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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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November 2018

Virginia Coastal Partners Workshop

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia DEQ Richmond, VA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Welcome & Tribal Invocation David Paylor, Director, DEQ (invited) Chief Stephen Adkins, Chickahominy Tribe Opening Remarks: Multiple Benefits of Coastal Conservation Jeff Payne, Director, Office for Coastal Management/NOAA Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources (Invited) Analysis of Economic Benefits of Land Conservation: Recent Results   Opportunities for Funding Habitat Restoration Projects Addressing Water Quality Ecotourism Benefits of Conserved Land & Coastal Waters: Connecting Trails and Improving Interpretive Signage Ocean Issues: Data, Offshore Energy and Marine Debris Strengthening Federal…

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ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winterthur Museum & Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE,
$119 – $193

Examining Nature as Medicine: Designing Landscapes that Improve Quality of Life and the Human Psyche This conference explores the intersection of ecological landscape design and its effect on human beings. Sometimes referred to as Social Landscape Design or Ecological Psychology, emerging research is taking a closer look at the interaction of people and landscapes. Join ELA on November 15th for leading-edge research, compelling case studies, and practical strategies to consider in your future designs. CBLP CEUs are available.

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December 2018

PaxCon 2018 – Climate Change and the Patuxent River: Local Implications of Global Issues

December 5
National Wildlife Visitors Center Laurel, MD + Google Map
$30 – $50

The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River.  To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection. PAXCON 2018 will feature current research on climate change impacts within the Patuxent River watershed, as well as highlight strategies and methods that can be applied to climate change research, management, communication, and advocacy on the…

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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. 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 hosts a happy hour for CBLPs CBLP CEUs will be available.

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CBLP Update

January 30, 2019

Join us in Arlington, VA for an update for CBLP professionals.  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 and more info coming soon! 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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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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Chesapeake Green 2019

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Maritime Institute Linthicum Heights, MD

Save the date for Chessie Green 2019, organized by MNLGA. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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