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October 2021

RiverSmart Homes Contractor Training (Virtual)

October 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment for a free virtual rain garden training on Tuesday, October 19th from 2-5pm. The RiverSmart Homes landscaping program is currently looking to take on new landscaping companies to help us install rain gardens and BayScapes (conservation landscaping) throughout Washington, DC. If you are interested in becoming a RiverSmart landscaping contractor, this is the first step in the process, additional requirements will be explained in the training. If you are…

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Buffer Field Day in MD

October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$10 – $15

The Maryland Riparian Field Day will consist of field visits to 3 riparian buffer sites: 2 in Prince George’s County and 1 in Howard County. Learn from buffer implementation teams about how these buffers improved the water quality and habitat of the area, as well as reduced costs. 2.5 CBLP CEUs

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Benefits of Native Lawn Alternatives in Preserving Remnant Canopy Trees (Virtual)

October 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter, invites you to a presentation by Rod Simmons who will review how environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional lawn and turf cultivation benefit remnant canopy trees. These alternatives help with tree preservation as well as other native vegetation, soil microorganisms, and insects and pollinators.

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Riparian Buffer Summit (Virtual)

October 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

It's time for the third annual Buffer Summit hosted by the Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium! The online Buffer Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 from 10:00 am- 2:30 pm (with breaks). We have an exciting line-up of speakers and networking sessions to engage with other Consortium members and partners working in the watershed.  Agenda highlights are in this flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1goCJQkan0wt9KaX8SkDZKiBOVuXRIi9s/view This is a free event, but you must register in advance. CBLP CEUs are…

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Hands On Events: PA Buffer Planting with Penn State

October 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Riparian Buffer Planting- Friday, October 29, 9:00 AM- Noon, Lancaster Join Penn State, Stroud, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and other partner organizations in Lancaster to plant about 1000 trees at Overlook Park. Registration is now open! https://forms.gle/GskPhS5oeC1Y8PxV8  Riparian Buffer and Live Staking Event- Saturday, November 13, 9:00 AM- 11:30 AM, Hummelstown Join Penn State, Manada Conservancy, and the Crestview HOA to plant the 3rd phase of a riparian buffer in a community park. We will be planting 100 trees and planting live stakes along the banks of…

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November 2021

Chesapeake Watershed Forum (Virtual)

November 1, 2021 - November 5, 2021
$50 – $75

The year 2025 marks a historic milestone for the Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration movement. The 2010 Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) set forth necessary nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction targets in a pollution diet that will achieve a level of bay health meeting the survival, growth, and reproduction needs of its living resources. The TMDL aims to have the seven jurisdictions put in place by 2025 all the best management practices necessary to provide, over time, the reductions…

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Environmental Justice Panel Discussion (Virtual)

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how race and class impact environmentalism? Join this virtual discussion about environmental justice issues in Maryland and learn what steps you can take to support community leaders in advancing equity in Anne Arundel County and throughout the region. This virtual program will be moderated by Carmera Thomas-Wilhite, The Conservation Fund, with Jan-Michael Archer, University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, Kate Fritz, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Ramon Palencia-Calvo, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Randy K. Rowel, Chesapeake Research Consortium as panelists This program is presented…

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Intro to Sustainable Landscaping

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Audubon Naturalist Society Chevy Chase, MD

Do you work with a landscape contractor in the DC area who hasn't yet attended CBLP training and would be interested in learning about sustainable landscaping?  Please let them know about this bilingual half-day course! Audubon Naturalist Society is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional program to offer a free Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping. The program will be delivered in English and Spanish, with lunch and bilingual materials provided. The workshop is possible thanks to a grant from the…

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December 2021

Today’s Menu: Greening Southside RVA (webinar)

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and join us for Today's Menu! We will hear from Ann Jurczyk, Director VA Outreach and Advocacy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Amy Wentz, Co-founder, Southside ReLeaf Heat island data collected by volunteers during the summer of 2016 kick-started implementation efforts to reduce the amount of heat-absorbing asphalt and increase the amount of cooling tree canopy in Southside Richmond. CBF and Southside ReLeaf have joined forces to involve and engage neighborhoods in formerly redlined, currently under-resourced communities to…

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Turning a New Leaf Conference (Virtual + Field Events)

December 8, 2021 - December 10, 2021
$25 – $140

CCLC's 2021 Turning a New Leaf Conference will be held virtually on December 8-9, from 9 AM - 3 PM, and will be followed by live field events in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on December 10. This year, we are highlighting collaborations that normalize sustainable practices and ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.  Some of our topics are climate change,  green mulch, landscaping impacts on pollinators, expanding the workforce, ensuring equity in design & planning, beavers and stream restoration, working…

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