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October 2018

Focus on Sustainability Webinar Series

October 31, 2018 - February 4, 2019
Free – $10

This webinar series is being presented through collaboration of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), the Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), & EcoLandscape California (ELC). Known regionally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge and encourage conversations with landscape professionals from around the country and the globe. Interactive webinars are taught by experts from across the country and cover a wide range of topics relevant to sustainable landscapes. Archived Webinars From This…

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December 2018

Hands On CEU Opportunity

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faith Community Baptist Church Richmond, VA

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has an upcoming volunteer opportunity to help build a garden in the Food Justice Corridor in RVA's East End. If you are interested in attending or sharing the event, we would love your help! We will construct 6 raised beds and 1 African keyhole garden at Faith Community Baptist Church. The completed project will merge reducing stormwater runoff with urban agriculture, by directing stormwater from the rooftop of the church to the garden. Saturday,…

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January 2019

New Directions in the American Landscape

January 10, 2019 - January 11, 2019
Montgomery Community College Blue Bell, PA
$195 – $370

The agenda is now available online. Early registration ends December 14. Speakers include: Chad Adams | Ground Plan Studio Thomas Baker | Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects Charles Birnbaum | The Cultural Landscape Foundation Kofi Boone | North Carolina State University Alexa Bosse | Hinge Collective William Cullina | Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Rick Darke | Rick Darke LLC Milton Fearn | North Carolina State University Tama Matsuoka Wong | Meadows and More Teri Rueb | University of Colorado Boulder John Swallow | Pine and Swallow Environmental Larry Weaner | Larry Weaner…

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Mid Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

January 15, 2019 - January 19, 2019
The Founder’s Inn Virginia Beach, VA

Course information and registration is now available on the MAHSC website.  There are many great topics related to sustainable practice.  Highlights include: Larry Weaner is the keynote speaker Cheryl Corson will teach a one-day workshop on using the CBLP manual to write a maintenance plan (Thursday) Shereen Hughes and Tim Stromberg will give an update on CBLP Several certified CBLPs and our partners will be presenting Happy hour for certified CBLPs Up to 28 CBLP CEUs will be available!

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Mt. Cuba Winter Lecture Series

January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - March 16, 2019 @ 12:15 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE
$20 – $55

Three great lectures are planned: January 19- Insects: The Little Things That Run the World  - Doug Tallamy February 16- Stormwater Ecology: A New Paradigm in Landscape Design - Scott Scarfone March 16-Unlocking the Mystery of Native Orchids- Melissa McCormick Registration: $20 per lecture or $55 for all three   Claim 1 CBLP CEU per lecture.

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CBLP Update

January 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us in Arlington, VA for an update for CBLP professionals, and earn some CEUs.  This one-day workshop will include: Lecture by Carol Heiser on using native plants to provide wildlife habitat An opportunity for CBLPs certified in 2017 to complete their BMP inspection and verification training (added to Level 1 in 2018) Lunch and networking time Update on what's new with CBLP Registration is open! 5 CBLP CEUs will be available.  

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February 2019

Native Plant Sourcing Workshop: Building Your Own Toolbox for Better Projects

February 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
US Fish and Wildlife Office, 177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
$65 – $75

Join us for this workshop, designed specifically for certified CBLPs (and open to all). Participants will gain understanding and assemble tools to source native plant species for landscape projects. Speakers, Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba, Britt Slattery, Maryland DNR, and Leslie Hunter Cario, Chesapeake Horticultural Services, will: Revisit the USFWS Chesapeake Native Plant Guide Discuss How to Source Truly Native Plants Review Online Resources Explore Working with Native Plant Growers $65 for certified CBLPs, $75 for non CBLPs.  Lunch is included. …

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VSLD Winter Meeting: Stormwater Management- Calculations & Aesthetics

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA

What do you do with too much water, too quickly?  How much water is your site getting?  How do you manage all that water with grace and beauty? Rain Gardens and other small-scale stormwater best management practices (BMPs) pose two major challenges in their design:  knowing how much water the site must handle, and managing that water while still looking attractive. The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers invites designers and other green industry professionals to participate in a day of…

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Lewis Ginter Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course

February 13, 2019 - February 15, 2019
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA
$55 – $180

Save the date for this excellent winter conference.  Registration will open soon.  CBLP CEUs will be available.   Remember how you felt the first time you encountered that beautiful plant that now is your always recommended favorite? What plants, when displayed together, make your heart beat faster and always stun you with their four seasons of unrivaled beauty? Where do you turn for that purposeful palette of form, texture, color, and function—plants that also provide a full range of ecological…

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Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

February 20, 2019 - February 21, 2019
Best Western Premier Harrisburg, PA

Save the Date! Pennsylvania has a goal of planting 95,000 acres of riparian buffers statewide by 2025 to improve water quality. The objective of the Summit is to provide conservation professionals and other Riparian Forest Buffer practitioners, decision makers and others with the latest and greatest information on Forest Buffer science, implementation strategies, outreach, funding options, as well as to provide networking opportunities for those working and volunteering in the forest buffer field. DCNR and the Conservancy held the first…

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