Monique Anderson, of Anderson Land Planning, worked to construct the Sitka Community Playground at Crescent Harbor Park this past year. Not only was this an incredible volunteer-run project, but also happened because of LWCF funding, which was recently signed into law. We wanted to highlight Monique's public awareness efforts and also this great project that incorporated the local community in dynamic ways! Photo courtesy Sitka Community Playground at Crescent Harbor Park / A
(Article courtesy of ASLA National) WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2019) –The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has long advocated for permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). For over fifty years, LWCF has protected lands in every state and congressional district in the nation and provided funds for over 41,000 state and local park projects.
And today, thanks to the relentless efforts of ASLA and our members, the president signed
Parking Day is a global annual open-source event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public places for a business day. The idea began in 2005 when a single metered parking space was turned into a public park in downtown San Francisco. Since then, PARK(ing) Day has evolved and now includes organizations and individuals who create public space in urban contexts worldwide. This is Anchorage’s fourth year, and wi
The Alaska Chapter is updating the Chapter Constitution and Bylaws that were originally adopted by the Chapter in 1994. With a few exceptions, the proposed Constitution and Bylaws follow ASLA National model Chapter Constitution and Bylaws, which were adopted by National in 2016. The chapter has been operating under a later revised version of the Constitution and Bylaws for many years, however these were never adopted by a vote of the Chapter. An overview of changes is provi
Lika immigrated from the country, Georgia to the US in 2009 and graduated from South Anchorage High school in 2017. She has lived in Anchorage for seven years and will be attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California to study Landscape Architecture. She says she became interested in the field of Lanscape Architecturewhen she found out about it her Junior year because of her love for the outdoors, art, and science. Congratulations Lika, and good luck at Cal Poly! #scholars
The Anchorage Museum is currently accepting applications for those who are interested in partnering for Design Weekend and hosting an event. Interested? Step One: Mark Calendar for September 22-24 2017. Step Two: Check out the Design Weekend Community Partner Schedule. Step Three: Follow this link to fill out an application which will gather the details of your desired partner event.
Step Four: Do the above BEFORE 5pm August 14. Step Five: ROCK ON Was that survey link broken
Per the Schools on Trails facebook page, Interpretive signage on the flora and fauna of Russian Jack Springs Park was installed in the Nunaka Valley Elementary Learning Labs this week. We would like to thank Landscape Architect, Jonny Hayes for his participation in this project, and Brendan Stuart for her leadership of the Schools on Trails Program. We would also like to thank you to everyone who worked on this project, and especially the teacher Jessica Nesset. #SchoolsonTra