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April 2019

Hands-On: Buffer Planting in Pennsylvania

April 6 - April 27
Free

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay needs many hands (20-50 volunteers for each event) to help plant riparian buffers. You may count your this toward your CBLP hands on CEUs. April 6th – Lititz, PA – 8am to 2pm April 13th – Ephrata, PA – 10am to 1pm April 13th – Lancaster City – 2pm to 6pm April 27th – Manheim Township, Lancaster, PA – 9am to Noon April 27th – Narvon, PA – 2pm to 6pm Items to consider: Feel free…

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Webinar: Plants for Bioretention

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss some of the theory behind the interaction between plants and bioretention soil mix, reasons for plant selection, native plants, plants that accumulate contaminants, and some of the installation and maintenance issues related to bioretention. Organized by Virginia DEQ, and open to CBLPs. This is free but you must register in advance. Use this link for April 8: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5728480167364946435 The course will be repeated on April 22 from 2-3 PM.  Use this link for April 22: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7797932574653376259 1…

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Webinar: Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Stewardship of natural resources in the context of disturbance

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series Massive social-ecological disturbance and disasters have struck the United States in recent years. In 2017 alone, the country dealt with devastation, destruction, and displacement from three major hurricanes, a nearly unprecedented wildfire season, and senseless acts of violence and terrorism. The magnitude of these disasters requires appropriate, large-scale coordinated emergency response and recovery efforts. Both research and practice demonstrate that natural resource stewardship activities can play a role in helping communities to…

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Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$140

Demand for native meadows, particularly as an alternative to lawn, is increasing, and yet few types of landscape plantings are more misunderstood, with many failures resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants.  Far better results can be obtained when the plants and processes used reflect the ecological character of our naturally occurring meadow communities.  More than one-year wonders, meadows modeled on these ecosystems can provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of wildlife and…

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Webinar: Urban Forestry Today

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join Cornell University diagnosticians Daniel Gilrein & Margery Daughtrey for the 'Urban Forestry Today' webcast as they outline the insects & diseases prevalent in 2018, to better understand what we might encounter in 2019. To connect, go to www.joinwebinar.com & enter: 804-281-3551 CBLP CEU is available 

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Native Woody Plants

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$140

Join us for an overview of the native woody plants of the Philadelphia region. We will explore the difference between native and introduced plants and gain an understanding of how native plants perform in the landscape, the built environment, and the ecosystems around us. We will be using The Sibley Guide to Trees as our reference to compile a list of native trees that will be of help to you in designing and constructing landscape projects. There will be an…

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Webinar: Habitat Implementation: Seeding Natives on Rights of Way

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of seeding native habitat on rights-of-way. Key topics will include: fundamentals of seed mix design; native seed sourcing and supply; site assessment and preparation; different techniques for field implementation; and considerations for subsequent maintenance and management. Our expert panel of presenters will include: - Jessi Strinmoen, Shooting Star Native Seeds - Andy Ernst or Mark Fiely, Ernst Conservation Seed - John Seymour, Roundstone Native Seeds, LLC. - Michael Retterer, Pheasants Forever, Inc. Register online…

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Webinar – Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program: Tools for Researchers, Conservation Professionals, and Citizen Scientists

April 23 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Laura Lukens and Jennifer Thieme from the Monarch Joint Venture will discuss the goals, structure, and uses of the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP). The IMMP is a national initiative to capture information about both monarchs and their habitats across geographies and land use types. Data will be used to update population and habitat models, as well as inform how habitat conservation efforts may influence population and habitat dynamics. Viewers will learn how researchers, conservation professionals, and citizen scientists can…

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Hands On Volunteer Opportunities in Hampton Roads

April 26 - July 16
Free

The Elizabeth River Project has numerous opportunities to assist with various installations of Living Shorelines, Native Grasses, and Oyster Castles in Virginia Beach and Norfolk this spring and early summer.   This is a great way to learn about these specialized restoration practices.  The dates, times, and locations are listed on their website volunteer page.  You must register in advance, online-- see link below. You may count your hours toward your CBLP Hands On CEU requirement. Please contact Grace Saunders if…

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May 2019

Building Momentum for Coastal Resilience

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Gloucester Point, VA
$25

Workshop Goal: Multiple actions are currently underway in Virginia to address current and future coastal risk.  Shoreline communities are on the front lines dealing with tidal flooding, sea level rise, shoreline erosion, and development.  Managers and practitioners are working to protect natural storm buffers, promote effective living shorelines, and educate the public.  This workshop provides an opportunity for Virginia's shoreline management community to come together to learn, discuss, and build momentum for addressing coastal resilience. Planned Workshop Topics: Virginia’s Coastal Resilience Master…

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