To mark the 10th Anniversary of Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council’s formation, we have revised and updated our seminal document, Conservation Landscaping Guidelines: The Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping. In the revised edition, all links have been reviewed and updated. It also reflects recent research on the impacts of climate change and sea level rise in our region. A PDF version of the document is available for download on the CCLC web site, and print copies are available for a small fee.
On November 15, 2013, Britt Slattery, a Maryland educator and biologist, will become the first recipient of the Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award. The award, given by the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, a regional non-profit, recognizes Slattery for her devotion to sustainable landscaping and environmental literacy within the Chesapeake Bay region.
Currently the Director of Conservation Education for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Slattery has devoted her 27 year career to restoring habitat, creating sustainable landscapes and reconnecting children with nature. As the DNR staff coordinator for the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, Governor Martin O’ Malley’s initiative which supports environmental literacy and outdoor experiences through schools and communities, Slattery works with multiple partners to create opportunities for kids to get outside and learn about and from their environment.
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.
View the presentation to learn more about this exciting initiative of Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council and University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension.
This self-guided tour will lead you through sites demonstrating beautiful solution to water pollution. By using our rain water in our landscapes, we can reduce pollution and surround ourselves with beauty. Visit any of 10 sites in the Annapolis/Edgewater area, demonstrating RainScaping techniques such as rain gardens, conservation landscapes, regenerative stormwater conveyance, pervious hardscapes and rainwater water harvesting. At each location, talk with garden designers, installation experts and caretakers to learn tips and tricks to employing these powerful tools in your next project.