Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for a speaker? Contact us today about our Speakers' Bureau.
Contact Carol Jelich at 410-634-2847 ext 40, or email cjelich@adkinsarboretum.org

Learn about how to care for properties in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area through the First Stop for the Bay Speakers Bureau. 

Speakers are available for the region's environmental organizations, watershed groups, homeowner associations, civic groups, realtors, and industry professionals. The Speakers Bureau provides accurate and consistent information, technical support, and referrals on best landscaping practices in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area.   First Stop for the Bay encourages Critical Area property owners to seek advice and permits from their local planning offices first before they begin landscaping changes, such as removing trees or altering their shoreline. 

Those who attend a First Stop for the Bay Speakers Bureau presentation will receive copies of the Council's publication, The Green Book for the Bay: An Illustrated Guidebook for Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Property Owners Living on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This free resource grew out of a collaboration of professionals and local citizens on Maryland's Eastern Shore who realized that the rules and the process to follow in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area are complex and sometimes confusing for those who want to be good stewards of the land they own.  The Green Book provides clear information on best landscaping practices in an easy-to-use format that includes FAQs, case studies and color photographs of beautiful landscapes that are also Bay-friendly.
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Pictured left to right are speakers participating in Shore Land Stewardship Council's First Stop for the Bay Speakers Bureau:  Carol Jelich, project manager for Shore Land Stewardship Council; Mary Owens, Education and Conservation Coordinator, Critical Area Commission, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; arborist Bob Stanley, Tree Keepers; and Teri Batchelor, Forester, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service.

Adkins Arboretum

12610 Eveland Road, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660
Phone: 410-634-2847, Fax: 410-634-2878
E-mail: info@adkinsarboretum.org