Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council

Silver Spring,  MD 
United States

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to researching, promoting and educating professionals and the public about conservation landscaping to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Our signature program, the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional certification training, provides comprehensive instruction on the design, installation, and managment of sustainable landscaping and green infrastructure practices for the Bay region. We also offer topic-focused workshops and certificate courses on riparian buffers and BMP maintenance, and entry-level programs for young people. Get CBLP-certified and join the community this winter!  More about CBLP and upcoming classes on our website:

Get to know us at one of our info sessions: 

1/6- 11-12pm

1/7- 10-11am

1/8- 9-10am

Meeting ID: 890 2084 0417

Passcode: 619720

Brands: Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification

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  • Only for MANTS attendees!  Take your practice to the next level in 2021. 

    Register for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 training by January 31, 2021 and use the coupon code MANTS21 at checkout to get $50 off the registration fee.

    Participants choose one online session, which will run from 9 AM - 12 PM each day:

    Session 1 – December 1 & 8

    Session 2 – January 19 & 26

    Session 3 – February 10 & 17
    Online sessions will be followed by full-day field practicums. Participants choose one field day (9:30 AM - 3:00 PM) in one of the following locations.  Snow dates are listed on the CBLP website.

    • January 27 – Arlington, VA
    • February 18 – Lancaster, PA
    • February 23 – Annapolis, MD
    • February 26 – Norfolk, VA
    • March 2 – Fredericksburg, VA
    • March 9 – Columbia, MD

    Level 1 registration is online:

    Questions?  Contact


  • CBLP Level 1 Certification Training
    CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed....

  • CBLP offers two levels of training:  Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, emphasizing proper management of stormwater best management practices (BMPs).  Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs.
    CBLP’s active learning program engages participants to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice skills. We focus on the unique ecology and regulatory environment of the Bay region.

    CBLP course attendees may earn continuing education credits from numerous professional organizations including ASLA, APLD, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, VSLD, VA DEQ SWM/ESC Inspectors and VA UNM.

    A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available online.
    Level 1 candidates must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience. 

     Visit for information, and to apply. 

  • Native Plants for Stormwater BMP's
    Field guide for native plants ideal for use in Stormwater Best Management Practices. Includes information on ideal planting location, BMP friendly characteristics, and habitat information....

  • Assembled on two rings, these laminated cards include photos and information about the characteristics, habitat, appeal, native range, suggested management, etc. of 46 top native plants, which are ideal for use in stormwater best management practices in the Chesapeake Bay region.

    This publication was written and designed by Joyce Kelley, MLA, for the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional certification program, and developed with input from a CBLP committee of native plant and stormwater experts.

    Purchase at: 

Thank you for participating in MANTS 2021! 

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