

Join Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a permeable pavement installer course for all local landscape contractors in the D.C. metro area. The training will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC  20002 (Department of Energy & Environent). The course is aimed at contractors who are presently doing residential and/or commercial concrete pavement installations and wish to move into the permeable pavement market. It is recommended (but not required) that participants have…

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Pennsylvania Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

March 11 - March 12
Blair County Convention Center Altoona, PA
$75 – $100

The Buffer Summit provides conservation professionals and decision makers with the latest science, policy, and implementation strategies to get trees planted along the commonwealth’s streams. Attendees have substantial opportunities to network with each other and with exhibiting sponsors throughout the two-day event. Conservation professionals working with riparian forest buffers from all sectors -- beginners to seasoned decision makers alike -- are encouraged to attend. Registration is open. CBLP is sponsoring this event.  Stop by to say hello! CBLP CEUs will be available

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Land Ethics Symposium

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Valley University Doylestown, PA

Come celebrate our 20th anniversary at this not-to-be-missed symposium geared towards landscape architects, designers, contractors, land planners, municipal officials and homeowners. The symposium's focus: how to create ecologically sound and economically viable landscapes through the use of native plants and sustainable practices. Expect lively dialog on topics ranging from the benefits of using organic native trees and designing with nature to engaging clients with a land ethics approach. Continuing education credits are available. Visit our website here for more information. Registration information will be…

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Living Shorelines for Landscape Professionals

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Annapolis, MD
$75 – $95

Registration is Open! Organized by CBLP and University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, this one-day workshop will introduce landscape professionals to living shoreline benefits, best practices, site evaluation, permitting, incentives and opportunities. Guest speakers will provide varying perspectives on the design installation and maintenance of living shorelines in Maryland. Lunch will be included. Registration is discounted through February 29: $75 for CBLPs; $85 for public.  $95 for anyone beginning March 1. 5 CBLP CEUs. LA CES pending.  

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