Stormwater BMP Maintenance Plans — Notes From The Bush

Many stormwater BMPs start with diverse planting palettes (left side) only to succumb after several years of shaginess to “maintenance by weed-whacker” (right side). PH: Dave Hirschman   February 6, 2024 Maintenance, it seems, is always on our minds, and also frequently discussed in training here at CCLC, so we were excited to hear that…

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The Importance of Maintenance: An Interview with Cheryl Corson

The new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program is working to educate landscape professionals on conservation landscaping, stormwater management, and how to maintain projects for long-term success. One of the study materials is the newly developed, “CBLP Sustainable Landscapes Maintenance Manual” written by Cheryl Corson. This manual provides a condensed review of the most important landscape maintenance considerations. Cheryl was recently interviewed about her experience and the need for this manual.

Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA, is a landscape architect and writer in private practice in the greater D.C. metro area. She also instructs landscape architecture licensure candidates in preparing for the design, stormwater management, and construction sections of the LARE exam. Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and received her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.