Updates from ASLA

Take Advantage of the Environmental Protection Agency Summer Offerings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a few exciting announcements this summer that will be of particular interest to landscape architecture professionals and students.

Are you a landscape architecture student looking to pursue a career at a federal agency but aren’t sure where to begin looking? The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship is a great place to start. The ORISE fellowship provides college students, recent graduates, and university faculty the opportunity to participate in project-specific EPA research, current environmental research, and developmental activities.

In the coming months, the EPA will be putting out a call for their Greening America’s Communities technical assistance program. The program helps local communities, interested in environmentally friendly ways to revitalize their neighborhoods, design and implement projects that incorporate green infrastructure. Please contact Clark Wilson if you have any questions.

Also, later this summer, the EPA will be releasing a mobile web application version of the National Stormwater Calculator, which landscape architects may find useful on-the-go. Look out for a link to the mobile app on ASLA’s Facebook page or Twitter when it becomes available.

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