August | 2015 Awards Exhibit Community Design Center of Rochester
September 16 | PARKing Day
On September 16, ASLA will participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event in which local community members, students, and designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets.
September 22&23 | Advocacy Day, Natural Connections: Exploring Eco-Justice in Upstate Communities (Syracuse)
10 Parks that Changed America
Additional screenings coming soon...
October 21-24 | ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo (New Orleans)
Release of Updated New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has finalized updates to the New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book). The final document is dated July 2016.
The final document will be available for download on the following webpages. The 2005 version will also be available for download until the CGP is modified.
If you have any questions, please contact: Dave Gasper, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov.
Now Available: NYS Parks Western Region Term Contracts
Register with the Contract Reporter to gain access, once you are registered, search by contract number to locate the three ads.
The contract numbers are:
NYS Pollination Protection Plan
The New York State Pollinator Task Force developed a plan for New York State to conserve and grow its pollinator population.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE NYS DEC
Oak Wilt Found On Long Island
Residents Encouraged to Report Any Sudden Loses of Oak Tree Leaves during the Month of August...This is the second location in New York that oak wilt has been confirmed, the first being in Schenectady County in 2008 and 2013. more information (8/2/16)
Be on the look-out for oak wilt! More Info from the Cornell Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic... more
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