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March 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: PA Riparian Rangers

March 2 - December 31

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for volunteers in Pennsylvania for their Riparian Ranger Program. Participants will “adopt” a riparian buffer and help to monitor and tend to recently planted trees. This will include tasks like straightening tree tubes, fixing bird nets, removing weeds, monitoring invasives, and helping to replant any trees that die. Training and supplies will all be provided. This is a great opportunity to support local watershed restoration efforts and greatly increase tree survivorship on…

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December 2021

Turning a New Leaf Conference (Virtual + Field Events)

December 8 - December 10
$25 – $140

CCLC's 2021 Turning a New Leaf Conference will be held virtually on December 8-9, from 9 AM - 3 PM, and will be followed by live field events in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on December 10. This year, we are highlighting collaborations that normalize sustainable practices and ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.  Some of our topics are climate change,  green mulch, landscaping impacts on pollinators, expanding the workforce, ensuring equity in design & planning, beavers and stream restoration, working…

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January 2022

Design Tools for Landscape Pros

January 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - January 27, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Josh Clark from the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy will be teaching a 3-part, in-person introduction to landscape graphics course, which will cover the basics of landscape hand-drawing and rendering. January 10, 13, and 27, 2022 - 6:00 - 8:30 PM each evening, Bladensburg, MD Registration fee includes: Three classroom sessions Textbook Complete package of materials needed for hand drawing and rendering in this course, including pens, pencils, eraser, a variety of templates, tracing paper, scale, curve, t-square. Certified CBLPs:…

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New Dimensions in the American Landscape (Virtual)

January 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - January 28, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
$50 – $200

Landscape designers who successfully employ an ecology-based approach typically draw from a variety of sources. The inextricable link between people and ecology only increases the need to broaden their investigative lens. Join us as we explore the integration of ecology-based design with people-based factors, including the lingering effects of historic land use and the need to accommodate diverse cultural perspectives on the meaning of “ecology.” This program is geared toward the Mid-Atlantic & New England regions. CEUs Available. Thursday and…

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March 2022

Today’s Menu: Strategies for Normalizing (And Legalizing) Wildlife Gardens in HOA Communities

March 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration opens in January. It happens too often and in too many communities around the country: A responsible, environmentally conscious citizen takes the important step of converting her lawn to native plants, only to be reprimanded by her homeowners association for growing “weeds,” leaving stalks up for birds, or refusing to use pesticides. But even in an HOA, a native plant garden doesn’t have to be DOA. In this session, learn about preemptive strategies and effective responses when making cases…

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