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March 2019

19th Annual Land Ethics Symposium – Sponsored by Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Delaware Valley University-Life Sciences Building Doylestown, PA 18901
$50 – $154

LandStudies' President and Landscape Architect Kelly Gutshall will be presenting at the 19th Annual Land Ethics Symposium sponsored by Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. Her topic will be on Economic Ecology: Thinking Regionally and Working Together to Solve Water Resources Issues.  This symposium focuses on ways to create low-maintenance, economical and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. Participants have opportunities to network and share their experiences with peers at this professional program. The symposium is geared toward professionals, including…

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April 2019

PRPS: Parks and Green Infrastructure Workshop

April 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Penn Stater Conference Center State College, PA

LandStudies' Mike LaSala will be a panelist at the Parks and Green Infrastructure Workshop as part of this year's PA Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) Annual Conference. His topic will focus on Maintenance and Management of Green Infrastructure. This workshop is designed to bring together elected officials, municipal staff, parks & recreation professionals, watershed organizations, and other stakeholders to explore how incorporating Green Infrastructure (GI) into parks, trails and other public amenities creates a variety of user experiences, reduces flooding…

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May 2019

PA Land Conservation Conference

May 16 - May 18
Skytop Lodge, The Poconos

LandStudies' Nick Myers and Kelly Gutshall will be presenting at this year's PA Land Conservation Conference on May 17th, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. The topic of their presentation is, "Maintenance: Managing a Legacy", which will discuss the importance of planning for maintenance during the design phase of projects. In the past, maintenance in natural areas has frequently been done as an afterthought or ignored altogether. As a result, maintenance staff have been overwhelmed, site quality has declined,…

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June 2019

MS4Forum: Municipal Stormwater Forum

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center
$25 – $50

LandStudies' Nick Myers and Mike LaSala will be presenting at the MS4Forum hosted by the Lancaster County Clean Water Partners as part of Lancaster Water Week 2019! This forum will focus on providing municipalities with the information they need to achieve MS4 compliance and manage their stormwater operations and maintenance responsibilities. This forum is designed especially for municipal public works employees, elected officials, and staff who coordinate MS4/stormwater management activities.  

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Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

June 5 - June 8
Millersville University
$153 – $280

LandStudies' Nick Myers will be presenting at the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference as part of Lancaster Water Week 2019! His presentation, "Green Infrastructure Maintenance: After the Honeymoon" will focus on the maintenance that is required to keep green infrastructure functioning properly.   The conference will include inspirational field trips, educational workshops, engaging topics of concern, native plant and book sale, and native plant merchandise.

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Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance – Family Watershed Expo

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manheim Farm Show Complex

LandStudies will be exhibiting at this year's Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Family Watershed Expo on June 5th as part of Lancaster Water Week 2019! This event is free and open to the public. Expo highlights include: Rain barrel painting and raffle Home composting workshop Streambank fencing exhibit A model rain garden Plant giveaway Fly fishing demonstration Beekeeping display Water balloon slingshot Food vendors Free Kreider's ice cream Music and more!

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Rock Lititz – Water Week Celebration

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Lititz

LandStudies is a proud sponsor of the Lancaster Water Week Celebration at Rock Lititz! We will be providing a walking or biking tour of our floodplain restoration project on the Rock Lititz campus. This tour will include short educational talks about the functionality and importance of the restoration, including topics on native landscaping and maintenance, wildlife, and kid-oriented explanations! In addition to the tour there will be other activities, including food trucks, live music, and beer! This event is free…

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July 2019

SWCS International Annual Conference

July 28 - July 31
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, PA

LandStudies' Kelly Gutshall will be part of a joint training session as part of the Soil and Water Conservation Society's 74th International Annual Conference. The conference title, Bridging the Divide: Uniting Rural and Urban Landscapes for Conservation, is an important topic in our region. This training session will focus on watershed conservation to unify the urban and rural community. Other collaborators include Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center's Matt Royer, Mount Joy Township's Justin Evans, and Susquehanna River Basin Commission's Jamie…

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August 2019

Chiques Creek Stomp!

August 14 @ 6:00 pm
Mummau Park, 446 Chestnut Street
Manheim, PA 17545

Join the Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance as they host their annual Creek Stomp on Wednesday, August 14th at 6pm at Mummau Park in Manheim, PA. This is an event for all ages to discover the life within our backyard streams and creeks. Learn how the fish and insects within a waterway can indicate the overall health of the creek. This is a hands on experience where participants are encouraged to get their hands (and feet) wet to learn more about…

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North Creek Nurseries Field Day

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Creek Nurseries, 388 North Creek Road
Landenberg, PA
$20

Join the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) for a field day on August 15th at North Creek Nurseries. You will spend the afternoon exploring the nursery, their new production facility and a guided tour of their showcase gardens. Wine and cheese will be provided. Register by August 5th here.

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