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August 2019

Practical Diagnostic Techniques for Landscape Managers

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Agricultural Farm Park Derwood, MD
$55 – $100

It's time to pull up the microscopes and examine insects and plant diseases- up close and personal.  This workshop offers a great opportunity for you to enhance your diagnostic skills and explore low-risk control methods. CBLP CEUs are available.

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North Creek Nurseries Field Day

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Creek Nurseries Landenburg, PA
$20 – $25

Join the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council for a field day at North Creek Nurseries! We will spend the afternoon exploring the nursery, their new production facility and a guided tour of their showcase gardens. Wine and cheese will be provided. $20 CCLC members; $25 public CBLP CEUs are available.

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September 2019

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St
Prince Frederick, MD

Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, then along a paved path that meanders through a natural area within King Park to view wild growing plants. Suggested Audience:  Professionals within the Landscape Industry (Licensed…

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River Smart Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshops

September 10 - September 24
DC DOEE Washington, DC

Hello District-Area Contractors:   The next free stormwater Trainings -in English y Español-  for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program will be held on Rain Barrel Training: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (rain date Sept. 17) Rain Garden Training: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (rain date Oct. 1) Who is eligible to attend?   Everyone. You do not need previous experience in rain garden installations to attend, but in order to become a RiverSmart Homes contractor, you will be required to have experience in landscape design/installation and knowledge of native…

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Workshop: Riparian Buffers for Landscape Professionals

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Paradise, PA

CBLP is working with our partners at Penn State, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and LandStudies to organize a one-day workshop, which will introduce landscape professionals to the design, installation, and management of riparian buffers. Topics include design aesthetics, multifunctional buffers, installation techniques, and planning for maintenance. The course includes classroom instruction and field experience. We will meet in Paradise, PA (Lancaster Co.) Registration is open. 6 CBLP CEUs are available.

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October 2019

Invasive Plants Management: An Overview for Landscape Professionals

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charlottesville, VA
$75 – $95

Registration is Open! This workshop is developed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, and is designed for certified CBLPs and other landscape professionals. Invasive plant species are highly detrimental to natural plant communities, and their presence must be taken into consideration when designing a space for a client.  In this workshop we’ll describe invasive plant species that are most problematic; explain various methods for controlling them; show site characteristics that encourage the growth of invasives; and…

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Train-The-Trainer Workshop: Homeowners Guide to Stormwater

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
971 N Colebrook Rd 971 North Colebrook Road Manheim, PA 17545

This event will teach you how to use the Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater both manually and digitally and how to use this resource in educational workshops, assisting with stormwater ordinances, assisting residents with stormwater issues, and other use. This event will be a hands-on training and the guide will be utilized by walking the Rapho Township property to learn how to assess a property's stormwater footprint. Please bring a device that can connect to WiFi to learn how to use…

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Upper & Middle James River Buffer Summit

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:15 pm
The Barn, 11851 W. James Anderson Hwy.
Buckingham, VA

Welcome to the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium! The Consortium is newly-formed initiative funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and convened by the James River Association. Additional information about the Consortium is below. The Summit will be from 9:30 am - 3:15 pm with networking time to follow and a tentative BMP site tour at 3:30 pm. Registration starts at 9:15 and lunch will be provided. We have a stellar line-up with speakers including Bobby Whitescarver, Riparian…

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Hands On: Tree Planting in PA

October 26 - November 9

Get outdoors and get your "hands on CEUs" planting trees with Penn State or with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay this fall. Upland Tree Planting near Grantville, Dauphin Co- October 26  9:00 AM to noon         East Hanover Township is planting 300 trees throughout their park. The trees will help reduce township maintenance, beautify the park while providing habitat for wildlife, provide shade and help reduce stormwater runoff. Tree planting in Lebanon - November 2, 9:00 AM-Noon The Creekside Homeowner’s Association planted a…

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November 2019

Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer Update

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series – UMass Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation Nate Siegert, Ph.D., will discuss the latest information pertaining to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and its continued spread across the urban forests of the U.S. and Canada. CEUs: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture and 0.5 Massachusetts Certified Arborist CEUs.  You may also count 1 CBLP CEU Where: Visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 214-633-115 For more information: http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/ or email Rick Harper at rharper@eco.umass.edu

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