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CitiesAlive Conference: Rising to the Stormwater Challenge

Join green roof and wall industry leaders this November in North America’s foremost city for green roof policy and implementation – Washington, DC – for the CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference.

CitiesAlive will focus on stormwater management with technical sessions on policy, research, emerging technologies and design. Explore the science behind green roof and wall performance and learn how these technologies are enabling designers to meet municipal stormwater management requirements.

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Blue Water Baltimore Hiring Nursery Manager

The Case for High Mowing

As a matter of courtesy to our neighbors, most of us make some level of effort to keep our yards in check. For many homeowners, a flawless green carpet is the minimum standard to which everyone should be aspiring. But every year, come the beginning of summer, regardless of how much fertilizing and weeding and watering is invested, the lawn seems to give up the ghost, just in time for outdoor parties, tag football games and family reunion photos.

Fortunately, there are a couple of simple tweaks that can be made to our existing lawn care practices that can mitigate this. If you are a meticulous lawn owner, these will reduce your required efforts and hopefully some of the stress. If you are a casual lawn owner, you will have a healthier, more resilient lawn with no additional effort.

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Native Plant Sales 2016

Ever have difficulty finding native plants near you? We’re compiling a list of native plant sales throughout the Chesapeake region in 2016. Check back often for updates and send us a message if you know of a sale that should be on this list!

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Reforesting your Neighborhood Workshop

Reforesting Your Neighborhood
Learn to create residential wooded ecosystems using the sustainable landscaping principles of woodland gardening

January 16th 2016 in Westminster, MD

Sara Tangran and Lyle Almond, both UME educators are teaching various sessions.

Maryland was once covered by Eastern Deciduous Forest, one of the most biologically diverse biomes. As permanent clear-cuts were carved out of it. Our society grew and prospered and our region has experienced what is called habitat fragmentation.

This has caused the dwindling, even extinction, of important plants and animals. Worse, we as a society have lost touch with what it means to live in a forest. We’ve even lost the memory that there was once a forest here.

Today the vast majority of Maryland’s woodland owners have fewer than ten acres. No matter the size of our lot, be it in town or the country, we are the stewards upon whom the future of our children, forests and clean water depends.

See more at: extension.umd.edu