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Arizona
AzASLA Awards Gala - Call for Entries
AzASLA’s 2013 Call for Entries is now available to showcase your projects and give you the opportunity to exhibit your work to your peers and others in the industry. Click the link to find the entry form as well as the submittal guidelines, instructions, and a template that must be used.

All entries must be received no later than 4 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013. Late entries must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, with a $50 late fee.


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Awards will be recognized and presented at the 2013 Arizona ASLA Annual Dinner & Awards Gala on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Applicants with winning entries will be notified in advance.

California Sierra and Northern California
Great Shasta Rail Trail Design Workshop
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
1400 S Street – Sacramento
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Join ASLA Sierra for a day-long design workshop to help develop concepts for this exciting 80-plus mile trail system being planned between McCloud and Burney, CA. The goals of the workshop are two-fold: 1) to focus on developing concept plans for two different types of trailheads for the Great Shasta Rail Trail, and 2) to generate ideas for the identity and image of the Rail Trail.

Up to ten landscape architects would be ideal to work with the project’s Core Team members to provide “fresh eyes” and professional design expertise to these scenarios. Skills that would benefit this particular project would be conceptual design, trail planning, public art and wayfinding, engineering, and strong graphics. Please see the workshop background, draft agenda, and project brochure in the link above for more information.

Space is currently limited to 10 and open to both California Sierra and Northern California Chapter members, so please RSVP to: dalton.lavoie@stantec.com

Indiana
Seeking Members for the Public Service Project Committee

Are you interested in getting involved with the INASLA? We are currently looking for members who would like to join the Public Service Project Committee.

2013 has been declared the Year of Public Service by ASLA, and we have made this a top priority to get involved. More information can be found on our new Public Awareness website page: http://inasla.org/content.php?page=Public_Awareness

If you are interested in joining the committee or have questions contact Brian Staresnick at BStaresnick@ratioarchitects.com.

Minnesota
ASLA-MN 2013 Awards Celebration Call for Entries and Nominations

ASLA-MN is now accepting entries for professional awards and nominations for service and valued places awards. Entries and nominations are due Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m. Click the link above to learn more.

New Jersey
Suggestions Needed for 2014 NJASLA Annual Meeting Theme and Speakers

Please submit your suggestions for the 2014 NJASLA Annual Meeting theme and speakers. Ideas can be submitted with your name, or anonymously if preferred. Ideas can be submitted through this webpage: http://www.njasla.com/2014-annual-meeting-theme-and-speaker-suggestions/.

Oregon
ASLA and YOU (ASLA Oregon member benefit blog post)

“I recently sent an email out to the ASLA Oregon executive committee titled ‘Why Join ASLA?’ to solicit their reasons for being involved with this organization. I asked them why, in these days of tight budgets and careful spending, would people want to spend a sizable amount for dues every year without knowing exactly what they were getting for their dollars. Granted, dues are often paid by people’s workplace or part of their business expense, but if one works in a multi-disciplinary environment, the value of this expense is not always appreciated.”

Read more at the link above and “see why the ASLA should be a part of your professional life.”

Pennsylvania/Delaware
GIS Volunteer Needed for One Time Mapping Task

PA-DE ASLA is looking for a member to volunteer their skills and time to help produce a chapter map delineating each section by county and zip code ultimately assigning each zip code in Pennsylvania to a certain chapter. The chapter anticipates this volunteer task will take two to five hours, which can be performed at the volunteer’s schedule.

Anyone interested in helping with this task should contact Kim Cossar at kimberlycossar@wannerassoc.com.

Emerald Ash Borer Workshop
February 13, 2013, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Montgomery County Farm, Home & 4H Center, Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

The emerald ash borer poses imminent public safety, budgetary, and environmental risks to ash trees in Southeastern PA. Infestations will soon begin increasing at an exponential rate, and without intervention the majority of ash trees will likely die over a short period of time. With effective planning, the impact can be moderated and the environmental benefits provided by urban ash trees preserved.

This workshop, co-sponsored by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Montgomery County Farm, Home & 4H Center, and Penn State Extension, will cover planning and strategies to help mitigate EAB-related risks. It is designed for municipal officials and employees, corporate and institutional landowners, landscaping and tree care companies, and anyone interested in planning for the imminent EAB infestation.

The workshop costs $5. Please register at this link: https://www.pennhort.net/treetenders.



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