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January 2020

Online Course: Landscaping for Resiliency in a Changing Climate

January 3, 2020 - February 28, 2021

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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October 2020

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinars

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - December 9 @ 1:00 pm

Join the Green Storwmater Infrastructure Series webinars to learn how research and work across Pennsylvania are providing cost effective approaches to managing stormwater. Explore how to properly prepare soils, select appropriate vegetation, plant, and maintain green stormwater infrastructure systems. Nine different webinars in the series, on a variety of topics, including one on why to choose CBLP-certified pros for collaborations!  Other topics include: Putting the “Green” in Green Infrastructure Planning and Designing Cost-Effective Green Streets: Case Studies and Lessons Learned Trees: A…

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Webinar Series: Natural Area Management

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $55

Join this webinar series and learn about expanding Green Industry services to your clientele, and earn a variety of forestry-related recertification credits. Perhaps you manage land for an organization, work with volunteers, or are just an interested landowner? Then this four-part webinar series is for you! The Woods in Your Backyard Partnership has created a multi-state program for Green Industry professionals to gain knowledge and skills useful for providing additional services to clientele with small acreage properties. Natural area management…

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Chesapeake Watershed Forum

October 29 - October 30
$50 – $75

Registration opens on August 24. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (to be held online October 29 – 30) is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network among each other, and celebrate our successes. Through our…

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November 2020

Webinar: Reducing Stormwater Runoff with Biochar Addition to Soils in Ellicott City

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The University of Delaware, in conjunction with Howard Ecoworks, conducted an innovative research project to test the runoff reduction potential of biochar as a soil amendment. Biochar was amended to two test sites in Ellicott City, MD, and infiltration and other soil properties were monitored over a 1.5-year period. The impact of biochar on increasing stormwater infiltration rates and annual average stormwater infiltration will be presented. This work was funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 1 CBLP CEU

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February 2021

Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Workshop

February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Save the Date! This interactive online course is a follow up to the maintenance planning workshop hosted by CBLP in July 2020.  The new class, which will be led by maintenance guru, Jason Swope, will take maintenance planning to the next level, with a focus on cost estimating and developing contracts and responding to RFPs. Registration will open in November and CBLP CEUs will be available.

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