CCLC’s 2021 Turning a New Leaf Conference will be held virtually on December 8-9, from 9 AM – 3 PM, and will be followed by live field events in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on December 10.   This year, we are highlighting collaborations that normalize sustainable practices and ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

 

We are excited to welcome keynote speaker, landscape architect, Darrel Morrison.  If you’re looking for a great summer read, check out Darrel’s new book

 

Most presentations will be full-audience sessions, with one shorter concurrent session, offering numerous options, each day. Topics include: climate change, growing the workforce, results from nativar trials, equity in landscape design, landscaping impacts on pollinators, permaculture, working with HOAs, beavers and stream restoration, and MORE.  And, for inspiration, we will highlight several 2021 BUBBA-award-winning BMP projects.

The DC-area field trip will be held at Audubon Naturalist Society’s Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, where we will visit their new stream restoration with regenerative step-pool conveyance, permeable parking lot, and more. Stay tuned more information about the PA and VA field days.

 

Interested in sponsoring?  We offer sponsorships from $150-$2500.  Click on “Sponsorship Opportunities” below, to learn more.

 

Register today!

TaNL Field Day

$25.00$40.00

Join CCLC on December 10th 2021 for a post conference field day!

 

Field days will all take place in three different locations across the watershed (descriptions below)

 

Field days are limited in size, and will follow any local COVID guidelines and restrictions.  Attendees will receive a CCLC goodie bag!

 

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Day 1 – Wednesday, December 8, 2021

 Session 1.  Meaningful Collaborations in Sustainable Landscaping

Local Government – Rod Barnes, Edmonston, MD

Social Justice for Employers – Lauren Wheeler, Natural Resources Design

Virginia Native Plants Marketing Partnership – Virginia Witmer, Virginia DEQ

Session 2. Ensuring Equity in Landscape Design

Moderator: Kelly Fleming

Session 3. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

Agro-ecology, Permaculture, and Food Forests – Lincoln Smith, Forested & Christine Simpson, Arlington County

Plant It Forward – Alison Pearce, Audubon Naturalist Society

Landscaping Impacts on Pollinators – Harland Patch, Penn State University

Green Mulch: Plants to Cover Ground and Reduce Maintenance – Darlene Robbins, Montgomery County DEP

Session 4. Inspiration: A Selection of 2021 BUBBA Award Winning Projects

Moderator: David Wood, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

Adele Kuo, Chris Moore, Aileen Craig

 

Networking, Exhibits

 

Day 2 – Thursday, December 9, 2021

Opening Session: Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award

Session 5. Keynote Speaker

Darrel Morrison, FASLA

Session 6. Climate Change and the Landscape

Climate impacts on plant communities – Jeff Lapp, EPA

Sea level rise, flooding and nature-based approaches to resiliencyEsi Langston, City of Norfolk

Session 7. Growing the Workforce, Connecting with Youth

Kim Patten, Diakon Wilderness

Antonia Bookbinder, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

David Hirschman, Hirschman Water & Environment

Session 8. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

Native Cultivars v. Straight Species: Results from Recent Trials – Connie Schmotzer, Penn State

Plant-Pollinator Interactions – Anahi Espindola, UMD

Beavers and Stream Restoration – Scott McGill, Ecotone

Working with HOAs

 

Networking and exhibits

 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Maryland Field Trip: Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, MD

Pennsylvania Field Trip: Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA

Virginia Field Trip: Paradise Creek Nature Park, Portsmouth, VA

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Our highest level of conference sponsorship, Gold Leaf sponsors will receive verbal recognition during the conference, designated lunch networking time, full page advertisement in our program, logo and organization feature on our website, a video feature during the conference, and four attendee registrations.

Silver Leaf sponsors will receive verbal recognition during the conference, designated lunch networking time, half page advertisement in our program, logo and organization feature on our website, a video feature during the conference, and three attendee registrations.

Bronze Leaf sponsors will receive verbal recognition during the conference, designated lunch networking time, 1/4 page advertisement in our program, logo and organization feature on our website, a video feature during the conference, and two attendee registrations.

Green Leaf sponsors will receive ,1/8 page advertisement in our program, logo on our website, and one attendee registration.

Our newest sponsorship level- the sapling level was created with our fellow non profits in mind. Sapling sponsors receive one attendee registration and their organization logo and website link on our website.

Field day sponsors have the benefit of interacting with participants face to face at one of our local field day activities. Sponsors receive two field day attendee registrations, their logo and link on our website, and the opportunity to distribute promotional materials to participants at their sponsored field day.

Gold Leaf

Silver Leaf

Bronze Leaf

octoraro native plant nursery
Clear Ridge Nursery
Virginia Nursery & landscape Association
VSLD

Green Leaf

Adkins Arboretum
chesapeake horticulture service logo
raemelton farm

Sapling

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