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February 2020

Green Matters Symposium

February 21
Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran's Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
$95 – $110

Practical Solutions For Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes This symposium will offer practical solutions to help shift the focus of gardening and landscape design away from merely aesthetics and towards creating and managing sustainable landscapes. Industry experts will explore how native plants can be incorporated into our landscapes while realizing the ecological benefits through plant community-based design strategies. Attendees will learn ecological gardening and maintenance practices that lead to a “greener” and more resilient garden. Case studies will shed light on how…

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Anne Arundel WSA Leap Into Action Conference

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Annapolis High School Annapolis, MD
$25 – $75

Registration is open! Doug Tallamy is the featured speaker this year.  The conference includes talks on trees and forest conservation, design, construction, and two tours. There will be three tracks: Dynamic Engagement: Motivate diverse audiences to take action by applying social science to community outreach. WSA Pro: Create restoration projects with an eye to social, ecological, and economic impacts. Our Collective Impact: Reverse the decline of biodiversity and improve water quality by talking about climate change so people will listen.…

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VSLD Winter Meeting

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Devil’s Backbone Brewery, 200 Mosby's Run
Roseland, VA 22967
$80

Theme: The New Perennial Movement and Why It Matters While much of the nursery industry is focused on the latest and greatest, compact, spring blooming whatever, there’s a counter movement afoot. Paul Westervelt will discuss this style that embraces a more natural look, a different pallet of plants (and scads of them on tight centers) all while creating beneficial habitat and food for pollinators. Beer and beverages will be available.  A field tour is included. VSLD members earn 5 CEUS…

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Leaping to Solutions Climate Change Symposium

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA
$50 – $60

Climate change is a topic of daily conversation these days. Scientists have well-documented evidence that human activity, starting with the dawn of the industrial revolution, is the driving force behind these changes. During our November 2018 symposium, we touched on the topic of climate change and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees genuinely appreciated the chance to hear the facts and gain a better understanding of climate change basics. Based on that feedback, we’re focusing this symposium solely on climate…

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March 2020

PICP Installation Course

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
District of Columbia DOEE
$129 – $265

Join Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a permeable pavement installer course for all local landscape contractors in the D.C. metro area. The training will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC  20002 (Department of Energy & Environent). The course is aimed at contractors who are presently doing residential and/or commercial concrete pavement installations and wish to move into the permeable pavement market. It is recommended (but not required) that participants have…

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Pennsylvania Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

March 11 - March 12
Blair County Convention Center Altoona, PA
$75 – $100

The Buffer Summit provides conservation professionals and decision makers with the latest science, policy, and implementation strategies to get trees planted along the commonwealth’s streams. Attendees have substantial opportunities to network with each other and with exhibiting sponsors throughout the two-day event. Conservation professionals working with riparian forest buffers from all sectors -- beginners to seasoned decision makers alike -- are encouraged to attend. Registration is open. CBLP is sponsoring this event.  Stop by to say hello! CBLP CEUs will be available

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Webinar: A Call To Action for the Ash Tree

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

Ash tree species in North America are under mortal threat from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), now in 35 states and five Canadian provinces.  There are ongoing efforts to conserve this native tree species by producing genetically diverse, resistant seedlings suitable for restoring ash on the landscape.  Identifying "lingering ash" is a critical component of amplifying these efforts, and this presentation will explain the narrow window of time in which urgent actions are needed to discover and preserve these individuals. …

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Land Ethics Symposium

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Valley University Doylestown, PA

Come celebrate our 20th anniversary at this not-to-be-missed 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. Expect lively dialog on topics ranging from the benefits of using organic native trees and designing with nature to engaging clients with a land ethics approach. Continuing education credits are available. Visit our website here for more information. Registration information will be…

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Urban BMP Design Charrette

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlington Mill Community Center Arlington, VA
$90 – $110

This course has been postponed and will be rescheduled. CBLP is organizing a special, one-day, collaborative workshop to develop a planting design for urban stormwater planters at a historic site in Arlington, VA. Led by landscape architect and certified CBLP, Kelley Oklesson, this provides an excellent opportunity to work with other design professionals to develop a design solution for a real project.  The workshop includes a field visit to the site, and lunch is provided. Space is very limited so…

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Greener than Grass: a Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
$30

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU Turf grass is America’s #1 crop…yet has no ecological value whatsoever. Learn to landscape more sustainably, replacing your grass with no-mow alternatives that offer food and beauty to pollinators, wildlife, you, and your family. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required, meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center.

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