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August 2019

Permaculture Design Course

August 25, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Pearlstone Center Reisterstown, MD

Join this full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 72 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. These tools include: annual production agroforestry soils and fertility management energy…

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Chesapeake Stormwater Network Webinars

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - October 17 @ 1:00 pm

Chesapeake Stormwater Network Upcoming Webcasts -- All webcasts run from noon to 1pm. August 29, 2019 -- Building Partnerships for Large Restoration Projects  September 12, 2019 -- Stormwater "Roots" Part 1: Reforestation September 17, 2019 -- How to Stop Ponds from Releasing Phosphorus September 26, 2019 -- Verifying Stream Restoration Practices October 17, 2019 -- The Latest on Biochar  1 CBLP CEU per webinar

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September 2019

River Smart Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshops

September 10 - September 24
DC DOEE Washington, DC

Hello District-Area Contractors:   The next free stormwater Trainings -in English y Español-  for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program will be held on Rain Barrel Training: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (rain date Sept. 17) Rain Garden Training: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (rain date Oct. 1) Who is eligible to attend?   Everyone. You do not need previous experience in rain garden installations to attend, but in order to become a RiverSmart Homes contractor, you will be required to have experience in landscape design/installation and knowledge of native…

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October 2019

Invasive Plants Management: An Overview for Landscape Professionals

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charlottesville, VA
$75 – $95

Registration is Open! This workshop is developed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, and is designed for certified CBLPs and other landscape professionals. Invasive plant species are highly detrimental to natural plant communities, and their presence must be taken into consideration when designing a space for a client.  In this workshop we’ll describe invasive plant species that are most problematic; explain various methods for controlling them; show site characteristics that encourage the growth of invasives; and…

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December 2019

Trees Matter Symposium: Green Cities Summit

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC
$95 – $130

Save the Date!  Michael Dirr is a featured speaker! Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the eighth annual conference — Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. Trees provide many benefits: they clean and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife…

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Turning a New Leaf Conference

December 6
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council's 2019 Turning a New Leaf conference, will be held in Harrisburg, PA. Highlights: Keynote Speaker: Thomas Ranier Three tracks: Streams and Surrounding Landscapes Landscaping in a Changing Climate Designing with Native Plant Communities Afternoon Plenary Speaker: Nancy Striniste Registration opens September 15. Join us for one of two field trips (stream restoration or meadows), followed by a welcome dinner on December 5, and the conference on December 6. 8.5 CBLP CEUs will be available.

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