ASLA’s Year of Public Service – YPS 2013

ASLA’s Year of Public Service – YPS 2013

It’s time to bring our Chapter’s excellent work to light. The 2013 Year of Public Service (YPS2013) has been established by the national ASLA Public Awareness Campaign to highlight the wide-reaching public-service activities readily performed by landscape architects, and to advocate for a higher commitment by all towards community service projects.

ASLA National invites current members to submit documentation of 2013 projects for review by the Public Awareness Campaign to highlight in the campaign’s resources and outreach. Descriptions, quotes and multimedia content may be used – with proper credit – on the YPS2013  blog and The Understory Facebook page. Eligible projects must include the following:

  • involve an ASLA member, or firm with ASLA members
  • provide landscape architecture services at no cost
  • benefit the community in some way

To submit your project, go to the YPS2013 website and click “Submit Project.” A pre-populated email will pop up, requesting information such as descriptions, pictures, video, quotes and testimony.

ASLA and the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program (NPS RTCA) have augmented their ongoing collaborative partnership to celebrate ASLA’s Year of Public Service. Under this partnership, landscape architects can volunteer to help NPS RTCA in right here in our community by providing technical assistance for such outdoor resources as trails, bike paths, and other recreational facilities targeted for support in 2013. A few NPS RTCA projects are listed below:

CarLess California
Project Partner: US Forest Service
RTCA Contact: Peg Henderson
Location: Central California

Healing from the Ground Up: McClymond’s Park
Project Partner: Attitudinal Healing Connection
RTCA Contact: Barbara Rice, Lauren Ivey
Location: West Oakland

Landowners Toolbox for San Benito County
Project Partner: Pinnacles Partnership
RTCA Contact: Peg Henderson
Location: San Benito County

Point Molate Beach Park
Project Partner: Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate
RTCA Contact: Barbara Rice
Location: City of Richmond

El Cerrito Trail Signage
Project Partner: El Cerrito Trail Trekkers
RTCA Contact: Steve Bowes
Location: El Cerrito

Bethel Island Heart of the Delta
Project Partner: Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District
RTCA Contact: Suzanne Brinkley
Location: Bethel Island

You can find details of these projects and others in California that the NPS RTCA has targeted for 2013 here. Projects in other states can be found here.

Contact Phil Stamper (ASLA PR Coordinator) with any questions related to the Year of Public Service. Join the conversation on Twitter by using #YPS2013. And follow the national effort online.

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