Gateway to Green Jobs Virtual Agenda

If you missed out or were not able to attend the Gateway to Green Jobs training, a portion of the presentations, education and information will be available virtually via zoom.  Here is the virtual agenda for the week.



Monday, Nov. 30

  • 9:30 AM: Howard EcoWorks Executive Director, Lori Lilly, will provide an overview of the Gateway to Green Jobs program, the environmental industry and some of her own experience and career development with a brief lesson on fire ecology.  Zoom link:

  • 2 PM: EQR LLC - Based out of Millersville, MD, EQR provides a range of services including stream restoration, wetland restoration, low impact development, green roofs, native landscaping and more.  Learn more from Jimmy Dick, Business Development Manager.  Zoom link:


Tuesday, Dec. 1

  • 1 PM: Atlantic Maintenance Group - Based out of Glen Burnie, MD, AMG is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services.  Learn more from Jevon Dolan, President / Owner.  Zoom link:

  • 1:30 PM: Power 52 - Based out of Ellicott City, Power 52 breaks the cycle of poverty, unemployment, under employment, and incarceration in our urban communities across the nation through economic empowerment and clean energy access.   Learn more from Deadre Wiggins, Director of Workforce Development.  Zoom link:


Wednesday, Dec 2

  • 1:30 PM: American Forests - Based out of Washington, DC, American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. They advance their mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.  Learn more from Sarah Anderson, Senior Manager of Career Pathways. Zoom link:


Thursday, Dec. 3

  • 12:30 PM: SMC - Based out of Hunt Valley, MD, SMC is an industry leader that protects and restores the Chesapeake Bay watershed through practical design, construction, and maintenance of water quality infrastructure.  Their services include engineering, construction, pond maintenance, land surveying and more.  Learn more from Eric Ettenhofer, Associate Project Manager.  Zoom link:

  • 1:30 PM: Casey Trees - Based out of Washington, DC, Casey Trees is committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. They plant trees, engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provide year-round continuing education courses, and much more.  Learn more from Brittany Tovar, HR Manager.  Zoom link:


Friday, Dec 4

  • 9:00 AM: MD Sea Grant - Maryland Sea Grant College, a University System of Maryland program, works to apply science to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal resources. They fund and explain scientific research to help leaders and communities deal with the state’s major environmental challenges, and promote a sustainable coastal economy.  Learn more from Amanda Rockler, Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist. Zoom link:

  • 10:00 AM: Empire Landscape - Based out of Grasonville, MD, Empire Landscape is an MBE/DBE certified environmental restoration company specializing in reforestation, invasive species management, Green Infrastructure and stormwater management planting, erosion and sediment control system construction and habitat restoration.  Learn more from Lynette Scaffidi, Managing Owner.  Zoom link:

  • 11:00 AM: Civic Works - Based out of Baltimore, MD, Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. They are a non-profit working in Baltimore communities for over 20 years, and they are deeply committed to service.  Learn more from Gwen Kokes, Food and Farm Manager.  Zoom link:

  • 11:30 AM: Howard County Department of Utilities - The Department of Utilities is responsible for the County’s public water and sewer system, providing engineering support and management, oversight of water reclamation and reuse systems, oversight of shared septic systems and the pretreatment program.  Learn more from Arthur Shapiro, Chief.  Zoom link:

  • 1:00 PM: American Landscape Institute - The American Landscape Institute (ALI) was founded to attract, educate and train the next generation of landscape and horticultural professionals. The program combines on-the-job training with college classes at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). ALI prepares individuals for careers in the rapidly growing Horticulture Industry and provides opportunities for professional advancement and achievement. Learn more from Martha Pindale, Executive Secretary.  Zoom link:

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Columbia, MD 21046 


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