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The Importance of Maintenance: An Interview with Cheryl Corson

The new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program is working to educate landscape professionals on conservation landscaping, stormwater management, and how to maintain projects for long-term success. One of the study materials is the newly developed, “CBLP Sustainable Landscapes Maintenance Manual” written by Cheryl Corson. This manual provides a condensed review of the most important landscape maintenance considerations. Cheryl was recently interviewed about her experience and the need for this manual.

Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA, is a landscape architect and writer in private practice in the greater D.C. metro area. She also instructs landscape architecture licensure candidates in preparing for the design, stormwater management, and construction sections of the LARE exam. Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and received her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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The Insider’s Guide to Assessing SITES Viability

Tentative or unsure how to assess a new project’s SITES viability? Let two experts of the SITES process give you the necessary tools to take that first step: will this project qualify? Included in this webinar will be a quick review of the SITES sections, as well as the prerequisites and credits and their viability to a project. What are some of the major challenges you might face? Where have other project managers stumbled when sizing up a project for SITES? Review with the experts the important tools and resources you need to get started.

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New Landscape Professional Certification Introduced

The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Certification is a new voluntary credential system for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes.  The credential training and examination emphasizes stormwater retrofit best practices and conservation landscaping with native plants to benefit the environment.

The initial Pilot of the training and exam for this new CBLP credential begins this autumn 2016, at locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  CBLP will offer two levels of training and certification: Level 1 is a baseline credential in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with emphasis on how to properly maintain stormwater best management practices. Level 2 is an advanced credential for professionals experienced in design or installation of conservation landscapes with emphasis on small, residential-scale stormwater retrofit best practices.

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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.

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CBLP Open Forum Meeting in Baltimore, MD

Please join us by participating in an Open Forum meeting on the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) initiative in Baltimore, MD on August 3rd.

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.

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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.