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Conservation Easement Breakfast Briefing for Tax, Legal and Real Estate Professionals

Date/Time:

8:30 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Description:

Over the last few years, Scenic Rivers Land Trust secured $2.3 million in grants for landowners who want to permanently protect their land. Join us for a breakfast buffet and an overview of the legal and tax framework of conservation easements. Learn about significant income, property and estate tax benefits that might be available to your clients. Program highlights include updates to a local grant program that provides a per-acre cash incentive for landowners who protect forests and/or plant trees on qualified land. All professional service providers are welcome, though the content of the presentation is geared toward lawyers, realtors, and tax and financial advisors.

Scenic Rivers is the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County, holding 68 conservation easements that protect well over 3,000 acres.

Speakers Include:

•           Nina Fisher, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Board President

•           Ben Wechsler, Linowes and Blocher, Partner

•           Kristen Maneval, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Senior Transactions Counsel

•           Dick Davies, CohnReznick, Partner

•           David Ballard, Champion Financial Planning Group, President

•           Sarah Knebel, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Conservation Director

Location:

Federal House Bar & Grille
22 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401

Relevant Links:

www.srlt.org/news/recent-events

Gardening with Nature: The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

Date/Time:

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Description:

The Spotted Lanternfly was first found in Berks County in 2014. As the population continues to spread to surrounding counties, home gardeners need to be armed with the latest information. Learn the proper procedure to handle this invasive species.

Location:

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library
100 N. 19th Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Riparian Buffers for Landscape Professionals

Date/Time:

8:30 am on Wednesday, September 18, 20193:30 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Description:

Riparian buffers are increasingly being used to help state and local governments meet their water quality goals.  Landscape professionals have an opportunity to collaborate with landowners, municipalities, and watershed groups to improve the overall success of these practices.

Join us for a one-day workshop that combines classroom instruction with field exploration of existing buffers, and hands-on activities.  This course is designed specifically for CBLPs, but is open to all interested professionals. test

Instructors:  Ryan Davis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Kristen Kyler, Penn State; Nick Myers, LandStudies.

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM                                  Paradise, PA (Lancaster County)

6 CBLP CEUs

Location:

Paradise Twp Municipal Building
2 Township Dr
Paradise, PA 17562

Relevant Links:

https://certified.cblpro.org/product/workshop-riparian-buffers-for-landscape-professionals/

SE Virginia Beginning Woodland Owners Retreat

Date/Time:

Thursday, September 19, 2019Saturday, September 21, 2019

Description:

Developed for landowners new to woodland management, this entry-level program covers the basics of keeping your woods and wildlife healthy and productive, while working towards meeting your ownership goals.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities are used to explore these concepts of sustainability.  A variety of natural resource professionals will be available throughout the program. 

 

Registration fees include 3 meals on Friday, 2 meals on Saturday, refreshments, field trip transportation, and all materials.

On-site lodging is available and encouraged.  

 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540-231-6391.

Location:

New Kent Forestry Center
11301 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140

Relevant Links:

forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html

Beginning Forest Woodland Owners' Retreat

Date/Time:

Thursday, September 19, 2019Saturday, September 21, 2019

Description:

This multi-day retreat is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension and is geared towards landowners who are new to forest management.

Location:

New Kent Forestry Center
11301 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140

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Forest Bathing for Seniors

Date/Time:

8:45 am on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Description:

Join volunteer Suzann Schiemer as we learn about the practice of Shinrin-Yoku. Japanese studies have shown that connecting with the environment through out senses provides restorative wellness benefits.

Participants should plan to spend 2.5-3 hours in the woods for this program, which will include a slow walk and periods of time to explore, interact, and connect with the environment through the senses. Ample time will be given for you to explore and experience nature.

Bring water, a light snack, and wear sturdy footwear. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

For mature adults age 55 and up.

Location:

Ricketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487
Benton, PA 17814

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Rain Barrel Workshop

Date/Time:

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Description:

The workshop fee includes a plastic 55-65 gallon drum, all the necessary parts, and assistance to build your rain barrel! All tools are provided. Please bring appropriate transportation to take your barrel home.

 

Registration is 45$ and the deadline is September 17, 2019.

 

Rain Barrel Information:

Each barrel is 35-40 inches tall, and 23-24 inches wide at the widest. They can fit in the backseat of most sedans. Please bring appropriate transportation to take your barrel home.

One rain barrel is included with registration. Participants may have the option to purchase additional rain barrels during the registration process.

Location:

Penn State Extension York County - Annex Building
112 Pleasant Acres Rd.
York, Pennsylvania 17402

Relevant Links:

extension.psu.edu/rain-barrel-workshop

3rd Annual Sportsmen's Forum

Date/Time:

9:00 am on Friday, September 20, 201912:00 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Description:

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Forum at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area on September 20-21, 2019! This unique two-day event is geared towards bringing together conservation organizations, watershed groups, hunting and angling groups, and other sportsmen and women, and facilitate discussions about fish and wildlife habitat restoration, prescribed burning, forest management, land conservation, and more!

Location:

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
100 Museum Rd
Stevens, PA 17578

Relevant Links:

https://www.allianceforthebay.org/events/3rd-annual-sportsmens-forum/

The Woods and Wild Lands Seminar & Workshop

Date/Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Description:

If you are a private landowner or a forestry professional, this seminar is for you. Topics include chainsaw maintenance, forest stewardship practices, tree care, and much more. Morning sessions will be held at the college; afternoon bus tour of Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware. Registration includes lunch, door prize ticket, travel to and from field trip. For complete agenda, please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/masterlogger/delmarva-forestry-seminar.

Location:

Wor-Wic Community College
32000 Campus Drive
Fulton Owen Hall Room 103 A-C
Salisbury, MD 21804

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Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Description:

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby states. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

Location:

Natureworks Park
108 Bedford Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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Preparation for Generation Next Mini-Workshop

Date/Time:

9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019

Description:

$25 for up to 2 family members; $15 each additional family member

Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your woods to the next generation? Join the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program for a half-day workshop to learn how to secure your woodland legacy. Family participation is strongly encouraged. Lunch is included.

For more information, contact Bill Worrell, bworrell@vt.edu, 276-889-8056

Location:

Russell County Conference Center
139 Highland Dr
Lebanon, VA 24266

Relevant Links:

forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html

Herbicide Techniques to Manage Invasive Species

Date/Time:

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019

Description:

Herbicides are essential to manage invasive species in woodlands. This field workshop will demonstrate effective herbicide techniques and give participants the opportunity to try them for themselves.

Location:

Shepherds Spring Retreat Center
16869 Taylors Landing Rd
Sharpsburg, MD 21872

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Preparation for Generation NEXT 2-Day Workshop

Dates/Times:

1. 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019

2. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Description:

$70 for up to 2 family members; $35 each additional person

Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your woods to the next generation? Join us for a two-day workshop to learn how to secure your woodland legacy. Family participation is strongly encouraged. Breakfast and lunch are included on Saturday.

Contact Adam Downing, adowning@vt.edu, 540-948-3881, for more information.

Location:

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
180 Oakwood Dr
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Relevant Links:

forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html

Bioretention - Building a Better Bio: Blending Design & Ecology into Stormwater BMPs

Date/Time:

9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Description:

Take a journey from the practical to the inspirational. In this series of three workshops, CBLP will evaluate common elements and issues in bioretention facilities and examine ways to maximize stormwater management performance, aesthetics, and ecology- while minimizing upkeep.

 

Choose one workshop or all three. Discounts for certified CBLP professionals and for those who attend all three workshops.

 

Saturday, July 20th

Getting the Plants Right: Selecting Species to Survive and Thrive

Saturday, August 24th

Determining Friend or Foe: Common Bio Weeds and What to Do About Them

Saturday, September 21st

Building a Better Bio: Blending Design & Ecology into Stormwater BMPs

 

Cost: $95

 

Location:

Montgomery County Extension Office University of Maryland
18410 Muncaster Rd
Derwood, MD 20855

Relevant Links:

extension.umd.edu/events/sat-2019-09-21-0900-bioretention-building-better-bio-blending-design-ecology-stormwater-bmps

Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Description:

Join the Piedmont Environmental Council for their 7th Annual Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Fauquier County. After presentations from local experts, there will be a tour of PEC's Larson Native Plant Garden, where the Piedmont Environmental council has put into action many of the sustainable practices you'll learn about in this workshop.


Guest speakers will include Tim Ohwiler with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Jim McGlone with Virginia Department of Forestry, and Janet Davis from Hill House Nursery. Learn about sustainable landscaping practices and discover the benefits of changing the way you care for your landscaping — for both your enjoyment and the benefit of the surrounding environment!


This event is free, but registration is required due to limited room capacity.

 

Location:

PEC Headquarters
45 Horner Street
Warrenton, Virginia

Relevant Links:

https://www.pecva.org/events/964-sustainable-landscaping-workshop-7

Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Description:

Join PEC for the 7th Annual Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Fauquier County. After presentations from local experts, there will be a tour of PEC's Larson Native Plant Garden, where they've put into action many of the sustainable practices you'll learn about in this workshop.

Location:

PEC Headquarters
45 Horner Street
Warrenton, VA

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Silvah Training: Oak

Dates/Times:

1. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019

2. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

3. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

4. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019

5. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019

Description:

To Be Covered:

Nearly half of the session is conducted in the field where participants have a chance to apply SILVAH techniques, mark stands for crop tree release and thinning, and view examples of regeneration and over-story management techniques.

What to Bring

•           Field exercises are done in crews and will be conducted regardless of weather, please dress appropriately.

•           Participants are expected to bring a hardhat and standard forest inventory equipment.

•           A laptop, with SILVAH software installed, is helpful, but not required. Current SILVAH software is available on the USDA Forest Service website.

•           Participants are responsible for their own meals during the event. There will be a dinner offered Wednesday evening for those interested in participating.

 

Registration for the event is 110$ and the registration deadline is September 18, 2019.

Location:

Jefferson County Conservation District
1062 Route 28
Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825

Relevant Links:

extension.psu.edu/silvah-training-oak

Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting

Date/Time:

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Description:

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby states. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

Location:

Penn State Scranton - Dawson Bldg - Rm 014
120 Ridgeview Dr.
Dunmore, PA 18512

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Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting

Date/Time:

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Description:

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby states. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

Location:

Lebanon County Extension Office
2120 Cornwall Road
Suite 1
Lebanon, PA 17042

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Collecting & Processing Native Seeds Workshop

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019

Description:

In this workshop led by Leslie Cario, clean, sow, stratify, and store seed for future phases of the Native Plant Propagation Initiative

Location:

Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Road
Ridgely, MD 21660

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