I’m pleased to be able to announce that I have now been certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Pro Designer – that is, I now carry a CBLP-D! This is a distinct, more stringent certification from the entry level CBLP certification specifically geared toward those designing landscapes, and was accomplished after a several-month-long stretch of coursework and testing.
As I’ve posted before, CBLP is all about sustainable landscaping – not just native plants, but actually attempting to restore the natural functioning of landscapes so that they capture and control more stormwater (and thus benefit the Bay and all of us who live near and use it and its watershed).
How do you know what your watershed is? It’s a safe bet that, if you’re reading this, you’re in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But the watershed is made up of many, many creeks and rivers. Which waterways do your efforts benefit when you do a better job controlling stormwater and pollution coming from your property? Check out https://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm and find your watershed address. (As of this writing, at least, that page is still working. Please join me in encouraging the federal government to protect this page and all the other citizen science resources!)
I still need to order them, but if you want one of my new business cards once they come in, let me know. I’ll be happy to send you some!