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.

2020 Shaw Series Schedule

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1–6 p.m.
Social Justice in Horticulture Conference
at St Louis Community College – Meramec Campus
Approved for 3 PDH's by LACES and 3 LU's by AIA

  • Noon Check-in
  • 1 p.m. Welcome
  • 1:10 p.m. Introduction (20 min): “Definitions of Social Justice”
    Dr. Cindy Epperson, Professor of Sociology
  • 1:30 p.m. Keynote (60 min): "The Just and the Green: Confronting Green Inequities"
    Kofi Boone, ASLA
  • 2:30 p.m. BREAK (45 min)
  • 3:15 p.m. Session 1 (20 min): "GOOD FOR BUSINESS, GOOD FOR PEOPLE: The Case for Diversity & Inclusion"
    Melissa Brickey, DAP (Diversity Awareness Partnership)
  • 3:35 p.m. Session 2 (20 min): “Building Company Practices That Build Communities”
    Rachel D’Souza-Siebert, Gladiator Consulting
  • 3:55 p.m. Session 3 (20 min): “Understanding Environmental Racism”
    Tosha Phonix, MCE (Missouri Coalition for the Environment)
  • 4:15 p.m. Session 4 (20 min): “Why Youth Engagement Matters”
    Guest Speaker from Green Teen Alliance / Outdoor Youth Corp
  • 4:35 p.m. BREAK (25 min)
  • 5 p.m. Panel (60 min): Audience Q&A 

Learn more and register

 
2019 Shaw Series Schedule

  • Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9, 2019; 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training at STLCC-Meramec – 10 CEUs

Presentations & Resources

Greener Stormwater Solutions Training at STLCC-Meramec
Day One August 8, 2019
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve
Art of Combining Plants
Landscaping with Native Plants Manual
Rain Gardening and Stormwater Management Manual
Reconstructing a Tall Grass Prairie Manual

Kirk Lambrecht and Kaleena Menke, MSD
Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs
Rainscaping Incentive Program

Jerry Pence, STLCC Horticulture Program
STLCC-Meramec Master Plan

Gabe Presley, DTLS Studio
Native Plants and Community Base Design

Day Two August 9, 2019
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve
Attaining Success in Stormwater Infrastructure

Rachel Witt, South Grand Neighborhood Improvement District; Angie Weber, Community Resource Specialist; Cody Hayo, Pretty City Gardens & Landscapes
South Grand Sustainability Initiatives

Josh Ward, Missouri Department of Conservation
Conservation Planning Tools for Missouri Communities
Reference Manual

Zach, SWT Design
Forest Park Waterways

Previous Years

2018

Schedule

  • 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.

2017

2017

Schedule

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Forest Park Stormwater Salon
    At Forest Park. 3.5 CEUs.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, August 29 & 30, 2017
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training
    At Alberici. 10 CEUs.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Chesterfield Stormwater Bus Tour
    Tour visits various company campuses and developments in the Chesterfield area. Lunch provided. 4 CEUs.


Presentations & Resources

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 29 & 30, 2017
Greener Stormwater Solutions Training

Presentations

2016

Schedule

  • Wednesday & Thursday, March 2 & 3, 2016
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training
    At Alberici. 10 CEUs.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    Salon: Webster Groves Stormwater BMP Tour
    Tour visits The College School, Lockwood Park and Webster University. 2.5 CEUs.
  • Monday, October 24, 2016
    Seeded Landscape Bus Tour
    Tour visits Alberici, The Danforth Plant Science Center, Meadowbrook Country Club, Shaw Nature Reserve, SSM St. Clare and Country Club of St. Alban's. Lunch provided. 4.5 CEUs.


Presentations & Resources

Wednesday & Thursday, March 2 & 3, 2016
Greener Stormwater Solutions Training

Presentations

2015

Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Stormwater Best Management Practices Tour
    including stops at Brightside St. Louis, South Grand and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2.5 CEUs.
     
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Greener Solutions to Municipal Landscape Design
    including a Tour of Kirkwood Park and Walker Lake followed by a Panel Discussion on developing greener stormwater projects! 2.5 CEUs.
     
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Nature-Rich Stormwater Management: Innovation & Inspiration
    in conjunction with the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance at MICDs featuring Landscape Architect Fred Rozumolski.  2.5 CEUs.
     
  • Wednesday & Thursday, October 28 & 29, 2015
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training
    at Alberici including help on navigating updated MSD permitting requirements. 10.5 CEUs.


Presentations & Resources

October 28 & 29, 2015
Greener Stormwater Solutions Training

Training Resources
 

2014

Schedule

  • March 4–5, 2014
    Greener Stormwater Solutions
     

 



Presentations & Resources

March 4–5, 2014
Greener Stormwater Solutions

Flyer
Sponsors 
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

2013

Schedule

  • January 22–23, 2013
    Greener Stormwater Solutions

  • October 24, 2013
    Greener Solutions to Corporate Landscape Design
    at Alberici in Overland, Missouri
    Download flyer

  • November 13, 2013
    Paving the Way for Greener Corporate Landscapes
    at Novus International, Inc. in St. Charles, Missouri
    Download flyer

 



Presentations & Resources

January 22–23, 2013
Green Stormwater Solutions

Sponsors
Speaker Bios

Day One — January 23, 2013

Brightside St. Louis Demonstration Garden and Learning Center
MaryLou Green, Executive Director—Operation Brightside
Angie Weber, Community Conservation Planner; MO Dept. of Conservation
Mark Grueber, Urban Forester; MO Dept. of Conservation

MSD Update: MSD Green Infrastructure Pilot Project Update
Jay Hoskins, Principle Engineer-Planning/Development Review; MSD

The MSD Stormwater Best Management Guide

MO DNR’s Green Infrastructure Guide and the Neosho, MO Project
Ruth Wallace, Municipal Stormwater Program Coordinator, MO DNR

Missouri Guide to Green Infrastructure

Joplin’s Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan – Panel Discussion
Ronda Headland, MDC Community Conservation Planner

Catherine Hart, General Manager for GreenTown Joplin

Jon Skinner, Urban Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Community Forestry Councils Conference in Joplin

Stormwater Management in Columbia, MO
Mike Heimos, Stormwater Educator – City of Columbia Public Works

City of Columbia Public Works

Day Two — January 23, 2013

Design Options—How to Plan for Successful Bioretention Landscapes
Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

Native Landscaping Manual

Landscape maintenance schedule

Kirkwood Park and New Stormwater Management Approaches
Murray Pounds, Director Kirkwood Parks Department
Andy Franke, Planning Design Studio

New Developments in Bioretention Soils
Roy Gross, St Louis Compost

Erosion and Sediment Control
Shawn Garland, Eco-Constructors

Lessons Learned While Inspecting and Maintaining Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs
Steve Polk, Stormwater STL

Post-Construction Stormwater BMP Practitioners Certificate Program

The New MBG RainScaping Guide-A Whole Landscape Approach
Karla Wilson, EcoWorks Unlimited

Missouri Botanical Garden Rainscaping Guide

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 SolutionsSponsors
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 $650. Contact rob.kennedy@mobot.org for more information.

Landscaping
2019 Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor
Alberici logo

Sassafras Sponsor


Missouri Department of Conservation logo


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Columbine Sponsors


2019 Columbine Sponsors