Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (Ridgely, MD)


  • Name:Ms. Christin Jolicoeur

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
  • Address:12610 Eveland Road
    Ridgely, MD 21660
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:410-634-2847

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  • Mission:
  • The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to researching, promoting, and educating the public about conservation-based landscaping practices to benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Council is committed to implementing best practices that result in a healthier and more beautiful environment that benefits residents and the region's biodiversity.

  • Overview:
  • The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council envisions a general public that fully embraces and employs land stewardship practices throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Council will work to advance the following principles:

    Developing conservation landscaping standards of practice;
    Promoting conservation landscaping techniques;
    Training the public on conservation landscaping, and
    Measuring the impact and number of conservation landscaping activities.

    The long term goal of the Conservation Landscaping Council is to advance conservation landscaping practices that have significant ecological benefits for communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To achieve larger-scale conservation landscapes, the Council will consider a range of strategies and advance those deemed most desirable to achieve its goal. Strategies may range from public outreach campaigns, to advancing progressive public policies, to developing model best practices to demonstrate the benefits of conservation landscaping on small and large scales, to encouraging landscaping retailers to carry and promote native plant material and conservation practices.

    The Council is a broad-based organization that has open admission for individuals and organizations that are committed to finding shared solutions that advance conservation landscaping practices. The Council has a standing steering committee and committees that focus on and seek to advance Council priorities.

    The Council’s committees are composed of members who are interested in advancing specific components of the Council’s work program. Currently, the Council has five standing committees working on a range of issues from marketing to creating and setting standards for conservation landscaping. As priorities shift and projects get completed, the committees will also change. Nonetheless, the committees are working instruments of the council and are charged with developing and advancing policy and programmatic objectives of the Council.

  • History:
  • In Summer 2003, representatives of non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, and committed individuals from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed convened at a summit in Annapolis, Maryland. The participants had in common a dedication to the principles of conservation landscaping, and a desire to see it become more widely used in the Chesapeake Bay region. As a result of that summit meeting, the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council was formed.

    CCLC operated under the non-profit umbrella of Adkins Arboretum until 2009 when it became an independent non-profit organization. It operates with an all-volunteer board of between 18 to 20 people.

    The organization began to hold the "Turning a New Leaf" conference for professionals in the landscaping industry beginning in 2006. This year the 5th conference will be held. CCLC also holds field days each year around the Chesapeake Bay watershed to demonstrate conservation landscaping techniques on the ground. Additionally, the organization developed "The 8 Principles of a Conservation Landscape" with detailed information on how to achieve conservation landscaping goals. These principles will be edited into a brochure and web-based guide this year.

    CCLC is also working towards developing a certification program for landscape professionals in conservation landscaping. Towards this goal CCLC is partnering with community colleges, county government, professional associations and other non-profits to develop certification standards and a means of administering a certification program.

  • Year established:2003
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:0


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:90-0475197

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:900475197
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:12610 EVELAND RD
  • Organization City:RIDGELY
  • Organization State:MD
  • Organization Zip:21660-0000
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 2009
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C30
  • Asset Amount:$106,600
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$220,131
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$57,673
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:50:28 am

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