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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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January 2019

Mt. Cuba Winter Lecture Series

January 19 @ 11:00 am - March 16 @ 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 @ 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 Update from the Chesapeake Stormwater Network on BMP verification in the Bay region 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 CBLP news and updates Door prizes! 5 CBLP CEUs will…

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February 2019

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

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

THE WORKSHOP IS FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. Contact katie@cblpro.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 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…

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VSLD Winter Meeting: Stormwater Management- Calculations & Aesthetics

February 2 @ 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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Webinar: The Salt Dilemma: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can urban trees and city winter weather protocols peacefully co-exist? Join us for a discussion of the latest research findings related to successfully growing trees under these conditions. Dr. Andrew Millward will walk us through his investigation of the surprising decline and mortality of trees planted using soil cells in a recent urban revitalization project in Toronto. While the research led to salt, there were a number of other factors. The project opened a discussion about changes to the way…

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Forest Riparian Buffer Workshop

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lock Haven University Lock Haven, PA

Topics for the workshop will include:  Stream ecology  Selling buffers with wildlife and pollinators  Precision Conservation and buffer program options  Stroud Center research on buffer methods Register through the link below, or by calling Adrienne Gemberling at 570-372-4762. RSVP deadline: February 1st. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Shade Tree Symposium

February 11 - February 12
$35 – $360

Early registration ends January 31. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Lewis Ginter Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course

February 13 - February 15
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 - February 21
Best Western Premier Harrisburg, PA
$75 – $100

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. To learn more about buffers, visit DCNR’s Forest Buffers Along…

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