Our Programs

The CCLC hosts networking and learning opportunities for professionals in the conservation landscaping community.  Contact us if you have an idea for an event or would like to co-host or sponsor an event. Our major events are:

The Turning a New Leaf Conference

This biannual conference brings together professionals from landscape design, contracting, horticulture, planning and education to learn about the latest trends, issues and technologies in the field of conservation landscaping.  The conference includes an EcoMarketplace where businesses can market their products and services. Turning a New Leaf is held in November or early December in odd years.

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Main lecture hall at the 2011 Turning A New Leaf Conference in PA.

Main lecture hall at the 2011 Turning A New Leaf Conference in PA.

Field Days

Field days bring together professionals to tour conservation landscape projects in a particular area.  Past field days have been held in Montgomery County, MD, Annapolis, MD, Williamsburg, VA, Fairfax and Prince Williams Counties, VA, Washington DC, York Co., PA, and Baltimore, MD.

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Conservation Landscape outside Biohabitats in Baltimore, MD

Webinars

CCLC is excited co-host a new webinar series geared to professionals about sustainable landscapes and all the issues that surround this important subject. The series is being presented by the Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA), the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), & EcoLandscape California (ELC). Known regionally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge and encourage conversations with landscape professionals from around the country and the globe.

These interactive webinars will be taught by experts from across the country. Topics covered in this series include a deeper look into soils, native & invasive plants, water management, sustainable landscaping & maintenance, organic lawn care, how sustainable practices can be good for business, and why being sustainable is a healthy landscaping option.

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Conservation Landscaping Contest

The Conservation Landscaping Contest gives professionals, non-profits and homeowners a chance to show off their best designs.  Winner’s projects are featured on the CCLC web site.

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Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification will provide a standardized evaluation of the skills and knowledge of landscape contractors and a reliable marketing tool for qualified professionals. Learn more about this exciting initiative of Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council and University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension and our progress as we move forward in Maryland and Virginia!

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