Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping
15th Annual Symposium:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Delaware Valley College
Life Sciences Building
Stay ahead of the curve with innovative ideas & successful solutions from experienced landscape practitioners.
Aldo Leopold asked us all to consider ourselves as citizens of the land, and not conquerors, whenever we sought to use or change it. This “Land Ethic was meant to guide us in protecting our most precious natural resources.
Michael Catania, Duke Farms
Michael Fleischacker, Delaware Valley College
Kelly Gill, Xerces Society
Michael Van Clef, Ecological Solutions
Claudia West, North Creek Nurseries
This year we are proud to partner with County of Bucks, Office of Commissioners and Delaware Valley College to present the 15th annual Land Ethics Symposium.
Thank you Sponsors!
Aquascapes Unlimited, Inc. (Native Wetland Plant Nursery)
Charlesworth•Fleischacker Landscape Architects
Ernst Conservation Seeds
North Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
Pinelands Nursery & Supply
Princeton Hydro, LLC
Association of Professional Landscape Designers, PA - DE Chapter
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association Foundation
For information about sponsorship opportunities in 2016, please email Development Director Angela Jacobsen or call (215) 862-2924.
Our Symposium brochure will reach mailboxes by the first week of January. All past attendees will be sent a brochure.
If you would like to receive a brochure by mail or update your contact information, contact us at: LES@bhwp.org or (215) 862-2924.
Click the link below to download a PDF of the Symposium brochure:
2015 Online Registration
Online Registration is now OPEN!
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2015 Registration Fees:
$149 - Early Bird Registration (submitted by February 12)
$179 - Regular Registration (submitted between February 13 and March 4)
$99 - Fulltime student (include copy of ID)
* Registration and payment must be completed by March 4, 2015.
The following CEUs are available:
Pennsylvania State Board of Landscape Architects – 5 LA Continuing Education clock hours
BHWP is a LA CES™ approved provider (for NJ-ASLA) – 5 CEUs
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association, Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals (CNLP) – 5 CEUs
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association recertifications:
- Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) – 5 CEUs
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) – 5 CEUs
We are very excited to introduce a new way to recognize excellence in sustainable ecological design: the Land Ethics Award.
Purpose of Award:
The Land Ethics Award honors and recognizes individuals, organizations, government agencies, community groups and business professionals who have made significant contributions to the promotion of native plants and have exhibited a strong land ethic while promoting sustainable designs that protect the environment.
Who is eligible for nomination:
Nominations may be private individuals, businesses, design professionals including landscape architects and site engineers, conservation and preservation organizations and local, state and federal agencies involved with environmental protection. School groups may also be nominated for relevant team projects. Applications are not available and can be found on our Land Ethics Award page.
2015 Judging/Selection Process:
The recipient will be selected by a jury of professionals in the field of preservation and conservation. Nomination deadline is JANUARY 15, 2015. Selections should be made by mid-February, 2015. The Land Ethics Award will be presented at the Land Ethics Symposium on March 12, 2015.
2014 Award Winners
Who were the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Land Ethics Award? Check out our Land Ethics Award page to find out!