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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

2016 Native Herb of the Year

We agree! Mountain mint is a pollinator favorite, spreads nicely, smells wonderful, and has evergreen basil leaves for some winter ground cover.

Posted by Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

27th Annual Landscape Design Symposium

Typically landscape designers first determine their overall design direction, and then zoom in to design the details. But in an ecology-based approach, a site’s intricate environmental characteristics can and should influence big picture decisions. This two-day conference will explore crucial aspects of the native design process, beginning at the scale of individual species, and gradually zooming out to include plant community design, ecological master planning, and methods for creating sophisticated ecological designs within the context of current as well as emerging landscape practices.

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Runoff Busters is Giving Yards a Chesapeake Bay-friendly Makeover

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is ‘crashing’ yards to give them a Chesapeake Bay friendly makeover. Very neat.

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Monarch Festival at Bear Branch Nature Center

Come out to Bear Branch Nature Center’s 9th Annual Monarch Madness. The festival will be held on Sunday, September 13 and will celebrate the amazing annual migration of Monarch butterflies to and from Mexico! CCLC will table at the festival, so be sure to stop by and chat!

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