Turning A New Leaf Conference

December 5-6, 2019

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

Early registration is now open!

 

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Thursday, December 5

Field Trips

Stream Restoration Tour · 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

A bus tour of stream restoration projects in the Lititz area with the environmental consulting firm, LandStudies, Inc. Participants will get to see various restoration methods and will learn the importance of plant communities in the long-term management of these practices.

Meadows in the Residential Landscape · 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Explore two meadow projects and the two very different approaches used to develop them. We will discuss plant selection, design considerations, seed mixes and landscaping plugs, managing invasive species and more. Led by Tim Hoover who has been working with warm season grass meadow establishment, diversification and maintenance for over 20 years.

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Welcome Dinner

Join CCLC for a pre-conference dinner and network with fellow landscape professionals. CCLC will award its Marcy Damon Award to a deserving individual who has worked to advance CCLC’s goals of promoting environmental stewardship and conservation landscaping practices in the Chesapeake Bay region. In addition, a presentation by Penn State Hershey Medical Center will share how the campus has transitioned to sustainable landscaping practices and the process of educating its staff and visitors.

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Friday, December 6

Learn how to create landscapes that work with our natural resources. Topics on design, native plants, maintenance, soils, hydrology & stormwater.

Conference Track Descriptions

STREAMS AND SURROUNDING LANDSCAPES

One of the Eight Essential Elements to Conservation Landscaping is to “conserve and clean water.” While every landscape can have an impact on our local streams and rivers, the trees and other plants installed streamside can improve stream health, support aquatic life, reduce flooding, and provide many other benefits. This track will focus on how decisions about stream restoration and riparian buffers can maximize these benefits; conserving and cleaning water on site and in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

LANDSCAPES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Flooding, drought, extreme temperatures, and other climate changes are impacting our landscaping decisions. Invasive species are becoming an ever increasing concern. This track will cover all of these topics and explore considerations for designing projects with climate change in mind.

 

DESIGNING WITH PLANT COMMUNITIES

Right plant. Right place. This track will explore the different ways that plants can be used to design a fully functioning ecosystem regardless of location or scale. whether designing for birds and other wildlife, stormwater management, or for backyard landscapes, having the knowledge of how plants function together in community will make for a better design.

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Hotel Accommodations

A room block is reserved at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey.

To receive the special pricing, reserve your room by November 13. Mention Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council when you call 717-564-5511 or book online.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Gold Leaf

 

 

Silver Leaf Sponsors

ernst seeds Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries landstudies inc logo

 

Bronze Leaf Sponsors 

 

octoraro native plant nursery Chesapeake Bay Program
babikow North Creek Nurseries Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
izel plants Adkins Arboretum Penn State

 

 

Green Leaf Sponsors 

laurens garden service

 

 

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