Northern Virginia Native Plants for Landscape Professionals Conference


Tue Aug 22 2023 at 09:00 am to 12:15 pm


Merrifield Garden Center | Fairfax, VA

For Landscaping Professionals Only - learn about landscaping with native plants
About this Event

This conference is for professionals in the landscaping industry only

(landscape designers, landscape architects, crews, growers, nurseries, landscape maintenance, property managers, builders, etc.)

You are welcome to either pay online or pay at the door. If you pay in person, please bring exact change for the entry fee ($40). You can get a free email reminder about this event by selecting the free ticket titled 'Free Reminder.'


  • Welcome by Delegate Dan Helmer, VA District 40
  • Conservation landscaping (Design and plant choices for stormwater management as well as other practical issues - Barbara Ryan
  • Erosion control (The role of native plants, plus a little on engineering solutions) - Maria Harwood
  • Riparian buffers (Design, plant choices, and relevant laws and government programs) - Clay Morris
  • Quick invitation to participate in the native plant campain - Margaret Fisher

Abour our speakers:

Barbara Ryan is founder and owner of Chain Bridge Native Landscapes, an ecological landscape design firm located in McLean, Virginia. Barbara holds a Master's Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design from George Washington University and is a Certified Virginia Horticulturist and Level 2 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional.

Maria Harwood - Fairfax County Urban Forester I in the Forest Conservation Branch. Prior to joining the Urban Forest Management Division (UFMD), Maria worked for the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District since 2014 providing drainage and erosion technical advice to homeowners, certifying Nutrient Management Plans for the Home Turf Program with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Fairfax County Master Gardeners, providing programmatic support for the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program, and coordinating the annual Seedling Sale.

Clay Morris - Natural Resources Section Chief, Prince William County Public Works-Watershed Management

Questions? [email protected]



Where is it happening?

Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 0.00 to USD 40.00

Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Host or Publisher Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

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