March 2019 Print

President's Message

Thank You Spring Conference Committee

For all your hard work

Rhonda James, Co-Chair Christa Schaefer, Co-Chair

Sarah McDonald      Suzanne Vincent

Kristi Sherfinski        Stephanie Wilson  

Alex Desmidt            Jackie Jay

Thank you Silent Auction Donors & Participants

Over $2,000.00 raised for student scholarships. A record!

Thank you to over 140 Attendees

Coming together for lifelong learning, fellowship, and celebration of our profession.

Thank you to our 39 Volunteer Presenters

for your selfless commitment to the profession through peer education.

Thank you to our 27 Sponsors

Our programing is a success because of your generous support.

Congratulations to our 14 Award Winners

6 Projects recognized for their excellence

8 Individuals recognized for their commitment to the Chapter and the profession.

Thank you to our 6 Keynote Speakers

          for inspiring us.

Thank you WI ASLA Executive Committee

For all your hard work turning the gears “behind the curtain.”

Jonathan L. Bronk, PLA, ASLA

WI ASLA Chapter President

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Wisconsin Goes for Two in a Row: ASLA National Presidential Candidate Gary Brown FASLA

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Gary Brown is running for ASLA president! Let’s help him follow up Shaun Kelly FASLA and keep Wisconsin’s streak going! Read Gary’s response to the Presidential Forum Question 1 here, and his contender Thomas L. Mroz FASLA here.

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WI ASLA Executive Committee Call for Nominations

Know someone (including yourself) who would be interested in serving on our chapter Executive Board? Call for nominations is open April 1-May 1. Open positions this year are Trustee, Secretary, and Member at Large.  Stay tuned for more information!

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Congratulations 2019 Professional and Recognition Award Winners!

On February 27th, the WI ASLA Chapter recognized six projects for professional excellence awards and seven members for their achievements within the profession of landscape architecture.  It is always inspiring to see all the great work being done, both professionally and personally, by members of the Chapter. The winners are listed below. Make sure to congratulate them for all their hard work and dedication to the profession.  We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next year!

Professional Awards

General Design – Category A
Excellence Award – Fox River Park Nature Play Area
Waukesha County Parks

General Design – Category B
Honor Award – Bee Branch Creek Restoration – Dubuque, Iowa
Saiki Design, Inc.

Merit Award – Rutgers University – Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building
Flad Architects

Merit Award – Drexel Town Square – Oak Creek, Wisconsin
GRAEF

Merit Award – Titletown Plaza – Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Design Workshop

Analysis and Planning – Category B
Honor Award – Chicago Park District South Lakefront Framework Plan
SmithGroup

Recognition Awards

Lifetime Achievement:  Barbara Wyatt
Public Service:  Jason Wilke
Visibility:  Virginia Small
Chapter Service:  Kristi Sherfinski, Brad Bertram, Audra Lofton, Cody Axness
Chapter Support:  Blumenfeld & Associates

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Silent Auction Proceeds: Student Scholarship Fund

Thank you to all of our donors and bidders- this year’s auction was the best one yet! We raised $2,320 for the student scholarship fund, thanks to our generous donors: Anova, Bill Tischler, Chris James, DeepRoot, GRAEF, The Pizzo Group, Landworks, Lee Recreation, Madison Parks, Maglin, Milwaukee County Parks, Rhonda James, Saiki Design, Ultimate Playgrounds Inc, Unilock Midwest, Victor Stanley, Vierbicher and Zimmerman Architectural!

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Good Reads

We’d like to share a few recent articles by our very own Tom Mortenson, ASLA, PLA and Recognition Award Winner Virginia Small.

Warm Winter Memories-Cool Neighborhood Park by Tom Mortenson, PLA, ASLA

10 Ways to Design Healthy Communities by Virginia Small

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Natural Design: An Intensive 2-Day Workshop: April 2-3, Riverwood IL

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive, interactive, two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Hosted by New Directions in the American Landscape, cosponsored by Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development.

More information & registration here.

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Natural Landscape Design for Stormwater Systems: April 5, UW Milwaukee

Gain an understanding of how to analyze, design, implement and manage effective and innovative storm water management systems using native landscape for a variety of sites – large, small, rural and urban.

Learn about how a thorough site analysis of soils, terrain and hydrology can influence design approach using native and naturalized plant selections. Several case studies of built projects are presented and the attendees get firsthand knowledge of how to approach site design, plant selection, construction and maintenance.

More information & registration here.

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Tectura Designs & Kafka Granite Tour: April 9, Wausau, WI

Join us for an inside look at some local vendors’ facilities! Tours are free and lunch will be provided. Carpool locations to be announced. More information and registration here.

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Jensen Longenecker Banquet: April 26, UW Madison Memorial Union

Catch up with old friends, classmates and colleagues! Please register by April 12. More information here.

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2019 International Trails Symposium: April 28-May 1, Syracuse NY

American Trails hosts the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019. More information and registration info here.

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2019 LARE Review & Prep Session: May 11, Ann Arbor, MI

Join Michigan ASLA for a LARE Review event and #getlicensed! More information & registration here.

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Monarch Monitoring Workshop: May 18, Baraboo, WI

The Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP) is a nationwide initiative to monitor monarchs and their habitat across the breeding range. To gather data on the vast scale used by this migratory species, this effort engages a broad network of conservation staff, researchers, and citizen scientists. The objectives of the IMMP are to share information about how habitat conservation affects monarchs, provide geographically and ecologically representative information to update population models, and track long-term changes in the distribution and abundance of monarchs. This is currently the only training workshop scheduled for Wisconsin in 2019. More information and registration here.

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Good Health Grows on Trees Conference: May 30, Janesville WI

Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry program, funded in part by the USDA Forest Service. This one-day event will include presentations from dynamic speakers exploring the science behind the impacts of urban and community forests on our physical and mental health, and applications of these findings on the ground. We will hear from a variety of professional perspectives including social science, public health, landscape architecture, city planning and urban forestry.

Early bird rate ($45) ends April 30!

More info & registration here

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Good Health Grows on Trees Conference: May 30

Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry program, funded in part by the USDA Forest Service. This one-day event will include presentations from dynamic speakers exploring the science behind the impacts of urban and community forests on our physical and mental health, and applications of these findings on the ground. We will hear from a variety of professional perspectives including social science, public health, landscape architecture, city planning and urban forestry.

Early bird rate ($45) ends April 30!

More info & registration here

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Welcome New Members!

Join us in welcoming our new WIASLA chapter members:

Brian Carranza

Susan Manske

Quinn Piala

Branden Kizer

Vance Barnes

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Milestones

We are celebrating some major milestones this month!

25 Years

Joseph F. Pepitone, Jr., ASLA

Congratulations and Thank You Joseph!

Know anyone celebrating a career milestone? Let us know at
mailto:secretary@wiasla.com

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Featured Platinum Sponsor ANOVA

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