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October 2018

Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal in Baltimore County

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gunpoweder Falls State Park Parkton, MD

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is seeking volunteers to participate in a Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal event in Baltimore County this Sunday, October 21. Volunteers will be split into two groups: Trail Maintenance: Learn the proper techniques, such as rock armoring and rolling grade dips, to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality. Invasive Plant Removal: Learn about common invasive plants that interfere with the health of our forests; methods for invasive plant removal; and then plant native species that benefit local…

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Webinar: Leaf Spots, Scorches, & Wilts Affecting Southeastern US Deciduous Trees

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Foliage and vascular wilt diseases affecting deciduous trees in urban landscapes, including anthracnose, fungal leaf spots, bacterial leaf scorch, Verticillium wilt, and more will be covered with a focus on identification and management. Presented by: Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward - Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Georgia Register/attend: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/leaf-spots-scorches-and-wilts-affecting-southeastern-us-deciduous-trees 1 CBLP CEU will be available

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November 2018

DESIGNING WITH INTENTIONALITY THE CHARLES F. GILLETTE FORUM ON LANDSCAPE DESIGN

November 2
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA
$85

In this year’s Gillette Forum, we gather to discuss our growing and altered understanding of how to shape the land to honor natural processes, to create meaningful places that are healthy for humans and the natural world.  We act with intentionality to embrace and explore solutions to contemporary and social issues. Landscape architects and designers now see that actions once considered separate and apart from natural processes are anything but. The contemporary act of design gathers the multiple threads of…

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SHIFTING LANDSCAPES: TRADITION & TRENDS

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA
$80 – $100

Join us to celebrate 80 years of Horticulture with a one-day symposium in our newly renovated Administration Auditorium. Topics include a look at Norfolk Botanical Garden’s past, present and future, climate change and its impact on local plants, great garden plants for our region and natural landscape design. Added Bonus Take Home a FREE Tree. As part of our Green initiative, we are giving away 2,000 Virginia Stock Longleaf Pine trees on November 3rd. It’s the tree that built Tidewater. 8:00 AM Registration Opens…

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“Hands On” CEU Opportunity in Baltimore

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library Square Park, 158 Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Free

Join Blue Water Baltimore’s Environmental Sustainability Team in partnership with our community partners, Waterfront Partnership, Southeast CDC and Friends of Library Square for this unique volunteer experience, where you will learn all about how to properly care for a rain garden and bioretention system. Learn all about best stormwater practices as we work to beautify the rain gardens at Library Square in Highlandtown near Patterson Park! Activities may include planting, trash cleanup, weeding or general beautification. Earn credits toward your…

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Virginia Coastal Partners Workshop

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia DEQ Richmond, VA
Free

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Welcome & Tribal Invocation David Paylor, Director, DEQ (invited) Chief Stephen Adkins, Chickahominy Tribe Opening Remarks: Multiple Benefits of Coastal Conservation Jeff Payne, Director, Office for Coastal Management/NOAA Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources (Invited) Analysis of Economic Benefits of Land Conservation: Recent Results   Opportunities for Funding Habitat Restoration Projects Addressing Water Quality Ecotourism Benefits of Conserved Land & Coastal Waters: Connecting Trails and Improving Interpretive Signage Ocean Issues: Data, Offshore Energy and Marine Debris Strengthening Federal…

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Trees Matter Symposium

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran's Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the seventh annual Trees Matter Symposium.  Presentations will  focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. Trees provide many benefits: they cleanse and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our urban and suburban areas. We encourage all arborists, landscape industry and environmental/green industry professionals,…

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ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winterthur Museum & Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE,
$119 – $193

Examining Nature as Medicine: Designing Landscapes that Improve Quality of Life and the Human Psyche This conference explores the intersection of ecological landscape design and its effect on human beings. Sometimes referred to as Social Landscape Design or Ecological Psychology, emerging research is taking a closer look at the interaction of people and landscapes. Join ELA on November 15th for leading-edge research, compelling case studies, and practical strategies to consider in your future designs. CBLP CEUs are available.

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December 2018

PaxCon 2018 – Climate Change and the Patuxent River: Local Implications of Global Issues

December 5
National Wildlife Visitors Center Laurel, MD + Google Map
$30 – $50

The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River.  To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection. PAXCON 2018 will feature current research on climate change impacts within the Patuxent River watershed, as well as highlight strategies and methods that can be applied to climate change research, management, communication, and advocacy on the…

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Ecological Plant Conference

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn, NY
$85 – $149

Cultivation, propagation, behavior, and ecological function will be highlighted, with an emphasis on plant communities. Presenters will delve into the interactions between individual plants and the complex interactions among plant communities, as well as interactions with the plant’s environment. Noted plant masters Carol Gracie, Andi Pettis, Laura Hansplant, Bill Logan, and Don Leopold will lead this rare opportunity to delve into the world of plants. This conference is an opportunity for professional gardeners, horticulturists, landscape architects, and designers to explore deeply…

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