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Bowman’s Hill plan 20th land ethics symposium at DelVal

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve will host the 20th annual Land Ethics Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

Focusing on the theme “Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping,” the symposium will have broad appeal to conservation-minded professionals and homeowners.

Experts from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will discuss topics that include designing with nature, the benefits of organically grown trees and designing The Discovery Center, the new Fairmount Park nature education facility managed by Audubon Pennsylvania and Outward Bound.

Early bird pricing at $159 is until Feb. 16; the price will go up to $189 Feb. 16. Full-time student registration is $50.

Over the last 20 years, the symposium has garnered the following of many landscape design and landscape architecture professionals who regard it as a highly beneficial opportunity to learn, share and network with fellow professionals. Continuing education credits are available.
BHWP also recognizes notable design and stewardship projects by presenting the Land Ethics Award each year at the symposium. Nominations for this award are being accepted through Jan. 24.

Homeowners, too, are becoming more interested in enhancing the ecological value of their properties. There are many stewardship practices utilized by professionals that homeowners can adopt.

For information, including a speaker schedule, award nomination instructions and conference registration, visit, or contact Santino Lauricella at 215-862-2924, x102 or For sponsorship opportunities, contact Julia Dare at 215-862-2924 x113.