Environmental Literacy Leader to Receive Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award

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 Program

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.

Rainscaping Garden Tour, Annapolis, MD, May 2013

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.

Green Living Showcase, Silver Spring, MD

A special event highlighting local businesses and environmental organizations that contribute to Silver Spring’s green economy, the environment, and a healthier, more vibrant community. There will be eco-demonstrations, artistic performances, and fun activities for kids. Join to learn about energy efficiency measures that save you money, green & money-saving innovations in transport, green cleaning products and more.

Trees Matter Symposium 2012

Attend Brookside Garden’s first Trees Matters Symposium on Nov 12 to learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. This year’s speakers include Paul Meyer of the Morris Arboretum and Eric “T” Fleisher of Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Trees Matter 2012 is ideal for landscape industry professionals, designers, engineers and project managers.