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07-08-20 | Association News

ASLA Chapters July Update

Several Virtual Events are Being Planned Throughout the Country

The Nevada, Sierra California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Utah, and Minnesota ASLA Chapters are planning events including webinars, virtual panels, and a golf tournament.

Several ASLA chapters have updates on what they are up to this month. While there are still significant hurdles preventing these associations from creating and hosting public events, they are always finding ways to reach out to their members and industry professionals. Webinars and other virtual programs have become very popular to allow for broad communication and to offer continuing education units.

Nevada
The Nevada ASLA Chapter is putting together two professional practice events for all ASLA members. "A Virtual Forum on the Future of Parks and Play" is described as "an interactive, open dialogue to talk about the future of parks and play, co-organized by ASLA's Children's Outdoor Environments, Environmental Justice, and Parks & Recreation Professional Practice Networks." The other professional practice is titled, "A Conversation with Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA." These events will take place on July 15 and July 16, respectively. Additionally, they will be hosting a virtual luncheon on July 23 that will contain a CEU accredited presentation about pumps and irrigation hydraulics.

Sierra California

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On July 15, the Sierra California Chapter will be hosting an event "to create a forum for women of all ages/experience to come together and promote growth in our profession." At this virtual experience, the Women x Landscape Architecture chair, Jessica McWilliams, will discuss her ideas for the organization. You can RSVP by emailing events@asla-sierra.org

They are also calling for submissions for their 2020 Design Awards as the deadline July 24 deadline is quickly approaching. This chapter is also promoting the Zoom LARE Q&A, which will take place on July 11.

New Jersey
The New Jersey Chapter has issued a call for executive committee candidates. They are looking for the president-elect, 1st vice president, and a treasurer for their upcoming elections in late July. Also, the leadership of this chapter has put together a database of resources available for the benefit of their members, readers, and industry professionals. You can view this database here: https://tinyurl.com/yaaqvpus

New Mexico
In response to a survey that the New Mexico Chapter conducted in which they found that more than half of respondents would attend their annual golf tournament, they decided to go forward with the 25th anniversary of the event, which will take place on August 14.

Utah
The Utah Chapter is promoting a virtual panel discussing the removal of confederate monuments from public spaces. This is "part one of a two-part panel series discussing the removal of monuments from public space" and will open on July 15. You can register for this panel here: https://tinyurl.com/yclft6kp. Furthermore, this chapter is putting together a virtual presentation that offers 1 CEU. The "How to Protect Property, Save Lives, and Provide Peach of Mind online exhibition can be seen on July 21.

Minnesota
The Minnesota chapter has an emerging professionals panel for July 9. They have collected six industry professionals to speak to the younger generation of landscape architects. They are excited to "talk about school, starting a career, finding your niche, making an impact, and working during a recession."

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