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May 2022

Blue Ridge PRISM Invasive Plant Classes – Online

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The May 10 & 12 invasive plant sessions will be offered via Zoom. May 10 will provide an introduction to invasive plants and focus on how to identify them in the summer. May 12 will cover control methods and provide tips on how best to manage these invasive plants during the summer. Our May 12 online workshop will teach you how to best manage invasive plants during the summer season. Topics covered in this session include: Best summer practices for specific invasive plants…

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Invasive Plants Field Workshop

May 14
Rokeby Farm Middleburg, VA + Google Map

Blue Ridge PRISM is partnering with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation to offer two identical in-person workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) at Oak Spring’s Rokeby Farm in Middleburg, located in Loudoun County, Va.  Join experts from both organizations to learn about invasive plant ID, herbicide safety, and manual/chemical control techniques. Cost: $50 per session. PLEASE NOTE: Participants can expect to walk about 2 miles over uneven terrain. Long pants, closed toe shoes, and masks will be…

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Invasive Plants Field Workshop

May 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pen Park Charlottesville, VA + Google Map

Join Blue Ridge PRISM's experts in the field to learn invasive plant ID, herbicide safety, and a how-to for manual/chemical control techniques. This will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:30 - 3:30 pm at Pen Park in Charlottesville, Va. and will include an invasive plant identification walk and in-person instruction. Cost: $25 2.5 CBLP CEUs

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Urban Tree Workshop (In Person)

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA + Google Map

Join us as for a half-day workshop to discover the stormwater benefits of urban trees, get a crash course on their care, learn about local urban forestry programs and urban wood utilization and observe a portable sawmill demo. Sponsors: City of Harrisonburg - Public Works, James Madison University, Virginia Department of Forestry, and CBLP 2 CBLP CEUs

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June 2022

BeaverCon 2022 Building Climate Resilience: A Nature-Based Approach (In Person)

June 14 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Delta Hotel Hunt Valley, MD + Google Map
$275 – $325

BeaverCON is a biennial, international conference on the east coast of the United States for professionals, researchers and practitioners to learn what works in beaver conflict management and watershed restoration. This conference is for: Stream and Beaver Restoration Professionals Land Use Managers Ecologists Engineers Road/Infrastructure Specialists​   Climate Change Experts and Policymakers In recent years an increasing body of knowledge has demonstrated the many ecological and economic benefits of beaver, as well as improved methods to partner with them to restore healthy…

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Pollinator Power Symposium (Hybrid Virtual and In Person)

June 23
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA + Google Map
$30 – $52

Pollinators play a crucial role in ecological survival. Neither humans nor earth’s terrestrial ecosystems could survive without them. Nearly 80% of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world – those that produce all of our food and industrial products –require pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the morning, learn about three indicator species–species that indicate the health of an environment. After lunch (included with in person registration) engage in breakout sessions on resources available locally,…

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July 2022

Green Roof Maintenance Pilot Training in DC (In Person)

July 28

CBLP is working with Designgreen and ecoLatinos, with funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, to develop and pilot a one-day green roof maintenance training for contractors in Washington, DC this summer. It's free! CBLP CEUs available

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August 2022

VNLA Field Day

August 4
Farm Brewery at Broad Run Broad Run, VA + Google Map
$45 – $65
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Northern Virginia Native Plants for Landscape Professionals Conference (In Person)

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topics: The changing role of landscaping - John Magee Best practices for tree planting and care - Jim McGlone Native tree choices - Jim McGlone John Magee is the owner of Magee Designs. One of Washington DC's most experienced landscape designers in the use of native plants in the landscape, he has been designing private and commercial residences for the past 20 years. Jim McGlone started his professional career as an economist and is now one of our region's most respected urban…

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Battery Operated Landscape Equipment Workshop: An Introduction to Low Impact Landscape Maintenance and Operations

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Dr
Germantown, 20876 United States
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Join the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) for an informative lunch and learn. This workshop will be held August 12th on the campus of Montgomery College, Germantown. MUNICIPAL / COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP The workshop is designed to educate the municipal and commercial workforce in the basics of implementing battery electric landscape maintenance and operations with classroom and live “hands-on” components.

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