The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards creating a sustainable landscape post construction. When paving is not involved, we developed the ‘Scoop and Dump’ method soil remediation and have followed its effects over 12 years of practice, measuring soil health and plant growth over the long term.
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More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices
While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices. In this webinar, Andrew Tirpak will discuss recent research results from studies designed to characterize the health of trees in bioretention practices and the benefits they provide to urban stormwater management. Lyn Rutherfordwill share observations from managing bioretention and detention ponds, noting how design, installation, and maintenance practices affect tree health and water quality function.
EAB has become more prevalent in the northeastern U.S. State and federal agencies, universities and Extension specialists are continuing to manage this wood pest (and others) threatening the woodlands and communities using several strategies that have proven successful. Nate Siegert, US Forest Service Forest Health Protection specialist in New Hampshire, presents these strategies and updates in this EAB University webinar presented 4/16/2019.
Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What does this mean for engineering design standards? What storms should we consider? Where is it OK to develop? What guidance does the engineering code of conduct provide? Insights to these questions and more are the focus of "It just rained two feet, now what?"
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Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? An Overview and Best Management Practices
Catalysts for Change: Non Governing Boards as Pipelines for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Leadership
Engaging in board service is an invaluable opportunity to have substantial community impact and can be one of the most rewarding experiences volunteers can have. Non-governing boards, such as junior boards, young professional boards, or advisory councils, are creative tools for nonprofits to build pipelines for diversity and cultivate the next generation of talented leaders. Join us to learn how these types of boards can help you reach emerging leaders and add to your nonprofit’s overall diversity by fostering the support of new donors.
Digital fundraising is about using all the digital channels at your disposal in an integrated way to reach and expand your audiences, spark engagement, and grow your giving opportunities. Developing a digital fundraising strategy is particularly helpful to reach beyond your local community and engage a broader audience interested in supporting your cause.
Finding funding for capital expenses is one of the most challenging fundraising efforts – in terms of time, scope and resources – an organization ever undertakes. So many funders say they don’t give for capital expenses or to capital campaigns.
Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and struggling to respond to systemic issues proactively instead of reactively. Nonprofit staff often end up feeling anxiety and hopelessness, working ineffectively in their teams, and traveling on the path to burnout.
The Plant Conservation Alliance and the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany welcomed Chris Martine, David Burpee Professor of Plants Genetics & Research and Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, to present “Plants are Cool, Too: #SciComm, media relations, and a botanist on Mars”.