CBLP Open Forum Meeting in Columbia, MD

Please join us by participating in an Open Forum meeting on the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) initiative in Columbia, MD on July 28th.

The Forum will expand on our efforts to develop and pilot a Bay-wide credentialing system and network of consistently trained, experienced, and respected conservation landscape practitioners with the enhanced skills, knowledge and motivation to properly design, install and maintain conservation landscaping best practices for a healthier Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
9:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

If you are just hearing about the CBLP credentialing initiative – please visit our registration page or contact Beth Ginter, the CBLP Lead Coordinator, at beth@thehoneybeegroup.com for additional details.

Additionally, there is another Open Forum meeting in Baltimore on August 3.

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council and partners, UMD Sea Grant Extension, Wetlands Watch, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Habitat Partners (Consortium) are developing the CBLP collaboratively to create a comprehensive training and credentialing system that will formalize a set of conservation landscaping standards and create a thoroughly trained workforce of landscaping practitioners and firms that have the skills and expertise to design, install, and maintain small scale conservation landscaping practices for efficient nutrient and sediment removal. Consumers will benefit by having a reliable source of qualified landscape practitioners to choose from. Initially, the CBLP will be piloted in Maryland, Virginia and the DC Metropolitan Area. The ultimate goal is set of CBLP credentials and a formalized network of credential practitioners recognized and accepted throughout every state and locality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

This meeting is a part of a continuing effort to have an open dialog with our partners and supporters as we develop a core curriculum, a voluntary and rigorous credentialing process, and a long-term, self-sustaining system of continuing education, credential improvements and program expansion/administration.

NOW IS THE TIME TO VOICE YOUR CONCERNS AND STRATEGIZE ON HOW THE CBLP CAN ULTIMATELY MEET YOUR NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS.

More Information

View the information flyer for the CBLP Certification Program.

View the information flyer for the CBLP Certification Program.

S. Hughes presentation at the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Forum - re: Certification and partnering with the Landscape Community to achieve widespread adoption of conservation landscaping and stormwater BMPs on private property.

S. Hughes presentation at the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Forum - re: Certification and partnering with the Landscape Community to achieve widespread adoption of conservation landscaping and stormwater BMPs on private property.