News & Events
Deadline: October 6th, 2016 at 5pm.
The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant program, offered by the Montgomery County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is now accepting proposals to support watershed restoration and outreach throughout Montgomery County. The goal of this program is to reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants through community-based restoration implementation as well as projects focused on public engagement through education, outreach, and stewardship. Please note that this funding opportunity is available for projects throughout Montgomery County for grant awards of up to $100,000. The municipalities of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Takoma Park are not eligible for funding in this program; however they are eligible in the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program that is also open now. The Trust welcomes applicants from community associations, faith-based organizations, youth, and civic groups, watershed organizations, and other 501©3 non-profit organizations. More information is available on our website and we encourage you to contact the Trust to discuss any project ideas you might have.
The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program encourages on-the-ground restoration including RainScapes practices as well as outreach and engagement activities that reduce stormflow and pollutants and engage Montgomery County residents in the restoration and protection of the local rivers and streams of Montgomery County.
DOEE is submitting for public review and comment the Draft Revised Green Area Ratio (GAR) Guidebook. The guidebook provides clarification for the development community and District residents to comply with the regulation. Additional forms and documents that support administration of the regulation are provided for reference. The public is invited to present its comments in written format and at a public hearing on proposed revisions to the Draft Guidebook. The revisions and supporting documents (below) are available at doee.dc.gov/gar.
The Draft revisions are presented within the guidebook as strikethrough deletions or underline additions. A summary of revisions form identifies all major changes to the guidebook.
The deadline for comments is 10/10/2016 at 5:00 P.M. Persons may submit written comments by email, with a subject line of “GAR Guidebook” to the attention of Markku McGlynn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments clearly marked “GAR Guidebook” may also be hand delivered or mailed to the Department’s offices at 1200 1st Street NE, 5th Floor. All comments should be received no later than the conclusion of business on Monday, October 10, 2016. The Department will consider all comments received in its final decision.
SIGAL Gallery, District Architecture Center
This exhibition highlights our 16 award-winning works of landscape architecture. The range of projects encompasses residential, private, and public practice, and a variety of project types that include parks, courtyards, plazas, historic landscapes, and public realm guidelines.
The exhibition illustrates the range in scale and scope of the landscape architecture profession and highlights the high quality of work being produced in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Chapter’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Darwina Neal, FASLA, is recognized in the exhibition.
Oct. 19, 7:30am-4pm
Silver Spring, MD
Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will bring together the country’s leading experts to discuss innovative approaches to protecting the health and welfare of the urban forest in our increasingly developed landscapes at the 2016 Trees matter Symposium on October 19, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Click here for more details: montgomery-parks
CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
November 1 – 4, 2016
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
ASLA Potomac Chapter members, save $50 on the following CitiesAlive registration items by using the code: ASLAPT5
• Delegate Pass
• Best Price Delegate Pass
• GRP and Emerging Professional Package
• Stormwater Engineering Package (Tuesday – Wednesday)
Rise to the Stormwater Challenge. Join green roof & wall industry leaders to discuss design, research and policy this November in North America’s foremost city for green roof policy and implementation – Washington, D.C. – for the 14th Annual CitiesAlive Conference.
This year’s conference will highlight advancements in living architecture design, research and policy, with a focus on stormwater management. Explore the science behind green roof and wall performance and learn how these technologies are enabling designers to meet municipal stormwater management requirements.
Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive trade show, tour some of DC’s best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your professional practice with continuing education and networking events.
CitiesAlive is pending approval for up to 17 Continuing Education hours for LA CES, AIA CES, ASCE, BOMI, NLAP, APLD, CCA, and RCI.
Join us at Inscape Publico’s 2nd Annual Social Impact Design Celebration at the Wonder Bread Factory! This is the social event for all of those supporting social impact design in the architecture, design, development, and construction fields in the DC area. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music!
Registration and more information: www.inscapepublic
LAF Announces New $25,000 Fellowship for Landscape Architecture Professionals
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its new LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. This $25,000 year-long fellowship is an opportunity for mid-career and senior-level landscape architects to explore, research, develop, and test the next big ideas and initiatives that will bring about positive change and expand the impact of landscape architecture.
Application deadline: Dec. 1.
Details here: laf-fellowship-call-for-proposals