WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 20, 2021
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Please contact any event organizer directly to determine if the event has been cancelled or rescheduled. As of press time this is what we have, but all of the events are subject to change.
For the latest Coronavirus update from ASLA Colorado CLICK HERE
ASLA 2021 Colorado Sponsor Package is Ready
 
The 2021 ASLA Colorado Sponsorship Package is ready. It is the same as 2020 although we will gladly make any modification to the list of benefits upon request.  CLICK HERE for the 2021 Sponsorship Package, CLICK HERE for a one page “at-a-glance” summary. For more information on sponsorships email elizabeth@aslacolorado.org


2021 ASLA Colorado/Wyoming Awards

Plans are underway for the Awards Event in the fall of 2021. We are unsure if it will be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid event. The Call for Entries is being developed with the goal of posting it in late April with a deadline for submittals in the summer. Stay tuned for more information. CLICK HERE to see last year’s winners (link to the awards page).


Welcome New Sponsors
Welcome to the following new or renewing sponsors for 2021:

Colorado Hardscapes (New - Platinum)
Landscape Forms (Renewing - Silver)
Rainbird (New – Silver)
Siloam Stone (Renewing - Bronze)
RefiJet (New - Strategic Goal Sponsor)

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Welcome New Member

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Virtual Sketch Crawl with Craig Stoffel:
Friday April 23 from 12-1pm
CLICK HERE to register (registration closes 5:00 pm April 22nd)
No fee to Register

Craig Stoffel is back again to show us all his sketching tips and tricks! This event will be held over zoom, and Craig will guide us through a series of sketch drawings for you to follow along and ask questions. First 20 people to register get a free sketchbook sent to them courtesy of Anova Site Furnishings! The sketchbook should arrive to you before the event.

Public Engagement Roundtable
April 28 4-5 pm
CLICK HERE to register (registration closes at 5:00pm April 27th)
No fee to register

Join us and our amazing panelists to learn how engagement has been impacted by the past year, how to reach communities virtually, and general best practices.
 
ASLA COLORAO CALL FOR CANDIDATES
CLICK HERE to submit your application by email

ASLA Colorado is accepting applications from eligible members (full and associate) interested in running for election to the following board positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer (two-year term), Vice President Government Affairs, Vice President Programs, Vice President Communications, and Trustee (three-year term). The position descriptions are in the bylaws CLICK HERE for that section. If you are interested in one of these positions send an email with a short biography. (CLICK HERE for examples from last year.) Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. The email will go to Daniel Morgan, Nominations Committee Chair.


Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects Openings

There are openings on the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects due to term limits and people just moving on. The Department of Regulatory Agencies is seeking landscape architect board candidates who have at least three ears of experience and live outside of the Denver Area.

The meetings are typically two hours long, held three times a year. To find out more about this important board CLICK HERE or email Program Director Joyce Young at CLICK HERE.

To apply for consideration by the Governor CLICK HERE


ASLA Student Members

ASLA Students members are now receiving the weekly notice and other regular communications from ASLA Colorado/Wyoming. Feel free to share the information with your classmates. Anyone on the list can always unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the weekly notice.


2021 NEW MEMBER DRIVE
All new members who join ASLA and ASLA Colorado between February 1, and June 30, 2021are eligible to have their chapter dues refunded to them by the chapter. For Full and Affiliate members this is $90.00, for Associate members it is $50.00. (Promo only applies to the first year)

This does not apply to renewing members or lapsed members. If you are a new member who joins in November CLICK HERE to send an email to start the process for your chapter dues refund (we will need your receipt from National and we will send you a form to fill out to receive your reimbursement).
Remember, you can pay your dues on a monthly plan through ASLA national. For membership information CLICK HERE.


We’re looking for On-Call Volunteers!

ASLA Colorado is looking to build a network of professionals who are interested in engaging with students and emerging professionals through various volunteer opportunities. We are looking for those interested in taking on mentor roles for students, sitting as jurors on student project critiques and presentations, and engaging in portfolio reviews. Sign up to be added to the pool, and we will reach out as these opportunities arise!
(If interested, please email aslaco.ep@gmail.com to be added to the pool and include which opportunities you would like to be engaged in!)  
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This Week’s Opportunities:
Meet a Sponsor Highlight: BASALITE

Basalite’s New State-of-the-Art Plant Opening in Ft. Lupton

Basalite® sets the standard for hardscapes with our extensive collection of quality pavers, walls and outdoor living kits. Our large selection of styles, shapes, colors and textures will soon be sourced and manufactured in Colorado.
Here is an inside look at our Fort Lupton plant with our newest Hardscape machine with robotic features to handle material.

With Basalite Products you can create your ultimate outdoor environment.

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CLICK HERE to CHECK OUT COLORADO’S & BASALITE’S NEWEST HARDSCAPE PLANT
Reminders
ProGreen Experience Now Available On-Demand!
Content available now through May 22
CLICK HERE to register

Did you miss the 2021 ProGreen Experience last week? Well not to worry, you can still access most of the incredible educational content and connect with over 85 sponsoring companies. On-demand content is now available through May 22, 2021 for as little as $95. Hear from experts in landscape, greenhouse, pest control, arboriculture, business operations, and much more!
Sign up today and then view the sessions at your convenience. The 2021 ProGreen Experience is not over yet!


IES Tree Stewards 
CLICK HERE for more information

The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is recruiting for their Tree Steward program to help care for new plants and trees in Sheridan, CO! Responsibilities include weekly watering, weeding, and mulching at IES’s planting sites. Tree Stewards provide IES project sites with consistent tree maintenance and monitoring and promote a method of sustainable community forestry for other cities. Located at Sheridan Quincy Trail (W Quincy Ave between S Irving St & S Federal Blvd)


Virtual Learning with Tournesol Siteworks
April 28th 12:00-1:00 pm MDT
Earn CEU credits

CLICK HERE to register for April 28th
Join this insightful CEU course “Greening the Amenity Deck,” presented by Catherine LeDuke, Regional Sales Manager with Tournesol Siteworks. In this session, hear how amenity decks can provide some alleviation of lost green space, while affording developers the potential to monetize underutilized spaces in their buildings and provide an advantage over older buildings to attract tenants. Looking forward to meeting with you


CEU accredited Virtual Learning with Rocky Mountain Recreation
March 16th – April 27th, every Tuesday at 11:30am
CLICK HERE to register

Join us this 2021 for VIRTUAL learning opportunities from Landscape Structures experts. Each Tuesday beginning March 16th, 2021, Landscape Structures will be hosting a series of education sessions to earn CEU credits. The sessions will range from new products, design trends, research-based playground design and how to create inclusive play environments.


LEED Green Associate (GA) Training - Webinar and Online self-paced options:
CLICK HERE to register
CLICK HERE for more information

Become LEED Accredited! 
1. February 6 2021 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
2. February 27 2021 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
3. March 11 2021 – 5:00PM – 9:30PM EST
4. March 27 2021 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
5. April 16 2021 – 3:00PM – 7:30PM EST   - OR -
6. May 8 2021 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST

A. LEED AP BD+C (Level 2) – May 15 2021
On-demand recordings completed at your own pace
ASLA Members can use the discount code ‘sust’ for $50 off the course price!

CU Denver Scholarship for Landscape Architecture Students
In order to make a tangible difference for underrepresented students and inspire them to help the world through Landscape Architecture, Dig Studio worked with the University of Colorado Denver to establish a scholarship specifically for MLA students in Landscape Architecture, as a component of their Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Fund (JEDI). Based on this input, the University has enabled the JEDI donation process to include direct donations to the Landscape Architecture Program in support of scholarships for underrepresented students. As a sign of their commitment, Dig Studio has pledged $10,000 to the fund by 2023 and has challenged other Colorado and Wyoming landscape architecture firms to meet or beat their donation! 
For more information on how to make your own gift, please CLICK HERE to contact Meg Touborg.

LEED Green Associate Training
Online – Anytime and Anyplace plus Live Webinars
CLICK HERE for more information

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. ASLA Colorado members can receive $50 off the course price by using the discount code “sust”.


Colorado Restaurant Winter Outdoor Dining
CLICK HERE for more information then click the “CO Outdoor Dining Designs” green bar.  

ASLA Colorado teamed up with Governor Polis, the Colorado Restaurant Association, AIA Colorado, and other associations to participate in a design charrette (by invitation) on October 19, 2020 to create feasible ideas for outdoor dining concepts for restaurants through Colorado’s cold-weather months (due to COVID restrictions). The link above will take you to the program (which includes grants for restaurants) and if you click the “Workshop Design” or “Winter Resources” tabs you will see the program participants and design results. You can also sign up for more information on the program. A similar program was conducted recently in Chicago CLICK HERE for more information.


University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Support Fund
CLICK HERE to donate

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) scholarship fund in the College of Architecture and Planning was created to provide opportunities for minority students in the MLA program, to assist with the financial burden of a graduate degree. The profession of Landscape Architecture lacks minority representation across all levels and for this to change, we need financial support for students to take the first step toward becoming landscape architects. “If you wish to donate specifically to the LA program, please note "FOR JEDI LANDSCAPE USE" in the comments box on the second page of the form as you make their gift.”
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