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

2018 Shaw Series Schedule

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

Mark your calendars for the following Shaw Series programs:

  • Thursday & Friday, July 19 & 20. 2018; 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, September 26, 2018; 3:30–6:30 p.m.
    Shaw Park Salon – 2 CEUs
    Registration: $35
    Join us for a tour and discussion at the newly renovated northeast end of Shaw Park!

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018;
    Location, Time, and CEUs TBD.
Previous Years



  • March 4–5, 2014
    Greener Stormwater Solutions

Presentations & Resources

March 4–5, 2014
Greener Stormwater Solutions

Speaker Bios
Tree Benefit Calculator
Deicing Best Managment Practices
Native Landscaping Manual
The MSD Stormwater Best Management Guide
Native Plant School
Rainscape Rebates
Partners Workshop featuring Tallemy

Day One — March 4, 2014

Green Infrastructure in Community Site Planning and Design
Ruth Wallace, DNR Mun. Stormwater Prog. Coordinator

MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Program
Susan McCrary, Senior Civil Engineer, MSD

Bioretention Pre-treatment Panel
Ray Frankenberg, BFA Engineering,
Guy Littekin, ASP Enterprises  and Nicholas Krekeler, Landesign

Evolution of GRG’s Sustainable Design Practices – Past, Present & Future
Scott Emmelkamp, Planning Design Studio

Building Community Acceptance of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management
Lara Isch, Water Quality Educator, KC MO. Water Services, Lisa Treese LA, KC MO. Water Services

Day Two — March 5, 2014

What Comes Next: A Roadmap for Green Infrastructure
Stephen Ibendahl, Sustainability Planner, Heartlands Conservancy

Next Generation: Best Plants for Bioretention
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Case Study: Webster University East Academic Bldg.
Bonnie Roy, SWT Design, and Craig Miller, Webster University
Jeff DePew, Webster University

Maximizing Water Storage Capacity
Brian Snelson, Advanced Drainage Systems,
Guy Littekin, ASP Enterprises,
Ray Frankenberg, BFA Engineering

McBride Arbors at Wildhorse Creek and MSD Green Infrastructure Pilot Project Maintenance
Jeremy Roth PE, McBride Homes, Simon Barker, Native Landscape Solutions

Project Clear, Native Landscape Solutions

Plum Creek, St. Peters, Missouri Case Study
Becky McMahon, DJM Ecological Services


Is your company interested in becoming a Shaw Series sponsor? Sponsorship levels start at $650. Contact for more information.

2017 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor
Alberici logo 
Sassafras Sponsor
Missouri Department of Conservation logo

Shooting Star Sponsors

Columbine Sponsors

2018 Columbine level sponsors