ASLA Advocacy Day
As part of National Landscape Architecture Month, the American Society of Landscape Architects and practitioners celebrated ASLA Advocacy Day on April 26, 2012 with a range of events across the nation. Groups of landscape architects gathered in parks and other public spaces to educate the public on the positive impacts landscape architecture has on communities and to celebrate the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture.
Members of OLIN participated in an event at John F. Collins Park in Philadelphia, which included speeches by Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis and Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug. At the event, Senior Landscape Architect Benjamin Monette, Landscape Architect Sally Reynolds and Landscape Designer Will Belcher spoke with members of the public about the ways in which landscape architecture connects the city to nature.