Land Ethics Symposium

Symposium Overview

The 16th Annual Land Ethics Symposium. "Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping,"  will be held  March 10th, 2016 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.

Information about speakers and registration will be posted starting mid-October on this page.  Stay tuned.  It's going to be a great workshop!


2016 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.

2016 Speakers

Michele Adams, Meliora Environmental Design

A. Miles Arnott, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Dave Derrick, River Research & Design, Inc.

Michael DeVos, Paul W. Steinbeiser, Inc. Landscape Design & Construction

Michael Karkowski, Tyler Arboretum

Roger Latham, PhD., Continental Conservation

James Urban, FALSA, Urban Trees + Soil

2015 Symposium Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors

·         Delaware Valley University  Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Science


2015 Symposium Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

·         Paul W. Steinbeiser, Inc. Landscape Design & Construction

        Longwood Gardens


Partner Sponsors

·         Anonymous

·         Aquascapes Unlimited, Inc.

·         ArchEWild

·         Charlesworth – Fleischacker Landscape Architects

·         Ernst Conservation Seeds

·         North Creek Nurseries, Inc.

·         Octoraro Native Plant Nursery

·         Pinelands Nursery & Supply

·         Princeton Hydro, LLC


Continuing Education Credits

·         Pennsylvania State Board of Landscape Architects

·         BHWP is a LA CES™ approved provider for NJ-ASLA

·         NJ Nursery& Landscape Association, Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals (CNLP) Credits

·         Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

·         Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) recertification: PA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH)

Land Ethics Award

Purpose of Award:

The Land Ethics Award honors and recognizes the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.                                                                                    

Land Ethics Award Categories:

Honorees may be selected from the following categories:

 1.      Public Spaces, such as Public Gardens, Nature Preserves, Municipal or Corporate Campuses.

2.      Residential Projects of Any Scale (submitted by landowner and/or contractor)

3.      Individuals or Groups that seek recognition for their ongoing efforts to support the Land Ethic.


Do you know a project that deserves to be recognized?  Individuals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups, and business professionals are encouraged to apply. Application projects must be a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years old. Nominations will be accepted through January 15th, 2016.

Click here for detailed information about 2016 and past award winners.