CALL FOR ENTRIES | DUE November 2
2016 Design Awards Program
The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects established the Professional Awards Program to encourage the participation and recognition of Landscape Architects and to better familiarize the public with their activities and projects. The program recognizes a full spectrum of innovative projects and efforts executed by individuals, firms, agencies, and academic institutions. Entries are judged by a multidisciplinary jury from outside the NY Upstate Chapter of ASLA.
The professional categories are Built Design; Unbuilt Design; Residential Design; Planning & Analysis; Research and Communication; and Historic Preservation.
November 5&6 | A SketchUp Workshop for Landscape Architects with Daniel Tal (Cornell University)
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.
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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