Yearly Workshop

Carroll County Forestry Board Fall Workshop: October 15th, 2022 (Saturday), 8 AM to 12 noon

Hybrid In-Person/WiFi Device Program, Followed by Nature Walk.

WhereWatkins Park Southern Pavilion*, 615 Center St, Mt Airy, MD 21771. 

Ages:  16+ (or attendees under 18 accompanied by an adult).

SUMMARY

Experts from state government agencies and environmental companies will give presentations covering forest fires in the mid-Atlantic; stream restoration; and brook trout restoration.  Forestry Board and local practitioners will give presentations on native plant restoration; MD Big Tree Program; agroforestry; and truffle production.  See separate AGENDA for details.

Breaks will provide an opportunity to meet the speakers and fellow attendees.  Morning coffee and snacks, and workshop handouts are included in the registration fee.  After the workshop, there’ll be a nature walk in Watkins Park looking at remnant woods and Forest Conservation Act tree plantings.

REGISTRATION

Fee: $15.75 per person in advance.  Online registration at https://form.jotform.com/222595267979173, with a registration deadline of October 12th, 2022.  Walk-in registration (if space available) $20 per person.  Fee helps pay for Forestry Board efforts, including supporting high school students to attend Natural Resources Career Camp.

Registration Contact:  Jamie Weaver, Project Forester, Maryland Forest Service, 410-848-9290 (office); (667) 458-9294 (mobile), <jamie.weaver@maryland.gov>

ATTENDEE INSTRUCTIONS

Viewing Presentations

he workshop presentations will be hybrid in-person/on-device(NOT via a projector).  Speakers will give presentations live for which attendees can view slides on devices with Wi-Fi access that attendees bring.  A portable Wi-Fi hot spot will be provided.  Attendees will access presentations using a QR code that will be provided at the workshop.  In addition to viewing the presentation on their device, attendees will be able to see the speaker and ask questions in person.  Digital copies of presentations will be available following the presentations.

Parking

Watkins Park has parking lots adjacent to (east of) the south pavilion off Route 27.  In the event these adjacent parking lots are full, attendees should instead park at one of the three Carroll County schools located to the north.  Parr’s Ridge Elementary School (the closest) is a 250 yard easy walk from the south pavilion.  Note though that the schools are not accessible by car from Center Street.

Weather

The pavilion has a roof but no sides; come dressed for the weather.  In the event of non-severe weather, we intend for the show to go on!

In the event a severe weather event is forecast (such as a tropical storm), we will email registered attendees to provide an update on event status by 5 PM on Friday, October 14th.  (We will also post information at http://www.carrollcountyforestryboard.com/ in “Yearly Workshop”).  In the unlikely event we need to cancel because of forecast severe weather, registrants could choose to receive electronic recorded versions of the presentations, or request a refund.