2020 October Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Climate Action for California
CLG Project Wins Award
NPS Grant Opportunity
Designating California
Learning Opportunities
And more....

News & Updates
Climate Action for California
Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency remains as urgent as ever, and the commitment to mobilizing the arts, culture, and heritage sectors for climate action, as important as ever. The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), is putting forth its first public program: Climate Heritage Week and Culture x Climate 2020.
Culture x Climate 2020, taking place October 12 through November 27, is a virtual forum designed to bring together climate advocates at all levels to share how arts, culture, and heritage can help drive transformative climate action in communities and regions.

Climate Heritage Week 2020 runs from November 16-22, and nested within Culture x Climate 2020, will provide a series of sessions designed to help build knowledge of, and momentum for, culture-based climate action.

The Office of Historic Preservation is a founding member of the Climate Heritage Network, with SHPO Julianne Polanco serving as a Co-Chair.


30 by 30

Also in climate news, Governor Gavin Newsom on October 7, 2020 signed an executive order that aligns California with 38 other nations in conserving 30% of open lands and coastal waters by the year 2030. The 30 by 30 initiative will help move our state further along the path to climate resiliency in the age of global warming.

CLG Grant Project Wins Preservation Award

Among this year's recipients of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Preservation Design Awards is the City of Ontario, for the city's Jay Littleton Ball Park Historic Structure Report. The historic structure report (HSR) was one of the projects to which the Office of Historic Preservation was pleased to award a 2018/2019 Certified Local Government (CLG) grant. Diana Ayala, Senior Planner for the City of Ontario, notes that "we could not have completed the project without [CLG] funding. The HSR has been an extremely valuable tool for the City’s Public Works management team and staff. It has brought awareness to the value of the historic resource and established a framework to ensure appropriate treatments and repair." Congratulations to everyone involved with this deserving project!

A list of all of the Preservation Design Award recipients is available on the CPF website.

Visit the OHP's Certified Local Government page to learn more about the CLG program and grants.


Image courtesy of the City of Ontario.
NTHP Publishes List of Most Endangered Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation published their 2020 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The annual list brings attention to historic resources that are threatened by neglect, impacts of environment and/or time, or demolition.

Being included on the list has often benefitted threatened places by helping to spur successful efforts to save them. The list also serves as a way to educate and remind the public of the often tenuous existence of treasured historic places within their communities.

This year's list includes two California sites: Harada House in Riverside, and the West Berkeley Shell Mound and Village Site.
 
NPS Grant Opportunity

The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting applications for the 2021 Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Grants support efforts to preserve and tell the history of the sites where Japanese Americans were forcibly confined during World War II.

Private nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, state, local, and tribal governments, and other public entities may apply.

Application deadline: November 9, 2020

TCLF Releases New Report and Exhibit

This year, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released their annual thematic report and exhibit online. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead honors and explores the work of women who designed historic landscapes in communities and sites throughout America. Featured landscape architects include Ruth Shellhorn and her work with Walt Disney on the creation of Disneyland, and the work of Martha Schwartz on San Diego’s Children’s Park and Pond. 
Designating California!
Education & Events
Online Offerings for California Archaeology Month
As part of their California Archaeology Month celebration, the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) is making available online, a series of archaeology related programs including the latest in student research:

October 29:
LA Conservancy & Pasadena Heritage Program is Online
The Los Angeles Conservancy in partnership with Pasadena Heritage is offering an online panel discussion and virtual tour exploring landmark 1970s architecture of southern California and the rise of preservation awareness and organizations in the region.

Your Input Wanted by the NTHP!
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is seeking public input regarding the way NTHP presents information via their website and other media, the kind of information shared, and what the priorities and focus should be going forward. Deadline to comment is October 14, 2020. 
CPF Awards Presentation & Online Programming for October
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) will present their annual Preservation Design Awards online this year. The ceremony takes place October 21st and is free. As part of the awards celebration, CPF also is offering a series of free online programs throughout October, addressing a variety of preservation topics. Visit the CPF Events page for details and to register for the awards ceremony and online programs. 
Preservation Expo 2020 Launched Online
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) recently launched their online Preservation Expo 2020. According to the CPF, the Expo provides a "new, digital way to connect you with the resources you need to restore, preserve, and rehabilitate your historic structures." Preservation Expo 2020 will run through October.
NTHP Still Accepting Registrations for Annual Conference
Registrations are being accepted for the PastForward Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The conference takes place October 27-30 in a virtual format, allowing for greater participation while maintaining necessary pandemic safety protocols. This year's theme is "Resilience and Relevance." 
NPI Online Trainings
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is offering online training covering a variety of preservation topics including Finding New Sources of Funding in Challenging Times, Cultural Landscapes: An Overview, Historic Wood Windows, and more. Visit the NPI Online Trainings page for a full listing and registration details.

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