MAY 19 | ASLA National Advocacy Day (Washington, D.C.)
Today, many landscape architects are saying iAdvocate – Now, it's your turn! Join the thousands of ASLA advocates who have travelled from across the country to Capitol Hill to advocate for policies important to landscape architects. During your congressional visits, you will raise the visibility of the profession with legislators and key staff, and educate them on the many ways that landscape architects provide solutions to some of the problems facing our communities. Interested individuals are to please contact the VP of External Affairs, Michael Damico ( firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
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July 7-8| NYU ASLA Annual Meeting - Living Green Infrastructure (Buffalo)
July 30 | Bluebell Hopyard Tour and Tasting (Rochester Section Event)
2016 CALL FOR OFFICER NOMINATIONS
The NY Upstate Chapter ASLA is seeking nominations for several officer positions. See open positions and nomination form here.
ASLA Advocacy Excerpt-
Funding Alert: Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon be announcing the start of the application process for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program (ORLP). The ORLP is a nationally competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). NPS will be issuing $15 million in grants to benefit disadvantaged urban communities.
Congress created the ORLP program in 2014, to complement the existing LWCF State and Local Assistance Program. This new program seeks to identify and highlight new ways of promoting opportunities for expanding outdoor play in areas with great need, as well as promoting the development of new or enhanced partnerships for outdoor recreation in urban communities across the nation.
Last year NPS awarded grants to eight cities. This year NPS will be combining the appropriated FY15 $3 million and FY16 $12 million for a total of $15 million in grant awards. NPS anticipates an early March 2016 application start date and a 75-day application deadline. The grants support land acquisition and development projects in cities that create or reinvigorate parks and other outdoor recreation spaces. Priority is given to projects that are in economically disadvantaged areas and/or lacking outdoor recreation resources. Eligible cities must have a population of 50,000 and above. There is a limit of two projects per state.
All interested applicants should contact their state LWCF representative for further application requirements.
CPA will notify its members when NPS officially opens the application process. If you have questions regarding the ORLP program, please contact Julie Waterman at email@example.com.
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design: Do you live in a rural community? Are you faced with a design Challenge? ....more
Be on the look-out for oak wilt! More Info from the Cornell Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic... more
FROM THE NYS DEC
DEC Seeks Input on Plan to Improve Access and Recreational Opportunities on State Forests in Eastern St. Lawrence County
Public Meeting Scheduled for December 8; Comments Will Be Considered in the Development of the Unit Management Plan...more (12/1/2015)
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
The NYS Association of Transportation Engineers is seeking speakers for LA Continuing Ed Credit for their conference in Lake Placid, 2016. Please contact Jon Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-785-2341) if you would like to be a speaker for the annual conference May 3-4 in Lake Placid.
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