Mark your calendar for the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. The event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. We have thirty (30) outstanding presentations and four (4) information-packed field tours for you to choose from. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center, with accommodations at the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront and Sheraton Erie Bayfront hotels on the shores of Lake Erie.


We’ve got you covered. The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will offer continuing education credits for the following:

Landscape-Architecture-Continuing-Education-System-LogoASLA LA/CES – Fifteen (17) credits approved to-date, with more to come. Each of the credits approved to-date also meet the Health, Safety & Wellness (HSW) standard. Please see the Presentation Summary and Field Tours Summary, where LA/CES-approved sessions are indicated with the LA/CES logo. Check back in the coming weeks as we anticipate offering an additional 4-5 credits via qualifying sessions and field tours.

USDA-NRCS Pennsylvania, Conservation Planner Continuing Education Credits – This event qualifies for six (6) Wildlife Biology CECs and two (2) Pasture CECs.

Certified-Crop-Advisor-LogoCertified Crop Advisors – A total of 11.5 CEUs have been approved for CCAs in the following categories: Nutrient Management: .5; Soil & Water Management: 3.5; Integrated Pest Management: 1; Crop Management: 4; Sustainability: 2.5. Please click the “Download & Print Presentation Summary” button below to see the full list of presentations, with CCA-approved sessions indicated.

Wildlife-Society-LogoThe Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 15.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium.

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturists (PCH) can receive 3 CEUs for each field tour attended, 7.5 CEUs for attending Tuesday and 6.5 CEUs for attending Wednesday informational sessions. Potential total of 20 CEUs can be achieved by each attendee if attending two field tours and all sessions.



The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will take place at the lovely Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA, with premier lodging provided by the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront and the Sheraton Erie Bayfront. You might not want to go home after enjoying these first class conference facilities and luxurious accommodations. Learn more about everything the Erie Lakeshore region has to offer at You can even download the new Hello Erie app to use during your stay.

Symposium Details at a Glance

September 17-19, 2018
Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, PA

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