LID The certification will help to standardize sustainable landscaping practices.
Beth Ginter, Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Lead, says four work groups have put together content that’s in its final review stages. The Low Impact Development Center in Beltsville has joined as a working partner. Training will be offered in two levels: Level 1 will be basic design, installation and maintenance; Level 2 will be more in-depth on advanced design and installation. Designing sustainable and functional landscapes for maintenance ease and success will be a theme of both levels, she said.
Local governments within the Chesapeake provide rebates to residents installing conservation landscaping and stormwater management on their private property. “They want designers and installers who have this high level of skill,” she explained. Look for more details on the Pilot Program and links to webinars that will help prospective professionals prepare for the training in advance later this summer.
Check it out here: Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Certification Program.
New Terrain May 16, 2016.