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October 2020

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinars

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join the Green Storwmater Infrastructure Series webinars to learn how research and work across Pennsylvania are providing cost effective approaches to managing stormwater. Explore how to properly prepare soils, select appropriate vegetation, plant, and maintain green stormwater infrastructure systems. Nine different webinars in the series, on a variety of topics, including one on why to choose CBLP-certified pros for collaborations!  Other topics include: Putting the “Green” in Green Infrastructure Planning and Designing Cost-Effective Green Streets: Case Studies and Lessons Learned Trees: A…

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Living Shorelines for Landscape Professionals

October 16, 2020
$75 – $90

This event is moving online! The new date is Friday, October 16, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM We will follow up the online course with an optional half-day field tour in the Annapolis area on the afternoon of October 20. Registration fee covers online course + field visit. 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…

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Riparian Buffer Workshop and Volunteer Day

October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manheim, PA

Join us as we replant a riparian buffer along Dellinger Run. Some of you might remember the significant flooding of 2018 that damaged the tree planting at the Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center. We will be replanting the upper section of this buffer. We will be following CDC guidelines and require you to register for the event and agree to wear a mask during the planting. For more details and to register, visit: https://extension.psu.edu/riparian-buffer-lancaster You may use this…

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Webinar Series: Natural Area Management

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $55

Join this webinar series and learn about expanding Green Industry services to your clientele, and earn a variety of forestry-related recertification credits. Perhaps you manage land for an organization, work with volunteers, or are just an interested landowner? Then this four-part webinar series is for you! The Woods in Your Backyard Partnership has created a multi-state program for Green Industry professionals to gain knowledge and skills useful for providing additional services to clientele with small acreage properties. Natural area management…

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Today’s Menu: Riparian Buffers for Landscape Pros

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Save the date for this free lunchtime webinar.  Advance registration will open soon, and is required. Join this esteemed gathering of certified CBLPs to learn more about riparian buffers.  What is a buffer? How do buffers improve water quality from local streams down to the Bay?  What is the role of landscape pros in implementing and managing buffers? Speakers include: Kate Austin, City of Lancaster, PA Jimmy Dick, EQR, MD Amber Ellis, James River Association, VA Dave Hirschman, Hirschman Water…

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Chesapeake Watershed Forum

October 29, 2020 - October 30, 2020
$50 – $75

Registration opens on August 24. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (to be held online October 29 – 30) is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network among each other, and celebrate our successes. Through our…

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November 2020

Webinar: Reducing Stormwater Runoff with Biochar Addition to Soils in Ellicott City

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The University of Delaware, in conjunction with Howard Ecoworks, conducted an innovative research project to test the runoff reduction potential of biochar as a soil amendment. Biochar was amended to two test sites in Ellicott City, MD, and infiltration and other soil properties were monitored over a 1.5-year period. The impact of biochar on increasing stormwater infiltration rates and annual average stormwater infiltration will be presented. This work was funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 1 CBLP CEU

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December 2020

Volunteer Opportunity: Riparian Buffer Planting in Virginia

December 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

If you love our river, join us in protecting the James by volunteering to help plant the native tree seedlings, or maintain our current projects in Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties! Meeting locations will be shared upon registration. All tools and instruction will be provided and you will be working alongside our staff.. All ages are welcome, but youth under age 18 should have a parent or guardian present, and participants will need to be comfortable being outside for several hours,…

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Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference

December 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

In an examination of the world in which we currently live, one can’t help but see how interconnected the health of the environment is with the lives and health of the people living in its midst. Our 2020 theme, Clean Waters, Healthy Humans: The Environment Rx, is an exploration of that link. Concurrent sessions will include Streams 101, Clean Waters and Healthy Humans, Blue Carbon and Near-Shore Sequestration, Chesapeake Bay Water Quality, Data Gaps and How to Handle Them, Chesapeake Bay TMDL, PFAS, and Stream Restoration. The morning plenary…

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January 2021

Mid Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

January 12 @ 8:00 am - January 14 @ 5:00 pm
$85 – $255

MAHSC is an annual education event for professionals in horticulture and allied industries including arboriculture, landscape management, and landscape design & architecture. Dynamic keynotes and engaging concurrent sessions keep you up-to-date with best practices, industry news, technology, and research that are relevant to your work. MAHSC 2021 will be a fully virtual conference experience with the same quality information, presenters, and continuing education credits as an in-person conference. Registration is open. CBLP CEUs will be available

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