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April 2020

Garden Stories

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audubon Naturalist Society Chevy Chase,MD
$40 – $55

In our age of environmental anxiety, gardens can be places of respite for us, as well as powerful agents of environmental healing with plant communities that feed and shelter wildlife, and green engineering that prevents erosion, flooding and pollution. Four accomplished landscape designers will share stories about particular gardens they have designed, including their favorite native plants, and lessons learned through success and failure along the way. Alongside the event, Izel Native Plants will offer an assortment of plants for…

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Webinar: Modifying Tree Planting Sites in the Built Environment

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of techniques to modify or create tree planting sites in sidewalks, parking lots, and patios. As these modifications are very site specific, the presentation will provide introductions to different techniques rather than strict design prescriptions or standards.

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Webinar: Planting Design Considerations

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On Wednesdays at noon, ELA invites you on A Walk in the Garden, a virtual weekly diversion as we adjust to the restrictions that the COVID-19 virus has forced onto our lives. Presented as free webinars to gardeners everywhere, these presentations invite garden and landscape experts to share gardening tips, beautiful images, and inspiration. We hope anyone who is isolating, quarantining, or sheltering-in-place will find comfort and collective strength with a communal walk in the garden. A (Virtual) Walk in the Garden…

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May 2020

Forest Management Webinar Series

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - July 3 @ 1:00 pm

As we welcome in the spring tree planting season, we are also unfortunately faced with limitations on our ability to get out and plant because of coronavirus-related restrictions. While we may be stuck inside for the time being, this provides a great opportunity to brush up on our knowledge and skills on urban and community forestry management and arboriculture. To this end, the Penn State Extension Urban and Community Forestry team is pleased to offer a free weekly webinar series…

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June 2020

Native Bees with Sam Droege

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bees are tiny, one bush or one clump of perennials is often all it takes to foster native bees in your yard. Within a mile of your yard (urban or rural) there are at least over 100 species of bees looking for the right plants. Decline of honeybees is well documented, but trends in local native bee species remain uncertain. What do we know about native bees? Learn from Sam Droege, wildlife biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center,…

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July 2020

Webinar: Rx for Hot Cities: Urban Greening and Cooling to Reduce Heat-Related Mortality in Los Angeles and Beyond

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Extreme heat and its health impacts are on the rise. Annually, extreme heat already causes more deaths in the United States than all other weather-related causes combined, with effects most pronounced in urban areas. Reducing urban heat exposure is an equity issue, as low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to live in neighborhoods with older buildings, low tree cover, more heat-retaining surfaces, and limited access to coping mechanisms such as air conditioning. In this webinar, Edith de Guzman will…

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Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Workshop

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive
$85 – $105

New Date! Organized and hosted by the Virginia Department of Game in Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, in collaboration with CCLC and the CBLP program. Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of well-maintained landscapes for ensuring that the habitat quality of native plant gardens and stormwater practices remain highly functional, to sustain biodiversity and retain aesthetic appeal. Visit a conservation landscape on site and discuss maintenance challenges and requirements Work collaboratively, using the CBLP Maintenance Manual, to develop a landscape maintenance plan…

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Webinar: Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Did you know Pennsylvania is home to over 430 species of bees? Learn all about the bees of Pennsylvania at the Pollinator Series: Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania LIVE webinar! How the species are different from each other What species are native to North America How you can help conserve bees 1 CBLP CEU

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ASCE EWRI Low Impact Development Conference Online

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
$60 – $295

The Low Impact Development (LID) Conference series is organized by members of the ASCE-EWRI Urban Water Resources Research Council who are leaders in the development of LID and green infrastructure technology. This conference provides a national forum to present the latest developments, technologies and case studies related to LID and green infrastructure technology. The International LID Conference will highlight new and continuing work including research, developments, and community adoption of LID throughout the United States and internationally. All sessions are…

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RiverSmart Homes Rain Garden Training for Contractors

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a free virtual rain garden training on Wednesday, September 23rd. This training is intended for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program in Washington, DC. 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 plant selection…

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