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.

Turning A New Leaf Conference Highlights #newleafconf

"Plants play different roles in communities, just as people do." Claudia West, #newleafconf @MDSeaGrant @CleanWaterMD — Jen Dindinger (@lefthandjen) November 13, 2015 Eric won a rain garden!!! @MDSeaGrant @lefthandjen ChesapeakeCLC #newleafconf — CleanwaterMD (@CleanWaterMD) November 13, 2015 "We need to flip flop the paradigm of landscaping", says Doug Tallamy in #hometownhabitat at #newleafconf…