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October 2019

Upper & Middle James River Buffer Summit

October 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Free

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

Invasive Plant Workshops

November 5, 2019 - November 23, 2019
$20 – $25

Workshops will enable you to learn how to confidently identify and manage invasive plants in the spring.  Topics to be covered include: identifying invasive plants, best seasonal practices for each invasive, control methods, planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants, and more.  There will also be an opportunity to identify plants, so bring samples of your mystery plants.  To learn more and to register, see https://blueridgeprism.org/.  Offered by Blue Ridge Prism.    ++ November 5, 2019 (1-5pm) -- Boyce, VA…

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Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer Update

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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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Webinar: Health Benefits of City Trees: Research Evidence & Economic Values

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

TREE Fund Webinar Series November 19, 2019, 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern Time  An ever-growing, international body of research points to many human health and wellness benefits that result from nearby nature experiences. But what about trees? Two recent reviews have explored, first, the studies that focus on the urban forest and health response, and second, on the economics of human health effects. In this webinar Dr. Kathleen Wolf will share the highlights of both reviews. Presented by: Dr. Kathleen…

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December 2019

Trees Matter Symposium: Green Cities Summit

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC
$95 – $130

Save the Date!  Michael Dirr is a featured speaker! Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the eighth annual conference — Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit. 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 clean and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife…

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Turning a New Leaf Conference

December 6, 2019
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council's 2019 Turning a New Leaf conference, will be held in Harrisburg, PA. Highlights: Keynote Speaker: Thomas Ranier Three tracks: Streams and Surrounding Landscapes Landscaping in a Changing Climate Designing with Native Plant Communities Afternoon Plenary Speaker: Nancy Striniste Registration opens September 15. Join us for one of two field trips (stream restoration or meadows), followed by a welcome dinner on December 5, and the conference on December 6. David Hirschman will receive the Marcy Damon…

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January 2020

Webinar: Investigating the Stormwater: Quantity and Quality Impacts of Urban Trees

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

Speakers: Bill Selbig, USGS Rebecca Dohn, City of Nashville A community with dense overhead tree canopy may benefit from reduced stormwater runoff volume through interception, transpiration, and infiltration but may also suffer from excess nutrients leached to nearby receiving waters from leaf litter. Bill Selbig will highlight ongoing research to help managers assess stormwater volume reduction potential of urban trees as well as understand how municipal leaf collection and street cleaning programs can limit the amount of nutrients in stormwater runoff. Rebecca Dohn will…

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New Directions in the American Landscape

January 9 - January 10
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA
$345 – $370

The Culture-Ecology Bond: Perspectives for Designers Culture and ecology exist in a dynamic relationship: culture shapes ecology and vice versa. Our 2020 conference will explore this feedback loop as it pertains to landscape design and management. From historical as well as contemporary perspectives, our presenters will consider the complex, sometimes overlooked ways in which culture and ecology interact and what this means for how ecology-based design can be most effective. Register by December 16 for early (discounted) rate. 12 CBLP…

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Mid Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

January 14 - January 16
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA

Registration is open now for MAHSC.  Excellent sessions! Many CBLP CEUs! In addition to the regular MAHSC sessions, CBLP is hosting a special workshop, designed for maintenance crews and crew leaders, on Thursday, January 16. Send your crew or favorite contractor! Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Program - ​Sustainable Stormwater BMP Management Certificate Training This one-day certificate course is designed to introduce landscape and stormwater maintenance crews, crew managers, and advanced crew managers to Chesapeake Bay protection, conservation landscaping, and stormwater…

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