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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Winter 2018 Training

    Registration is open for 2018 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification classes. CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain landscapes in the Bay watershed.  Visit http://cblpro.org/get-certified/ for information, and to apply for certification.

    CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:

    Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, emphasizing proper maintainence of stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
    Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs

    Level 1 training consists of one two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping and stormwater best management practices, with a field-based maintenance practicum. CBLP’s active learning program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice. Beginning in 2018, Level 1 candidates will also include training on BMP inspection and verification. Candidates receive unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics and a copy of CBLP’s sustainable landscape maintenance manual. Additional resources are available for free download. The Level 1 fee $425 includes training, materials, and examination.

    Level 1 certification exams will be given in multiple locations. Because this is a Bay-wide credential, candidates may take the class or exam in any location.

    Several classes are planned for early 2018:

    January 25-26, Lancaster, PA
    February 20-21, Arlington, VA
    March 13-14, Norfolk, VA
    March 19-20, Columbia, MD

    Dates for the next Level 2 Intensive Seminar will be announced shortly.

    A searchable, online directory of over 100 CBLP-certified landscape professionals is available at http://cblpro.org/directory/

    Candidates for Level 1 must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience in landscape design, installation, or maintenance. In order to qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs.

    For more information, visit http://cblpro.org or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator, beth@cblpro.org

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    Register Now for CCLC’ Turning a New Leaf Sustainable Landscaping Conference

    Early Registration for Turning A New Leaf Closes October 15!

    The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council will hold its 2017 Turning a New Leaf Conference on Friday, November 3, at the Hilton Washington Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. The conference provides
    professionals with the latest information on sustainable landscaping and low impact development best practices. Registration is open now at www.chesapeakelandscape.org/new-leaf/  with discounted early registration until October 15.

    This year’s keynote presentation is “The Design and Stewardship of Living Landscapes” by Rick Darke. Attendees choose from among twelve sessions in three tracks, Putting the Practical in Sustainable Landscape Practice; Plants, Wildlife, and Biodiversity: Understanding Pieces of the Puzzle; and Communication: What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainability. Highlights include an Eco-Marketplace filled with conference sponsors from around the Bay region, networking opportunities, and a book sale. CEUs are available.
    Join friends and make new connections at the Welcome Dinner on the evening of November 2, featuring Gem Bingol from the Piedmont Environmental Council, and presentation of the 3rd Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award.

    The conference program, agenda, registration and lodging details are online:

    http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/new-leaf/

     

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Training Next Week

    Get certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP)

    Join us for the final 2-day Level 1 Training Class of the summer:

    September 14-15, 2017

    9:00 – 3:30

    Montgomery County, MD

    Day 1 is an interactive classroom session in Derwood, MD on conservation landscaping and stormwater topics.  Day 2 is a field-based stormwater BMP maintenance practicum in Rockville. Developed by regional experts and led by instructors David Hirschman and Sara Tangren, this training focuses on collaborative practice and adaptive management strategies.  CBLP candidates who complete the training may take the Level 1 exam in Derwood on November 15, or because CBLP is a Bay-wide credential, candidates may sit for the exam in any location.

    To apply online for Level 1 certification, or to learn more about CBLP, visit cblpro.org

    Questions? Contact Beth Ginter at beth@cblpro.org

     

     

     

     

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Training – New Class Added!

    A new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 certification class has been added in Montgomery County, MD, on September 14-15, 2017. Apply for certification online: cblpro.org/register/

    Additional CBLP classes are scheduled for next month:

    July 17-18, Virginia Beach, VA

    July 24-25, Lancaster, PA

    CBLP is a new certification for professionals who design, install or maintain sustainable landscapes.  Level 1 training consists of a two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping and stormwater best management practices, with a field-based maintenance practicum. CBLP’s active learning program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice.

    Because CBLP is a Bay-wide certification, candidates may attend class and sit for the exam in any location. Level 1 certification exams will be given in multiple locations in MD, VA, and PA, August 2017-January 2018.

    The Level 1 package fee is $425, and includes the two-day class, unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics, a live exam preparation webinar, and the examination fee.

    Questions?  Contact Beth Ginter at beth@thehoneybeegroup.com or visit cblpro.org

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Training

    Join us for CBLP training, May 16-17, in Baltimore.   Advance registration is required and space is limited. More info and registration: http://cblpro.org/get-certified/

    CBLP is a new certification for professionals who design, install or maintain sustainable landscapes.  Level 1 training consists of a two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping and stormwater best management practices, with a field-based maintenance practicum. CBLP’s active learning program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice.

    Level 1 certification exams will be given in multiple locations in MD, VA, and PA, August 2017-January 2018.

    The Level 1 package fee is $425, and includes the two-day class, unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics, a live exam preparation webinar, and the examination fee.

    Additional classes will be held later this spring/summer in Richmond, Annapolis, Virginia Beach and Lancaster, PA.  More details at cblpro.org

    Questions?  Contact Beth Ginter at beth@chesapeakelandscape.org

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    Register Now for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification

    Registration is now open for 2017 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification. CBLP is a new voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.  Visit http://cblpro.org/training-calendar/ for information about dates and fees, and to apply for certification.

    The two-day Level 1 training classes are being held May-July 2017 in Baltimore, Annapolis, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Lancaster, PA.

    CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:

    Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with emphasis on how to properly maintain stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
    Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs

    A searchable, online directory of CBLP-certified landscape professionals is available at http://cblpro.org

    Candidates for Level 1 must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience in landscape design, installation, or maintenance. In order to qualify for Level 2, professionals must first complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs.

    For more information, visit http://cblpro.org or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator, beth@chesapeakelandscape.org

     

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    CBLP Pilot Certification Classes Ongoing- Register Now!

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    Register now for the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Profession (CBLP) pilot program certification!  Several dates have sold out and new classes were added to accommodate additional candidates, but we expect registration to fill soon. CBLP is a new, voluntary credentialing system for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes, with an emphasis on stormwater retrofits, and conservation landscaping with native plant species to benefit the environment.

    Across the Bay Region, local government and non-governmental organizations are asking property owners to increase the use of these small-scale, residential stewardship practices for a healthier Chesapeake Bay.  The CBLP credential will help connect consistently-trained professionals with potential employers, and will ultimately ensure that these practices function properly, in order to meet runoff, nutrient and sediment reduction goals.

    The CBLP Pilot Program is now ongoing at locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In 2017, the program will expand to other states across the Bay watershed.

    All candidates are required to complete a one-day, field-based maintenance practicum and an exam. Optional webinars and a review workshop are also available.  Classes continue until December 1. Exams will be held in December and January. Visit cblpro.org for more information, including dates, fees, locations, and to download study materials.

    Contact Beth Ginter at beth@chesapeakelandscape.org for more information.

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    Landscape Professionals: Register Now for New Bay-wide Certification!

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    Registration is open at cblpro.org for the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Profession (CBLP) certification.  CBLP is a new, voluntary credentialing system for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes, with a special emphasis on stormwater retrofits, and conservation landscaping with native species to benefit the environment. Across the Bay Region, local government and non-governmental organizations are asking property owners to increase the use of these small-scale, residential stewardship practices for a healthier Chesapeake Bay.  The CBLP credential will help connect consistently-trained professionals with potential employers, and will ultimately ensure that these practices function properly, in order to meet runoff, nutrient and sediment reduction goals.

    The CBLP Pilot Program will be held in autumn 2016, at locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In 2017, the program will expand to other states across the Bay watershed.

    All candidates are required to complete a one-day, field-based maintenance practicum and an exam. Training classes begin in early October. Exams will be held in December and January. Visit cblpro.org for more information, including dates, fees, locations, and to download study materials.

    Contact Beth Ginter at beth@chesapeakelandscape.org for more information.

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    New Regional Certification for Landscape Professionals Coming Soon

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    Registration for the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification pilot program will open via our website, cblpro.org, in early September.

    This Bay-wide certification for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes and small scale stormwater practices will be piloted in Virginia, Maryland and DC October 2016 – January 2017. CBLP will expand across the region in 2017.  CBLP is being developed by a Consortium of partners: Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, University of Maryland Extension/ Maryland Sea Grant, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners, and Wetlands Watch, with guidance from technical experts, including local governments, watershed groups, educational institutions and trade organizations.

    Across the Bay watershed, local governments, non-governmental organizations and neighborhoods are asking land owners and landscapers to increase the use of the small, residential-scale stewardship practices for a healthier Chesapeake Bay.  When designed, installed and maintained properly, small-scale BMP’s (best management practices) such as rain gardens, bioswales, permeable hardscapes, tree, buffers and other native plantings, rainwater harvesting are effective in reducing stormwater runoff and pollution originating from a property while also supporting biodiversity and habitat restoration. The CBLP credential will help connect consistently trained professionals with potential employers and clients, and ultimately ensure that these practices function properly, in order to meet runoff, sediment and nutrient reduction goals.

    In return for discounted fees during the initial pilot, all CBLP candidates are asked to provide substantive feedback regarding the credential content and process.

    For more information about certification requirements, the pilot training calendar, and fees, visit cblpro.org

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    Sustainable Landscapes at the Arboretum

    Registration will close on Friday morning at 10 AM for “Sustainable Landscapes at the Arboretum: A Field Day for Landscape Professionals.”  The cost is $35 and includes the tour and discussion, light refreshments, a one-year CCLC membership, and a copy of CCLC’s Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping.  Discounted registration is $25 for  current CCLC, FONA, or ASLA Potomac Chapter members.

    More details and registration info in the attached flyer, or:
    http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/events/field-day-sustainable-landscaping-at-the-arboretum/

    Please feel free to share this info with others who might be interested, or post the attached flyer.

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    Hope to see you there!

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    Sustainable Landscapes At the National Arboretum: A Field Day for Landscape Professionals

    Jointly Sponsored by the US National Arboretum, Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, and ASLA Potomac Chapter.

    Visit the “Grass Roots” exhibit with Coordinator, Geoff Rinehart, and landscape designer, Jenny Wienckowski. Learn about the Springhouse Run stream restoration. Tour Fern Valley Native Plant Collection with Curator, Joan Feely. Take home a copy of CCLC’s Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping. Enjoy light refreshments.

    Advance Registration Is Required: $35 for nonmembers; $25 for CCLC, FONA or Potomac ASLA members

    Please register online by Thursday, April 21

    http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/events/field-daysustainable-landscaping-at-the-arboretum/

    Questions? Contact Beth Ginter

    beth@thehoneybeegroup.com

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