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April 4-6, Huntsville, Alabama

http://www.twinstatesconference.com – @2019Tsc

 

 

 

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2019) –The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has long advocated for permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). For over fifty years, LWCF has protected lands in every state and congressional district in the nation and provided funds for over 41,000 state and local park projects.

And today, thanks to the relentless efforts of ASLA and our members, the president signed a permanent authorization of LWCF into law.

“From Black Rock Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, to North Tangipahoa Parish Park in Louisiana, to Crescent Harbor Playground in Alaska, LWCF gives landscape architects the ability to plan and design parks and recreational facilities that are resilient, beneficial, and beautiful outdoor spaces,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “The permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is an incredible victory for ASLA, our members, and our partners. This critical program will help lead our nation to a healthier, more sustainable future that is accessible for all.”

LWCF is one of the only federal programs that provides dedicated funds for local and community parks and recreational facilities. This gives communities access to green spaces while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The permanent authorization of LWCF ensures landscape architects and other design and planning professionals have the funds needed to complete safe and accessible community plans.

The LWCF provision is part of a bipartisan comprehensive public lands bill renamed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, which will protect millions of acres of public lands, provide countless recreation opportunities for the nation, while also creating tourism and economic development benefits.

In addition to authorizing LWCF, the law, signed today by the president includes another ASLA priority—the Every Kid in a Park program. Every Kid in a Park introduces our youth to the beauty and benefits of the natural world by giving fourth graders and their families passes to our national parks and public lands.

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Join us for the 2018 Twin States Conference – twinstatesconference.com

March 8-10 in Jackson, Mississippi

“An Evolving and Emerging Profession”

Hosted at the Westin Jackson in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.

Click here for more information about the venue and to make hotel reservations.

Confirmed Speakers:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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In this webinar you will learn about some of the environmental differences impacting trees in the lower South, and how to select plants that can best reflect regional character. Underutilized tree and understory species will be discussed as well as the selection of hardy species types for sustainable landscapes. Bob Brzuszek, ASLA, is an Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University, has written numerous publications on lower South trees and sustainable landscapes, and serves on a local tree board.
Proof of attendance provided for continuing education credit. Webinars can be viewed from any computer with Internet access. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required to receive information on how to access the webinar. To register, go to http://techoutreach.msucares.com/webinars and click on The Canopy: Tree Selection In The Lower South under Upcoming Webinars.
FOR MORE INFORMATION contact: Mississippi State University Forestry Extension – (662) 325-3150 or jg966@msstate.edu

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2013 Award submittals are now available for viewing.  Follow this link https://msasla.wordpress.com/awards/2013-design-awards/ to view the submitted presentations.

Congratulations to the following faculty and firms:

  • Ryan’s Ranch  – Sam Henry, Dalhof Thomas design|studio, Memphis, TN
  • Florence Gardens  – Christian Preus, Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, Gulfport, MS
  • Art Garden/ MS Museum of Art  – Brad Stringer, JBHM Architects, PA, Jackson, MS
  • Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, Phase V  – Cory Gallo, faculty for MSU classes, MSU

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