The Shaw Series

Shaw Series logoThe Shaw Series hosts informal events that bring people together to share experience and insight around 21st century issues such as community landscape planning and storm water management. Themes vary from municipal planning to public perceptions of native landscapes, developing successful landscape specifications, maintenance plans and more. All events require advanced registration. The Shaw Series is coordinated by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center and Shaw Nature Reserve staff.

Registration for these seminars and tours will occur on this page the month before the event. Continuing Education Units are pre-approved through LACES – ASLA.

For more information about the Shaw Series call Rob Kennedy at (314) 577-0202 or email rob.kennedy@mobot.org.

2017 Shaw Series Schedule

This year we will be hosting one Salon, one Bus Tour and one 2-Day Stormwater Solutions Training.

A number of scholarships are available in 2017. Contact Rob Kennedy at rob.kennedy@mobot.org for more information.

Mark your calendars for the following Shaw Series programs:

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 2:30–6:30 p.m.
    Forest Park Stormwater Salon – 3.5 CEUs
    Registration: $50
    Join us at Forest Park! We will be exploring various stormwater installations around the park grounds, including:
    • the recently renovated Festival and Parking Plaza
    • bioretention areas in the south east corner of the park around Jefferson Lake
    • newly installed erosion control measures and stormwater inlets throughout Kennedy Forest and Government Drive
    Transportation will be available to shuttle the group around to see the various sites. The event will convene with a panel discussion about the areas visited and other relevant stormwater management topics in Forest Park.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, August 29 & 30. 2017; 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training at Alberici – 10 CEUs
    Registration: $115 for two days/$70 for one day
    This two-day workshop will highlight several case studies that integrate multiple perspectives on complex projects. Attendants will hear from the design, installation, maintenance and ownership teams. Registration is available for one or both days.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Chesterfield Stormwater Bus Tour – 4 CEUs
    Registration: $70—includes lunch
    Register by Friday, October 20
    This tour will feature stops at various company campuses and developments in the Chesterfield area. Panel discussion will follow at the Chesterfield City Hall.

Previous Years

2012

Schedule

  • February 7–8, 2012
    Innovations in Native Landscaping

  • March 13–14, 2012
    Native Landscaping Nuts & Bolts

  • June 19, 20, 29, 2012
    Greener Stormwater Solutions


Presentations & Resources


February 7–8, 2012
Innovations in Native Landscaping

Speaker Bios
Sponsors
Native Landscaping Manual
The MSD Stormwater Best Management Guide

Plants:

Native Landscapes in Urban and Suburban Environments
Kristy DeGuire, DG2Design

Landscapes That People Love and Hate!  Naturalistic vs. Traditional Design
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Reconciling Client Goals and Budget
Bill Ahal, APS Services

Simplified Plantings for Simplified Maintenance
Cindy Gilberg, Shaw Nature Reserve

Plant Performance
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Plant Performance
Klaus D-R, SWT Design

  • Plant Performance
    Rick Kacenski, HOK (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

SITES:

SITES Update – Sustainable Sites Initiative
Steve Ibendahl, ASLA, RLA – SW Illinois Resource Conservation & Development

  • SITES Pilot Projects
    Novus International and SWT Design, Hunter Beckham, ASLA – SWT Design(this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Greener Roofs:

Green Roofs – An Architect’s Perspective
Brian Morgan, Missouri Department of Conservation

  • Green Roofs – A Horticulturist’s Perspective
    Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Soils for Green Roofs
Bill Retzlaff – S. IL University – Edwardsville Biological Sciences

Green Roofs – Design and Plant Selection
Klaus Dieter-Rausch – SWT Design

  • Green Roofs
    Doug Bauer, Pizzo and Associates (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Greener Parking Lots:

  • Engineering
    John Grimm, MSD (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Porous Asphalt
Jessica Swick – Pace Construction

  • Permeable Paver Blocks
    David Mudd – Kirchner (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Bioretention:

Bioretention Soils
Jay Hoskins, MSD

Bioretention Soils
Jessica Eichhorst, S. IL University – Edwardsville

Design and Plant Selection for Bioretention
Ted Spaid, SWT Design


March 13–14, 2012

Native Landscaping Nuts & Bolts

Speaker Bios
Sponsors
Native Landscaping Manual
The MSD Stormwater Best Management Guide

Native Landscaping for Neighborhoods
Louis Clayton and Justin Carney, St Louis County—Planning Division

  • Sustainable Landscapes: Using Low-Maintenance Native Plants
    Andy Stahr, ecology + vision (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)
  • Novus International – Perspectives on the Planning Process
    Hunter Beckham, SWT Design (this file is too large for our website, email if you would like a copy)

Funding Opportunities and Cost-share Programs
Angie Weber and Erin Shank, MDC

Top Performing Native Plants
Cindy Gilberg, Shaw Nature Reserve

Irrigation Issues, Methods, and New Technology for Native Landscapes
Jim Davis, Landtech

Designing Vegetation Systems to Attain SITES Accreditation
Jacob Blue, Applied Ecological Services, Inc

Installation, Scheduling and Maintenance Issues: Hope Plaza Washington University
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve, part 2

Highway 40 Corridor : Concept Maintenance Sponsors
Steven Ibendahl, SW Illinois Resource Conservation and Development

Maintenance Schedules vs. Budget Constraints
Ben Grossman, St Charles Co. Parks

Native Plants for Rain Gardens
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve, part 2

Establishing A Low Maintenance Landscape For A Client – Alberici Campus and St. Clare Hospital
Simon Barker, Native Landscape Solutions

Establishing A Low Maintenance Landscape For A Client – Alberici Campus and St. Clare Hospital
Jon Wingo, DJM Ecological Services

Accountability and Overseeing—Maintenance Contracts: Novus International
Carrie Coyne, SWT Design


June 19, 20, 29, 2012
Greener Stormwater Solutions

Sponsors
Native Landscaping Manual
The MSD Stormwater Best Management Guide

Day 1 – June 19, 2012

Stormwater Management Updates
Jay Hoskins, MSD

MSD’s Green Infrastructure Pilot Project
Susan McCrary, MSD

Seeding Specifications for Wet Detention and Buffer Areas/Zones – addendum to the MSD Stormwater Landscape Guide
John Grimm, MSD

Urban Redevelopment – S. Grand Project
David Wilson, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Bioretention Pitfalls and Solutions, part A
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Bioretention Pitfalls and Solutions, part B
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Bioretention Pitfalls and Solutions, part C
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Green Infrastructure on Roadway Projects
Jason Peterein, MSD

BMP Compliance Inspections – What to Expect
Melantha Norton, MSD Environmental Compliance

BMP Maintenance
Jon Wingo, DJM Ecological Services

Day Two – June 20, 2012

Weed Ordinances
Aimee Nassif, City of Chesterfield

Invasive spp., Weed ID and Control, part 1
Doug Bauer, Pizzo and Assocites

Invasive spp., Weed ID and Control, part 2
Doug Bauer, Pizzo and Assocites

Bioretention and Stormwater Management: Role of Trees part 1
Perry Eckhardt, Urban Forester for MDC

Bioretention and Stormwater Management: Role of Trees, part 2
Perry Eckhardt, Urban Forester for MDC

Rain Garden Soil Mixes
Cindy Gilberg

Stormwater Management at Tyson Living Building, part 1
Anne Lewis, Lewisites

Stormwater Management at Tyson Living Building, part 2
Anne Lewis, Lewisites

Ecological Benefits of Native Plantings and Riparian Corridors, part 1
Mike Arduser, Missouri Department of Conservation

Ecological Benefits of Native Plantings and Riparian Corridors, part 2
Mike Arduser, Missouri Department of Conservation

Planting Styles and Lists –How this affects Plant Performance and Maintenance
Cindy Gilberg, Shaw Nature Reserve

Planting Styles and Lists –How this affects Plant Performance and Maintenance
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

  • Stormwater Management at the Future Arch Grounds
    Gullivar Shepard, Assocate Principal, Michael Van Valkenberg and Associates

Day Three – June 29, 2012

  • Missouri Botanical Garden West Parking Lot Stormwater BMPs
  • Choteau Crossing Bioretention BMP
  • Ace Hardware Brentwood
  • John Burroughs School
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital
  • Edward Jones building and Des Peres Park (lunch stop)
  • Priory School
  • Maryville University
  • The Treasure Room parking lot—Chesterfield Valley

Sponsorship

Is your company interested in becoming a Shaw Series sponsor? Sponsorship levels start at $500. Contact rob.kennedy@mobot.org for more information.

Landscaping
2017 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor
Alberici logo 
Sassafras Sponsor
Missouri Department of Conservation logo

Shooting Star Sponsors


Shooting Star level sponsor logos
Columbine Sponsors
Columbine level sponsor logos