CCLC Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary!

  In Summer 2003, representatives of non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, and committed individuals from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed came together to form the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC).  This new organization was developed to promote the principles of conservation landscaping and encourage its proliferation throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  CCLC set out to…

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CBLP Announces New Level 1 Format

The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program announces a newly-revised Level 1 training for summer 2020. This highly interactive three-day course will combine online learning with a field day. In addition to the safety benefits of remote learning, this course will:   Incorporate the expertise of all eight certified CBLP instructors from across the…

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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.