University of Maryland Extension

Spring Thaw Workshop - Watershed Moments

When: 
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church
Address: 
961 Johnsville Rd.
Sykesville, MD 21784
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Carroll County Forest Conservancy District Board
Description/Notes: 

Experts from private, state, federal and local government agencies will present topics covering flood risk management; the Ellicott City floods; stormwater implementation strategies to improve water quality; rain gardens and other homeowner scale stormwater management techniques;  riparian forest buffer restoration; stream health and local trout waters; tree care and pruning for storm resilience; an overview of the USDA Area-Wide Tick Integrated Pest Management Project; the interrelation between bees and trees; choosing the best trees for pollinators; and tips on how to protect bees and other pollinators when applying pesticides.  Several breaks throughout the day will provide an opportunity for meeting the speakers, socializing and visiting exhibitor tables.  Morning coffee and pastries, snacks, a hot lunch, and workshop materials are included in the registration fee.

Intended for participants ages 16+ (or attendees under 18 when accompanied by an adult).

Registration deadline: March 15, 2019. Register at the link below.

Workshop has been approved for 4 Maryland Department of Agriculture Commercial/Public Agency Pesticide recertification credits. International Society of Arboriculture, Society of American Foresters, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Licensed Tree Expert, Maryland Master Gardener and Master Naturalist credits pending approval.

Cost: 
$50/individual or $75/couple
Contact: 
Donna Davis, Project Forester, Maryland Forest Service
Contact Email: 
donnal.davis@maryland.gov
Contact Phone: 
410-848-9290
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