Advocacy Summit Scores a Touchdown in Milwaukee

ASLA National and ASLA Wisconsin hosted the 17th Annual Advocacy Summit in Milwaukee September 8-10. The football-themed event brought together 30 chapters to examine the current political and legislative environment and to discuss new and innovative opportunities to advocate for licensure and improve chapter advocacy efforts.

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ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)

In response to President Trump’s executive order intended to streamline the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement:

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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.

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ASLA, The Pollinator Partnership Events Celebrate Pollinator Week

Preserving and creating pollinator-friendly habitat is a critical issue for landscape architects. The urgent need to do more to protect our nation’s pollinators gained the spotlight during a June 21 congressional briefing and evening reception as part of Pollinator Week 2017. ASLA’s Government Affairs team hosted the events in cooperation with the Pollinator Partnership.

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Congress Moves Forward on Eisenhower Memorial

Contained within the 1,665 pages of the fiscal 2017 omnibus package Congress passed in early May was a big win for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. The package includes $45 million in federal appropriations for the memorial, which some sources indicate is the green light for work to begin at the planned site near the National Mall. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas and former Kansas Senator Bob Dole have raised $10 million in private funds for the project so far. The memorial has been estimated to cost nearly $150 million.

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