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January 2020

Online Course: Landscaping for Resiliency in a Changing Climate

January 3, 2020 - February 28, 2021

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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January 2021

New Directions in the American Landscape

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - January 29 @ 12:30 pm
$50 – $200

Virtual 32nd Annual Landscape Design Symposium January 21 & 22, 2021 | 1 - 4:30 PM EST January 28 & 29, 2021 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM EST All four dates are distinct programs with different speakers - register for the full bundle or for individual days. Early registration closes December 16. Incorporating science into landscape design is of little use if the resulting plantings are not harmonious to the people who engage with them, and are not in tune…

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February 2021

Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals (virtual)

February 8 @ 8:30 am - February 9 @ 12:30 pm

Monday, February 8th, 2021 8:30-8:40        Introduction 8:40-9:10        Jill Rose, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry:  Increasing Incidence of Oak Wilt in Pennsylvania Forests 9:15-9:45        Dr. David Crosby, VA State University:  Aquatic Health Update 9:50-10:20      Charles Smith, Fairfax County:  Forest and Stream Restoration 10-20-10:45   ~Break~ 10:45-11:15     Simon Ernstsons, University of Florida: Pre-Invasion Assessments: Which International Wood-Boring Beetles Present a Threat to American Forests? 11:20-11:50     VDACS Legal Update 11:55-12:25     Thomas D. Whitney, Davey Institute: Native or Non-Native?  Historical…

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Land Ethics Symposium

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Creative Approaches to Ecological Landscaping Come celebrate the 21st year of the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve symposium geared towards landscape architects, designers, contractors, land planners, municipal officials and homeowners. The symposium's focus: how to create ecologically sound and economically viable landscapes through the use of native plants and sustainable practices. This year, expect lively dialog on topics ranging the restoration of the American chestnut to the future of urban park design. Continuing education credits will be available. Registration opens soon.

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GreenScapes (formerly Green Matters) Symposium

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$45 – $55

Back to Our Roots: Leveraging Native Plants to Restore the Environment *Live virtual event Years of rapid urbanization have fragmented natural habitats with manicured lawns and barren over-development leading to significant declines in biodiversity. How can you reverse this alarming trend? Join us for a fascinating day of innovative presentations that dig deep into how native plants can restore natural ecosystems in a range of landscapes, from backyards and public gardens to urban and commercial projects. Experts will tackle the…

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Taking Nature Black Conference (virtual)

February 23 - February 27

TNB 2021 will run for FIVE DAYS, primarily virtually, from Tuesday, February 23rd through Saturday, February 27th, with some select outdoor events that follow governmental guidelines for social distancing. Our theme is Call and Response: Elevating our Stories, Naturally! This year we're elevating our stories chautauqua-style, so be on the lookout for speakers, creators, innovators, scientists, educators, musicians, artists, and entertainers telling their stories about everything from climate change to environmental justice and environmental joy in creative ways. Registration is open.

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An Invitation To Bid: Maintenance and Cost Estimating (virtual)

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$75 – $95

Register Now For This CBLP Workshop This interactive online course is a follow up to the maintenance planning workshop hosted by CBLP in July 2020.  The new class, which will be led by maintenance guru, Jason Swope, will take maintenance planning to the next level, with a focus on cost estimating, developing contracts and responding to RFPs. This course is designed with practicing CBLPs in mind, but is also open to the public. 4.5 CBLP CEUs will be available.

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