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Landscape sustainability symposium announced

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The one day event will take place Jan. 16 in Wellesley, Mass.

| December 12, 2013

Managing Large-Scale Landscapes Sustainably
Thursday, January 16, 2014  8:30 - 4:30 
(Snow Date January 17th)
Wellesley College Science Center, Wellesley, MA

 
Register Online Now 
 
Join ELA and Wellesley College for a symposium on the development and maintenance of large-scale landscapes that utilize fewer inputs, are designed and maintained with the environment in mind, and become more sustainable over time. Experts who work daily in successful, sustainable large-scale landscapes will lead four panel discussions. If you are interested in sustainable landscapes for colleges, parks departments, public agencies, cemeteries, golf courses, forests, land trusts, public gardens, or other large landscapes, this event is for you.

•  Maintaining Large-Scale Landscapes
Landscapes Over Time, Soil Compaction, Invasive Plants, Recycling Organic Matter, and Sourcing Quality Compost
Panelists: Dennis Collins, Mount Auburn Cemetery, John Forti, Strawbery Banke Museum, and Stuart Shillaber, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy 

•  Large Lawns: Ecological Approaches
Mowing Frequency, Inputs, Pests, Disease, and Alternative Energy Mowers
Panelists: Richard Luff, Sagamore Golf, Fred Newcombe, PJC Ecological, and Anthony Ruggiero, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy    

•  Runoff as Resource: Large Scale Stormwater Solutions
Erosion to Irrigation, Collection Options, Dealing with Large Rain Events, Water Quality, Minimizing Demands of Potable Water
Panelists: Tom Benjamin, LA/Sustainable Designer, Brad Buscher, Groundwork Lawrence, Eden Dutcher, GroundView, and Kate Venturini, University of Rhode Island    

•  Managing Semi-Wild Landscapes
Designating "Semi-Wild" areas, Identifying Invasive Plant Threats, Setting Management Priorities, Tackling What is Feasible (and Leaving the Rest) 
Panelists: Tobias Wolf, Wolf Lighthall, Heidi Kost-Gross, G/S Associates, and Sandy Vorce, Mass Audubon     

Registrations are limited - Use This Link to Register Online Now 
 
For more information: ela.info@comcast.net
CEUs are being sought for this program.

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