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Landscape Design for Water Management

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University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Office

330 Montevue Lane

Frederick, MD 21702

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THIS CLASS HAS THREE SESSIONS

  • The FIRST class is on Monday, May 1 (9:30-4:00pm). The class will begin at the UME Frederick County office.
  • The SECOND class is on Wednesday, May 3 (9:30-4:00pm). The class will begin at the UME Frederick County office.
  • The THIRD class in on Friday, May 5 (9:30-4:00pm). The class will tentatively begin at a TBD fieldtrip site in Washington County.

BY REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS, YOU ARE COMMITTING TO ATTENDING MAY 1ST, 3RD, AND 5TH.

Class Locations
University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Office
University of Maryland Extension Washington County Office
Additional field trips in Frederick and Washington County TBA

Registrants of the class will receive additional information about class locations approximately one week before the class begins.

Class Description
In this training you will be introduced to the science, impacts, regulations, and techniques associated with water management in the landscape. The objectives of this class are to provide Master Gardeners with an understanding of

  • The problems (including the scale) associated with stormwater in the landscape.
  • The basic principles and science behind stormwater management and design.
  • The role of government and the regulations associated with water management.
  • The integration of water management into the landscape design process.
  • The various techniques and best management practices that can be used by Master Gardeners for water management.
  • Rain garden design and construction.
  • Successful design for stream protection.
  • Appropriate plant material selection for water management and landscape conservation.
  • Rain barrel installation.
  • Resources and references available to assist in the landscape design for water management process.

The class will be conducted through lectures, questions, and discussion; readings and research; field trips to observe water issues and management techniques; opportunities to create draft landscape designs; and the discussion and presentation of attendees' draft designs.

These classes have been revised for each county’s particular circumstances and have been developed by the State Master Gardener office, Sea Grant Extension, and the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program.

Continuing Education Credits
This class will count as 18 hours of UME MG continuing education and also towards the Advanced Training: Landscape Design for Water Management Certificate.

Refund Policy
No refunds will be awarded after May 1st.

Instructors
Amanda Rockler is a Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. She received her Bachelor's in Environmental and Ecological Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters from George Washington University in Sustainable Landscape Design. Amanda works with local governments, non-profits, residents, and other entities to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

Jackie Takacs is a Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension. With offices in Southern Maryland, she focuses her efforts on watershed planning, project implementation and environmental education within Southern Maryland. Jackie holds a Master’s degree in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from the University of Maryland.

Eric Buehl is a Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program and serves the counties of the mid and upper Eastern Shore including Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Cecil. He is part of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program team of five Specialists that provide technical assistance and outreach to all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and communities seeking solutions to a variety of water quality issues. Eric’s background is in stormwater management, habitat and water quality restoration project design and implementation, and land surveying.

Kelsey Brooks is a Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. Kelsey serves Baltimore City, as well as Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties.

Judy Fulton is a consultant and educator specializing in native plants, invasive plants, plant taxonomy and native landscaping. She is a Master Gardener and has served as a consultant for the University of Maryland Extension, various other organizations, and private homeowners. In addition, she currently chairs the group that is updating the invasives lists for the Maryland Invasive Species Council.

Shannon Moore is Manager of Sustainabilty and Environmental Resources with the Frederick County Government.

Darlene Bucciero is a WMS Project Manager with the Frederick County Government.

Dr. Stu Schwartz is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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