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March 2021

Spring Into Action (virtual): Creating Impactful Connections

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 1:00 pm
$40 – $50

Connect with Watershed Stewards, restoration professionals, funders, local government, and more! Whether you're a seasoned Steward, a stormwater professional, or just getting started in the wide world of watershed restoration, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone. Featuring keynote address Going and Growing in a World of Clouds by Dr. Mamie Parker, former Assistant Director for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, executive coach, facilitator, transformational speaker, and founder of MA Parker and Associates. SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE: Innovative…

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Runoff Rendezvous

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - April 12 @ 12:30 pm

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) is a small non-profit organization dedicated to promoting more sustainable stormwater management in the Chesapeake Bay. CSN’s two-person team facilitates an interactive network of thousands of stormwater professionals to collaborate, share resources, and advance the science behind our work to restore urban watersheds across the Bay.  This year would have been CSN’s 10th Stormwater Partner’s Retreat, and while we are disappointed that we won’t be able to gather in-person, we are excited to announce our virtual…

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The Quest to Understand and Manage Phragmites (Virtual)

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since the 1970s, the invasive reed Phragmites australis has been taking over wetlands across the U.S. In this webinar, Smithsonian ecologists Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham will explore what set the stage for its explosive invasion, and share discoveries from over a decade of Phragmites research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. They will also highlight efforts to manage it, and discuss public perceptions of this not-so-friendly European visitor. This talk will be recorded! By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to watch live and receive…

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Today’s Menu: Managing Mature Trees

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This free lunchtime webinar is designed specifically for CBLPs!  Join Virginians Carol Heiser and Trista Imrich and guest panelists Dawn Taft from Maryland and Kristina Bezanson from Massachusetts for this presentation and panel discussion about caring for mature trees in the landscape. Please register in advance. 1 CBLP CEU

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Environmental Justice Conference (Virtual)

March 17 @ 3:30 pm - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts’ 2021 virtual conference addresses environmental justice as it pertains to clean and plentiful water, reconnected rivers, and healthy watersheds for all. Sign up for one, two or all of the three sessions and learn from local leaders and experts about this timely topic. The conference is free, although donations are encouraged to supplement the support of our sponsors, listed below. While much of the information is from southeastern Mass. and Rhode Island, the principles,…

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Native Bees 101 (Virtual)

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know there are over 400 different native bee species within Pennsylvania that help pollinate all of our flowering plants? Join Rebecca Lauver, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member, on March 18, 2021 at 6:30PM to learn more native bee facts like this! Rebecca is hosting a FREE interactive webinar all about native bees! Consider joining her to learn about the diversity of native bee genera within Pennsylvania – although this knowledge can be applied across…

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Lahr Native Plant Symposium (virtual)

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$60 – $75

The 34th Annual Lahr Symposium returns with its tradition of presenting subject matter experts on ecological, botanical, and horticultural advancements in a daylong program. Join us as we adapt to the past year of monumental change with this online event hosted by Arboretum staff. The invited speakers will join us live to present on current research on the ecology and impact of invasive species, explain how the entomological world impacts and reflects sustainability efforts in the urban landscape, and share…

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VIMS Living Shoreline Training (Virtual)

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about dynamic living shoreline designs for coastal resilience.  Registered participants can join a 2-hr virtual session with VIMS shoreline experts, plus have access to related materials for self-paced learning. Live Zoom Session: featuring Scott Hardaway & Donna Milligan, VIMS Shoreline Studies Program Topics include: ̶      Site-specific living shoreline design process under predictable (FEMA) and unpredictable water levels ̶      How to use design tools including conversions between NAVD88 & tidal benchmarks ̶      What is success for shore protection projects How to develop a monitoring plan with…

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May 2021

Envisioning a Just Future in Community Forests: A TreeVitalize Partners Conference (virtual)

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - May 12 @ 1:30 pm

This conference will bring together partners working in community forests. The themes include diversity, inclusion, and justice in community forests. The conference's panels will focus on agencies, organizations, and practitioners who are creating solutions for people and communities. The conference will help encourage and inspire solutions and strategies that can help you address issues facing your own communities. You will leave these discussions seeing how goals for justice, diversity, and inclusion serve both people and the environment. This conference will…

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Protecting America’s Founding River

May 19 - May 22

May 19, 6:30-8:00 PM & May 22, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Learn about the vast watershed of the James River, its importance to the ecology of Virginia and the threats facing its vitally important role in that ecology. In the first class of this two-part series, we explore the rich history and diverse ecology of the James River, examine the effects of pollutants on plant and animal species, and investigate the environmental regulations established to protect this natural resource and…

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