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January 2020

Online Course: Landscaping for Resiliency in a Changing Climate

January 3 - December 31

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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April 2020

Garden Stories

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audubon Naturalist Society Chevy Chase, MD
$40 – $55

In our age of environmental anxiety, gardens can be places of respite for us, as well as powerful agents of environmental healing with plant communities that feed and shelter wildlife, and green engineering that prevents erosion, flooding and pollution. Four accomplished landscape designers will share stories about particular gardens they have designed, including their favorite native plants, and lessons learned through success and failure along the way. Alongside the event, Izel Native Plants will offer an assortment of plants for…

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July 2020

Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Workshop

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
$85 – $105

New Date! Organized and hosted by the Virginia Department of Game in Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, in collaboration with CCLC and the CBLP program. Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of well-maintained landscapes for ensuring that the habitat quality of native plant gardens and stormwater practices remain highly functional, to sustain biodiversity and retain aesthetic appeal. Visit a conservation landscape on site and discuss maintenance challenges and requirements Work collaboratively, using the CBLP Maintenance Manual, to develop a landscape maintenance plan…

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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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