July 30 | Bluebell Hopyard Tour and Tasting (open to all ages)
(Rochester Section Event)
August 5 | First Friday & 2016 Chapter Awards Gallery Opening Reception (Community Design Center - Rochester)
10 Parks that Changed America
Additional screenings coming soon...
September 16 | Parking Day
September 23 | Advocacy Day, How Landscape Architecture can impact Social Justice (Syracuse)
October 21-24 | ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo (New Orleans)
DEC Grants Due July 29th See below for more information.
Water Quality Improvement Program
New York State DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant
Regional Economic Development Councils
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com, 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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