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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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May 2020

NDAL Spring-Summer Webinars

May 28 - August 18
Free – $74

Larry Weaner and NDAL are hosting two webinar series this spring/summer: 1. Ecology and the Residential Landscape At Home with Nature for home gardeners and educators. May-June 2. ECOLOGY, CULTURE, AND THE DESIGNED LANDSCAPE -PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND SCALESFor Professional Practitioners including Landscape Architects & Designers, Restoration Ecologists, and Horticulturists July – August There are some great topics and instructors here! CBLP CEUs are available. Please count 1 CEU for each hour of instructional time.

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July 2020


July 8 @ 5:00 pm - August 5 @ 5:30 pm

“Bay 101 – Science of the Chesapeake for Non-Scientists” is a series of five seminars hosted by Horn Point Laboratory faculty to shed light into the mysteries of the Bay, by highlighting Horn Point Laboratory programs working to improve the health of the Bay and its aquatic life. While the Horn Point Laboratory is closed to the public, we will share this educational series virtually starting Wednesday, July 8 - August 5 at 5:00 pm.  The 30 minute programs will each cover a…

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September 2020

Living Shorelines for Landscape Professionals

September 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Annapolis,MD
$75 – $95

This is a new date.  Currently, registration is full and we have a waiting list.  We will reopen registration if seats open up for the new date. 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…

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RiverSmart Homes Rain Barrel Training for Contractors

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Alliance for a free virtual rain barrel training on Tuesday, September 15th. This training is intended for local contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program in Washington, DC. Who is eligible to attend?   Everyone. You do not need previous experience in rain barrel installations to attend. More than one representative from your company can attend. When will the training take place? Tuesday, September 15th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm Is there a cost?  No, the training is free. What material will…

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Urban BMP Design Charrette

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$90 – $110

CBLP is organizing a special, one-day, collaborative workshop to develop a planting design for urban stormwater planters at a historic site in Arlington, VA. Led by landscape architect and certified CBLP, Kelley Oklesson, this provides an excellent opportunity to work with other design professionals to develop a design solution for a real project. New format: this will be an interactive online workshop. $90 for certified CBLPs; $110 for the public 5.5 CBLP CEUs are available. LA CES pending.  

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RiverSmart Homes Rain Garden Training for Contractors

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a free virtual rain garden training on Wednesday, September 23rd. This training is intended for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program in Washington, DC. 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 plant selection…

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