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4/11/2011

Chapter News

Boston
You won't want to miss the 2011 BSLA Celebration Gala, April 28.

Come to the Hotel Marlowe for a delightful evening of food, drink, and socializing with others in the landscape architecture community. Celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month. Congratulate the 2011 award winners. Honor the winner of the BSLA Lifetime Achievement Award, Ken Crasco.  

Also, view a display of the materials being used in the National Park Service Good Neighbors Program—the elementary school outreach program and winner of an Award of Excellence in Communications. Meet with suppliers both familiar and new. Tap your toes to the music provided by the Anonymous Groove Band. Enjoy the exhibits set up in the Photographers Gallery by regional photographers specializing in landscapes. And be automatically entered in raffles for great prizes, including an all-expense-paid trip to Eastern Maryland for tours of Annapolis and Victor Stanley.

Please join us for the celebration. Register today for the early-bird rates. The discounted rate expires April 15.  

California Northern
Join Delta Bluegrass for a California Native Sod Tour Event!

  • April 14 & 28
  • May 12 &16
  • June 9 & 23

Tours are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and lunch is provided!
Location:
Delta McDonald Island Ranch
111 North Zuckerman Road, Stockton, CA 95206
(view map)
Call 800-637-8873 or email KPiazza@deltabluegrass.com to make your reservation.
Visit the event web page for more information.

Colorado 
Call for Entries: ASLA Colorado Annual Awards
Graphic Theme Design Competition
Join the fun in creating a new look for the Annual Awards event! Winner will receive two free tickets to the Annual Awards banquet. The work will be showcased on the ASLA Colorado website, print material, and official Call for Entries. Submissions are due April 25, 2011, at noon. More information (PDF).

Iowa
The American Society of Landscape Architects would like to invite you to the 2011 Central States Conference that will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, May 4–6. They have assembled a world-class collection of speakers. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Matthew O. Carlile: mcarlile@thinkconfluence.com.

Kentucky 
UKLA Guest Lecture
Date: Monday, 4/18/2011
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: E.S. Good Barn, 2nd Floor

Mami Hara, ASLA, WRT, Philadelphia
The Changing Role of Designers and Planners: Advancing Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Community Design
CEU credit available.

Michigan 
MiASLA to Host LARE Workshop
Saturday, April 16—8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dana Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Michigan ASLA's new Emerging Professionals Committee is hosting a LARE Workshop. Our esteemed clinician will be Dr. Thomas Nieman from the University of Kentucky. Visit the website to find out more.

Minnesota
ASLA-MN 2011 Awards Celebration and Gala
Network. Reconnect. Celebrate.
Friday, April 29. 5:30 p.m., Reception; 7:00 p.m., Dinner and Awards Program; 9:00 p.m., Desserts and Socializing
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis

The annual awards celebration and gala is the marquee social event of ASLA-MN celebrating the landscape architecture profession, allied fields, and this year’s theme: The Legacy of Landscape Architect Theodore Wirth.

Jonathan Mueller, FASLA, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, will be the featured speaker at this year’s event.

New Award Category
ASLA-MN is proud to announce a new award, the “Theodore Wirth Award for Excellence in Parks.” This award is designed to recognize excellence in the planning, design, development, administration, maintenance, or preservation of a historic site, a historic landmark, or cultural landscapes in a park, park system, or wildlife preserve.

Minikahda Club
The creation of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes system was part of Theodore Wirth's efforts and was originally celebrated 100 years ago in 1911. The Minikahda Club was created in 1898 and is located along the shores of Lake Calhoun, the largest of the five lakes comprising the Chain of Lakes. Although the Minikahda Club is normally a private facility reserved only for members, ASLA-MN has been fortunate to secure it as this year’s venue.

There is something for everyone at this festive event. A bluegrass band will be on hand to entertain, vendors will be present to discuss their latest products and services, and guests will enjoy raffles, giveaways, and more!

You do not need to be a landscape architect or award winner to attend. ASLA-MN’s annual gala is a unique opportunity for all those working in allied professions to meet with one another in a casual atmosphere! Network with peers, reconnect with fellow alumni, and celebrate Minnesota's outdoor environment!

Who attends? Landscape architects, planners, architects, government employees and officials, vendors, landscapers, developers, leaders and members of affiliated organizations, students, UMN CDES alumni, and all others from allied professions! Register by April 15 at www.asla-mn.org.

Oregon
2011 Oregon ASLA Symposium
Landscape Fusion
April 15–16, 2011, Portland

ASLA Oregon’s Annual Symposium is titled “Landscape Fusion.” This will be the premiere landscape architecture event of the year, held April 15 and 16, 2011, in Portland State University’s Shattuck Hall.

NOTE: The charrette will be at ALTA Planning & Design, 711 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.
The symposium will offer 6.0 hours of health, safety, welfare professional-development-hour credits and 1.5 hours of general PDH credits.
The charrette will offer 1 hour of professional-development-hour credit. Click Here to Register Now!

South Carolina 
2011 Tri-State Conference
ASLA-SC Members:
Registration for the 2011 Tri-State ASLA Conference is NOW OPEN!

Join us in Atlanta April 28–30, 2011, for the premiere event for landscape architects in the tri-state area. Please visit the conference website, www.3state2011.com, for detailed information on education sessions, tours, hotel discounts, and registration. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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