Turning A New Leaf Conference Highlights #newleafconf

"Plants play different roles in communities, just as people do." Claudia West, #newleafconf @MDSeaGrant @CleanWaterMD — Jen Dindinger (@lefthandjen) November 13, 2015 Eric won a rain garden!!! @MDSeaGrant @lefthandjen ChesapeakeCLC #newleafconf pic.twitter.com/KHHgoqjjby — CleanwaterMD (@CleanWaterMD) November 13, 2015 "We need to flip flop the paradigm of landscaping", says Doug Tallamy in #hometownhabitat at #newleafconf pic.twitter.com/dySqkFHHie…

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.