Momentum is Growing to Restore Our Parks And Public Lands


 During Advocacy Day 2019, ASLA members asked lawmakers to support H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. This bipartisan bill would invest billions of dollars to address the backlog of maintenance projects in our national parks with an eye toward sustainability.

Momentum is growing for passage. Almost a quarter of all members of the U.S. House of Representatives support the bill, along with many organizations. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is among the voices calling for investment.

From a press release issued by the minority staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources: 

“Landscape architects helped create the first national parks and have been stewards of these natural treasures ever since. Infrastructure in our national parks and public lands is in desperate need of attention, and the Restore our Parks and Restore our Parks and Public Lands Acts are a huge step toward addressing those maintenance needs in a sustainable, resilient way. ASLA applauds these bipartisan bills in the hope that working together, we can preserve our precious natural environments for generations to come.”  

– Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects


Get more information about H.R. 1225 and ASLA's position > 

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