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July 2019

Know Your Bio Workshop Series

July 20 - September 21
Agricultural Farm Park Derwood, MD
$55 – $215

Registration is Open! Partnering with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, CBLP is offering a series of three workshops in Derwood, MD, this summer, focusing on the nuances of bioretention design and management.  The instructor for this series is Darlene Robbins, a CBLP-certified landscape designer who lives and works in Montgomery County, MD. Saturday, July  20, 9 AM – 1 PM - Getting the Plants Right: Selecting Species to Survive and Thrive Saturday, August 24, 9 AM – 1 PM-   Friend…

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August 2019

Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Conference

August 5 - August 31
Juniata College Huntingdon, PA
$100 – $210

The biology and ecology of invasive plants are a driving factor in their impacts on natural areas, while past disturbance, land use, soils and other factors can strongly influence the success of restoration efforts. We will explore a variety of topics relating to invasion biology and restoration: impacts of invasive plants on whole ecosystems, invasive plant management partnerships at multiple spatial scales, the news in latest biocontrol, and melding restoration with working landscapes. Additionally, we will present two rapid-fire sessions…

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Natural Design: An Intensive 2-day Workshop

August 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
$275 – $545

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 (100+ pages) 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. Instructors:…

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Permaculture Design Course

August 25, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Pearlstone Center Reisterstown, MD
$1535

Join this full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 72 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. These tools include: annual production agroforestry soils and fertility management energy…

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Chesapeake Stormwater Network Webinars

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - October 17 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Chesapeake Stormwater Network Upcoming Webcasts -- All webcasts run from noon to 1pm. August 29, 2019 -- Building Partnerships for Large Restoration Projects  September 12, 2019 -- Stormwater "Roots" Part 1: Reforestation September 17, 2019 -- How to Stop Ponds from Releasing Phosphorus September 26, 2019 -- Verifying Stream Restoration Practices October 17, 2019 -- The Latest on Biochar  1 CBLP CEU per webinar

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September 2019

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St
Prince Frederick, MD
Free

Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, then along a paved path that meanders through a natural area within King Park to view wild growing plants. Suggested Audience:  Professionals within the Landscape Industry (Licensed…

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River Smart Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshops

September 10 - September 24
DC DOEE Washington, DC
Free

Hello District-Area Contractors:   The next free stormwater Trainings -in English y Español-  for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program will be held on Rain Barrel Training: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (rain date Sept. 17) Rain Garden Training: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (rain date Oct. 1) 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…

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Workshop: Riparian Buffers for Landscape Professionals

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Paradise, PA

CBLP is working with our partners at Penn State, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and LandStudies to organize a one-day workshop, which will introduce landscape professionals to the design, installation, and management of riparian buffers. Topics include design aesthetics, multifunctional buffers, installation techniques, and planning for maintenance. The course includes classroom instruction and field experience. We will meet in Paradise, PA (Lancaster Co.) Registration is open. 6 CBLP CEUs are available.

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October 2019

Invasive Plants Management: An Overview for Landscape Professionals

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charlottesville, VA
$75 – $95

Registration is Open! This workshop is developed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, and is designed for certified CBLPs and other landscape professionals. Invasive plant species are highly detrimental to natural plant communities, and their presence must be taken into consideration when designing a space for a client.  In this workshop we’ll describe invasive plant species that are most problematic; explain various methods for controlling them; show site characteristics that encourage the growth of invasives; and…

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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. Highlights: Keynote Speaker: Thomas Ranier Three tracks: Streams and Surrounding Landscapes Landscaping in a Changing Climate Designing with Native Plant Communities Afternoon Plenary Speaker: Nancy Striniste Registration will open by September. Join us for a field tour and the conference welcome dinner on December 5. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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