UW Botanic Gardens’ conferences, seminars, and symposia offer academics, scientists and practitioners opportunities to learn about the latest research and expertise in plant-related fields and create a forum for collaboration among professionals working in urban forestry, restoration and sustainable landscape management. Read on to learn about our exciting 2016 fall seminar. We hope you can join us!
Design and Implementation of Landscape and Restoration Projects
on Puget Sound Shorelines and Urban Ravines
Co-hosted by Greenbelt Consulting and University of Washington Botanic Gardens
November 15 & 16, 2016, 9am – 4pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105
Full registration – $230
One-day – $150
* Special discount pricing for full-time students and conservation corps members. See registration site for details.
This program is designed to educate landscape professionals about the vulnerable nature of marine shorelines and provide guidance and instruction on how to better initiate, design, and implement successful landscape and restoration projects on upland buffers, shorelines, steep slopes, and beaches.
Expanding your skill set in this area will allow you to:
- Meet the growing demand for this type of service
- Implement successful projects, creating happy customers and positive word-of-mouth
- Increase your company’s market share
- Avoid regulatory problems, fines, and lawsuits
- Improve public trust in the landscape industry to meet these environmental needs
The public is being educated about the need for better management of shorelines and steep slopes, resulting in rising public demand for professional services. This is an optimal time to train landscape professionals in the specifics of designing, planning, and installing projects on marine shorelines and other sensitive areas.
- Elliott Menashe, Greenbelt Consulting
- John Bethel, Geomorphologist, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
- Kollin Higgins, Senior Ecologist in the Science and Technical Support Section of King County Water and Land Resources Division
- Erica Guttman, Washington State University Extension and Native Plant Salvage Foundation
- Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program
- Marianne Edain and Steve Erickson, Frosty Hollow Ecological Restoration
- Stephanie Williams, L.G., Geologist, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
- Karin Srelioff, MLA, Environmental Specialist | GSI Designer, Mason Conservation District
- and more to come!
Full program schedule coming soon.