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February 2021

Natural Area Management Services Webinar Series: Grow Your Business

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 8:30 pm
$40 – $85

In fall of 2020, The Woods In Your Backyard Partnership offered a multi-state program for Green Industry Professionals to gain knowledge and skills useful for providing additional services to clientele with small acreage properties. The Advanced Level II webinar series will provide four weeks of in-depth training with two evening webinars per week on the following topics: 1) wildlife habitat enhancement and conflicts; 2) residential riparian buffer installation and maintenance; 3) woodland health practices and harvesting; and 4) managing competing and invasive vegetation and…

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An Invitation To Bid: Maintenance and Cost Estimating (virtual)

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$75 – $95

Registration is Now Closed for This CBLP Workshop This interactive online course is a follow up to the maintenance planning workshop hosted by CBLP in July 2020.  The new class, which will be led by maintenance guru, Jason Swope, will take maintenance planning to the next level, with a focus on cost estimating, developing contracts and responding to RFPs. This course is designed with practicing CBLPs in mind, but is also open to the public. 4.5 CBLP CEUs will be…

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NYBG Winter Lecture Series (Virtual)

February 25 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 12:00 pm
New York Botanic Garden
$15 – $18

Two lectures will be offered: February 25, 11 AM - 12 PM Leslie Bennett: Gardens of Sanctuary Founder and owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, Leslie Bennett designs, builds, and maintains edible and culturally resonant landscapes that are beautiful and productive. The gardens she creates provide visual, physical, and cultural inspiration-along with nourishing organic harvests of food, flowers and medicinal herbs. With degrees from Harvard, Columbia Law School, and University College London in the fields of environmental law,cultural property, and…

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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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The Quest to Understand and Manage Phragmites (Virtual)

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

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
Free

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
Free

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
Free

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
Free

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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