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March 2019

Natural Design: An Intensive 2-Day Workshop

March 26 - March 27
Brandywine Conservancy Chadd's Ford, PA
$300 – $510

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive, interactive, two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Attendees will receive an extensive manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide. This 2-day course…

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PAXCON – Climate Change and the Patuxent River

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Wildlife Visitors Center Laurel, MD
$50

The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River.  To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection. PAXCON 2019 will feature current research on climate change impacts within the Patuxent River watershed, as well as highlight strategies and methods that can be applied to climate change research, management, communication, and advocacy on the…

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Lahr Native Plant Symposium

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20001
$76 – $95

Learn to look at cues from nature, whether it is pinpointing the best grasses and sedges to control stormwater or combining native plant in ways that reduce maintenance. Hear about current field research and newly discovered native species, visit an Arboretum restoration project, discover how pesky invasives can produce alluring art, or learn about plants toughing it out in some unexpected places. Speakers include C. Colston Burrell, Native Landscape Design and Restoration; Shannon Currey, Hoffman Nursery, and Dr. Aaron Floden,…

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Streambank Repair: Livestaking Workshop

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Southeastern Agriculture Research & Extension Center Manheim, PA
Free

At this workshop, we will teach you about the process of cutting and planting live stakes, branch segments of trees and shrubs that are planted during their winter dormancy. We will spend about 30 minutes discussing how the process works and then the remainder of the time we will spend practicing the techniques directly in a stream at the workshop site. You will gain the skills you need to repeat this experience at your stream while also helping to repair…

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April 2019

Tree Care Symposium

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA
$80

Tree populations are being affected by changing climates and conditions. This year, we look at how climate is affecting long-range planning for forest management, review the biomechanics of trees in this environment, and consider the fundamentals of soils for successful trees as well as changes in insect behavior. 5 CBLP CEUs are available.

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Hands-On: Buffer Planting in Pennsylvania

April 6 - April 27
Free

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay needs many hands (20-50 volunteers for each event) to help plant riparian buffers. You may count your this toward your CBLP hands on CEUs. April 6th – Lititz, PA – 8am to 2pm April 13th – Ephrata, PA – 10am to 1pm April 13th – Lancaster City – 2pm to 6pm April 27th – Manheim Township, Lancaster, PA – 9am to Noon April 27th – Narvon, PA – 2pm to 6pm Items to consider: Feel free…

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Webinar: Plants for Bioretention

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss some of the theory behind the interaction between plants and bioretention soil mix, reasons for plant selection, native plants, plants that accumulate contaminants, and some of the installation and maintenance issues related to bioretention. Organized by Virginia DEQ, and open to CBLPs. This is free but you must register in advance. Use this link for April 8: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5728480167364946435 The course will be repeated on April 22 from 2-3 PM.  Use this link for April 22: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7797932574653376259 1…

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December 2019

Turning a New Leaf Conference

December 6

Save The Date for the 2019 Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council's Turning a New Leaf conference, which will be held in Harrisburg, PA. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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