Land Ethics Symposium

Symposium Overview

The 17th Annual Land Ethics Symposium. "Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping,"  will be held  March 9th, 2017 at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA.  More than 260 attendees attended last year's event and we expect this to be bigger and better than ever.

This informative conference focuses on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. Participants will have opportunities to network and share their experiences with peers at this professional program. The Symposium is geared toward professionals, including landscape architects, designers, contractors and the green industry, environmental consultants, land planners, managers and developers, and state/municipal officials. Continuing education credits are available.

2017 Symposium Brochure and Registration

Registration for the 2017 Symposium will open in mid-December.

 Click to register online.

2016 Symposium Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors

·         Delaware Valley University  Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Science


Premier Sponsors

         Paul W. Steinbeiser, Inc. Landscape Design & Construction

 Partner Sponsors

·         Aquascapes Unlimited Native Plants

·         ArcheWild

·         Charlesworth · Fleischacker Landscape Architects

·         Ernst Conservation Seeds

·         North Creek Nurseries, Inc.

·         Octoraro Native Plant Nursery

·         Pinelands Nursery & Supply

·         Princeton Hydro, LLC

To join our list of sponsors, please contact Angela Jacobsen at

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to be a part of something great?  Join the list of conservation leaders and become a sponsor of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve's 16th Annual Land Ethichs Symposium. 

This program is a highly regarded ecological design and landscaping program that is directly aligned with the goals and objectives of federal, state, county and community-based land conservation and stewardship plans.  Numerous partners over the years have provided valuable sponsorship support to help us present this quality program. 

Learn more by clicking the links below or contact Development Director Angela Jacobsen at (215) 862-2924 ext. 105.  Sponsorship deadline is December 1st, 2015.

Continuing Education Credits

 The 2016 Land Ethics Symposium qualified for the following professional credits:

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Landscape Architects:  5 CEUs
  •  BHWP is a LA CES™ approved provider.  The symposium is approved for five (5) professional development hours (PDH)  through LA CES. The Symposium meets LA CES standards for HSW subject matter.
  • Landscape Architect - NJ: 3 CEUs
  • NJ Nursery & Landscape Association, Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals (CNLP) Credits:  (1) Plant, (1.5) Design, (2.5) Environment.
  •  Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD):  5 hours
  • Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) recertification: PA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH):  5 hours

2017 CEUs will be posted by mid-December.