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April 2019

Webinar: Habitat Implementation: Seeding Natives on Rights of Way

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of seeding native habitat on rights-of-way. Key topics will include: fundamentals of seed mix design; native seed sourcing and supply; site assessment and preparation; different techniques for field implementation; and considerations for subsequent maintenance and management. Our expert panel of presenters will include: - Jessi Strinmoen, Shooting Star Native Seeds - Andy Ernst or Mark Fiely, Ernst Conservation Seed - John Seymour, Roundstone Native Seeds, LLC. - Michael Retterer, Pheasants Forever, Inc. Register online…

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Webinar – Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program: Tools for Researchers, Conservation Professionals, and Citizen Scientists

April 23 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Laura Lukens and Jennifer Thieme from the Monarch Joint Venture will discuss the goals, structure, and uses of the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP). The IMMP is a national initiative to capture information about both monarchs and their habitats across geographies and land use types. Data will be used to update population and habitat models, as well as inform how habitat conservation efforts may influence population and habitat dynamics. Viewers will learn how researchers, conservation professionals, and citizen scientists can…

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May 2019

Building Momentum for Coastal Resilience

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Gloucester Point, VA
$25

Workshop Goal: Multiple actions are currently underway in Virginia to address current and future coastal risk.  Shoreline communities are on the front lines dealing with tidal flooding, sea level rise, shoreline erosion, and development.  Managers and practitioners are working to protect natural storm buffers, promote effective living shorelines, and educate the public.  This workshop provides an opportunity for Virginia's shoreline management community to come together to learn, discuss, and build momentum for addressing coastal resilience. Planned Workshop Topics: Virginia’s Coastal Resilience Master…

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Choose Clean Water Conference

May 20 - May 22
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD
$130 – $260

CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Webinar: Why Pollinator Habitat Makes Sense on Your Land: Maximizing the Potential of Working Acres

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

It doesn't take a lot of space to make valuable habitat for monarch butterflies, pollinators, and other beneficial insects that yields dividends for the agricultural landowner, as well.  This webinar, delivered by the Keystone Monarch Collaborative, will make the economic and ecological case for establishing habitat adjacent to working farmland.  Seth's research and Wayne's in-field expertise match hard numbers with hard-earned experience to convey the realities of managing for beneficial insects.  They will point out several ways to get started,…

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June 2019

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

June 5 - June 8
Millersville University Millersville, PA
$138 – $255

The purpose of this conference is: to increase the knowledge, propagation, cultivation and use of native plants in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions to promote methods of land management and design that respect “sense of place” by preserving and restoring native species and natural processes to engender an appreciation of regionally appropriate landscapes that are harmonious for people and nature Registration is open! CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Webinar: Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised by Urban Construction

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed  techniques that can remediate these  degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards creating a sustainable landscape post construction. When paving is not involved, we developed the ‘Scoop and Dump’ method soil remediation and have followed its effects over 12 years of practice, measuring soil health and plant growth over the long term.  Briefly, it involves incorporating   significant volumes of compost with a backhoe to create veins of…

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Webinar: Planning in the Wild-Urban Interface

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

The wildland-urban interface (WUI) - the area where human development borders or intermingles with forests or other wildlands - has grown rapidly over the last several decades. The WUI is also the area where communities are at increased risk to wildfire. With more communities located partially or entirely within the WUI, the need for planning guidance has become clear. In this webinar, Miranda Mockrin will present data on national WUI extent and growth (1990-2010), sharing trends in WUI expansion and…

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Webinar: Attracting Wildlife & Obtaining Benefits from Urban Trees

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Tierney Bocsi, University of Massachusetts, as she discusses strategies & research findings regarding attracting wildlife & maximizing benefits from urban trees. Where: Visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 623-824-819 For more information: http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/ or email Rick Harper at rharper@eco.umass.edu 1 CBLP CEU is available

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MNLGA Field Day

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
$55

The program will feature: Breakfast and Industry Updates - Visit With Local Vendors  Welcome and Introduction by Jessica Todd (MNLGA President), Rick Watson (The Perennial Farm), and Alan Jones (Manor View Farm) Early Morning Discussion Program - Including updates from Deputy Secretary Julie Oberg, Kimberly Rice (MDA), Craig Regelbrugge (AmericanHort), Mark Schlossberg (ProLawnPlus), and Andrew Bray (NALP) Morning Tours of The Perennial Farm Walking Tour of the Farm: 1200 Varieties, Technology and Innovation Order Processing, Shipping and Logistics E-Commerce: Selling Online, Processing…

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