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Using Compost for Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Raindrops hit the soil surface and displacement of the soil particles occurs (known as ‘splash’ erosion). On slopes, the soil particles tumble, causing ‘rills’ to form. Rills become more pronounced and they channel the water, increasing its velocity and ability to carry away...
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Compost is such a unique product and it provides many benefits to the soil, to plants, the environment and to the ‘pocketbook’ of the end user. In the next two articles, we are going to discuss the use of compost in soil and water conservation, and protection (e.g., storm water management,...
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Annual Career Symposium Harriton High School, in Bryn Mawr, PA is looking for a Landscape Architect to participate on a panel for an Annual Career Symposium on Monday, April 3 - 7:30 - 10:30 am.  They are seeking a Landscape architect who either lives or works near Bryn Mawr to participate, and...
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Using Compost in Green Infrastructure and Land Management Not just for Plant Establishment anymore, Compost is also used for Erosion Control, Storm Water Management and Green Infrastructure The recycling of organic 'wastes' is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize these products to address several of societies vexing...
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ASLA Professional Award Winner - Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park - Queens, NY Webinar Wednesday: Free Webinar on Green Infrastructure Modeling  Note: This is your weekly Wednesday update regarding upcoming webinars, please see below for more information! Webinar: Green Infrastructure Modeling Toolkit December 14, 2016 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST Register...
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  In response to member feedback and in an effort to support the engagement of emerging professionals, ASLA has adopted a new graduated dues program for members within their first five years of graduation.  Effective January 1, 2017, dues will increase incrementally over the five years, stepping up to full payment...
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Hello Advocates! As the National Park Service (NPS) centennial celebrations continue, the work to protect and fund parks must also continue. This week, Congress reconvenes to finish their work on pending legislation, including a key piece of legislation that could provide a boost to our national parks, the National Park...
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On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas temporarily halted a U.S. Department of Labor rule that extends overtime pay to roughly 4.2 million workers across the country. Therule, which was slated to take effect on December 1, updated the standard salary level requiring certain workers making $47,476 and...
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         2017 Trumbauer Award in the category of  Landscape Architecture & Design RAS is honored to be the recipient of the inaugural Trumbauer Award for Landscape Architecture & Design. Awards were presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art on November 9, 2016....
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Here are some top reasons why more Hispanic students should learn about landscape architecture and become landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). 1. Landscape architecture is a rewarding career that combines art, science and the environment. Landscape architects design all types of outdoor public and private spaces...
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The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES®) is the most comprehensive rating system for developing sustainable landscapes. SITES is based on the understanding that land development can be planned, designed, and maintained to protect and enhance ecosystem benefits. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES is designed to define sustainable sites &...
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Check Out the New and Improved ASLA Online Learning Website ASLA's new online learning website continues to provide information on new and evolving practices and products, offering a convenient and affordable way to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements. PDH are approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing...
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November 14, 2016 Dear ASLA Member: As you know, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has championed stewardship of our built and natural environments for more than a century. It provides its more than 15 thousand members dedicated volunteer leadership outstanding professional education, and effective advocacy. ASLA fights for...
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American Trails will host a webinar on November 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST titled “Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?.” The webinar will cover the latest trends in the planning, promotion, and conservation of trail and greenway corridors. ...
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In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that will automatically extend overtime pay eligibility to certain workers. The rule will entitle most salaried, white-collar workers earning less than $913 a week ($47,476 a year) to overtime pay. The overtime pay final rule goes into effect...
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The substantial completion date for the ASLA Center is planned for December 23.  The staff plans to move back to the building during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  The ASLA Fund continues to solicit donations to the Campaign for the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture. To date the campaign has raised $1,120,319 or 75 percent...
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  The Eastern Section of the PA-DE ASLA Chapter hosted an event at Awbury Arboretum, Germantown, PA featuring a presentation on "Invasive Plants".   Many of the common invasive plants that plague many urban landscapes in the Philadelphia County area were reviewed by Penn State Extension horticulturalist and educator, Tommy McCann, and...
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Two terms as Trustee from 2010-2016, the PA-DE ASLA membership had granted me. This constituted six years of information on the workings, governance, of ASLA that I would have never been exposed to otherwise, if I was not your Trustee.  Besides setting policies Trustees engage in mid-year meetings, annual meetings, advocacy...
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*NEW SITES AP Exam Chapter Contest: The SITES AP Exam has launched and is available at your nearest Prometric location! The chapter with the most people and the chapter with the greatest percentage of their membership that register and take the exam by January 31, 2017 will be awarded a half-day...
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