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CCLC’s 2023 Turning a New Leaf Conference will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Kent Island, MD on December 7th with optional pre and post conference activities.
December 6, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm | $75
Presentation of the Marcy Damon Award. Guest Speaker Joel Dunn, Chesapeake Conservancy . Dinner includes cocktail hour, appetizers, and full dinner, plus cash bar. To register just for dinner click here.
Pre-Conference Short Session for Certified Pros :Stormwater for Poets & Philosophers
December 6, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm | $15
No longer the sole purview of the engineering profession, stormwater management is about landscapes, resiliency, community-building, jobs, and, yes, clean water. The engineers have worked out the equations, but many who are curious about stormwater management still view these principles as an impenetrable black box. Stormwater Management for Poets and Philosophers will peel away the curtain and invite you in to a new understanding of the principles and practices of stormwater planning and design. Guest Dave Hirschman
This short session is limited to certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals. To register just for the short session click here.
December 7, 2023 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
View the agenda here.
- Regular Registration – $160
- CCLC Member Registration- $140
- Student Registration- $75 (A valid student ID must be provided for student registration.)
Sign up for a CCLC membership at the same time and save $10 on the cost of membership.
Post conference Field Day
December 8, 2023
Living Shorelines Field Tour | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | $40 This field day is now full
Living shorelines include a suite of techniques used to minimize coastal erosion and to protect, restore, enhance or create natural shoreline habitat. Techniques may include the use of fiber coir logs, sills, groins, breakwaters or other components used in combination with sand, other natural materials and marsh plantings. This half-day tour will take us to several living shoreline practices in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. We will be joined by Sarah Hilderbrandt from Maryland DNR and Lucas Lees of Unity Landscaping, as we visit living shorelines of different ages, in various conditions.
BMP Sampler Tour | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | $40 This field day is now full
Best management practices can be designed in all shapes and sizes with plant material uniquely matched to the site. While there are similarities between these types of projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the sites we’ll visit have some design considerations specific to the coastal plain. It’s also important to consider the processes to put these projects and motion and to keep up with them post-construction. We will be joined by Darran Tilghman and Jennifer Klug Vaccaro of Shore Rivers and Leslie Cario of Chesapeake Horticultural Services as we visit a variety of conservation landscapes and stormwater practices and meet up with experts on site at each location. During this half-day tour, we’ll travel between Kent Island and Easton in Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.
To register just for a field day click here.
By registering, you have agreed to the following cancellation policy:
Cancellations made at least THREE WEEKS prior to event start dates may receive a refund for the cost of the event minus a $35 processing fee. Registration may be transferred to another date at any time without penalty.
Participants who wish to request a refund or date change must notify CCLC by email. CCLC will notify you of any changes in schedule related to inclement weather. Should we need to cancel or reschedule an event, date change/refund fees will be waived