Call To Action / Opportunities to Change

Dear Members,

I am writing to let you know of some exciting initiatives from various groups who have asked for ASLA-NCC’s assistance in publicizing their upcoming programs and events. In this changing political climate it is imperative for landscape architects to take a public stand for social and environmental justice, and uphold the code of environmental ethics upon which our profession was founded.

To this end I am happy to share with you the following opportunities for engagement:
  • Design As Protest / National Day of Action – January 20, 2017
    A2 Café, CA College of the Arts, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA
    This gathering will bring together community members, artists, activists, and designers in pursuit of a design intervention with the explicit intention of addressing issues of injustice throughout the built environment. For more information visit the website, or contact Rachel McQueen, ASLA, at
  • The Watershed Project / Tree Planting – January 21, 2017
    Boorman Park, South 25th Street and Maine Avenue, Richmond CA
    The Watershed Project works to restore and preserve the unique ecosystems that make up the San Francisco Bay through various programs including monthly tree planting. For more information visit, or contact Jennies Tran at
  • Climate Proofing Dogpatch & Potrero Hill / Community Workshops – January 27, 28, and 29
    Five different morning and afternoon sessions
    Slovenian Progressive Home, 2101 Mariposa Street, San Francisco CA
    These hands-on workshops will explore how Green Benefit Districts can help mitigate climate change and foster resiliency. For more information visit, or contact Hope Hui Rising, PLA, at
  • Rebuilding Together SF / Garden Design – April 29, 2017
    House by house, and block by block, this group works to preserve affordable housing and non-profit community facilities throughout the city by providing free building repair, modification, clean-up, and renovation work. This year they are looking specifically for several landscape architects to help design gardens at local community nonprofits. For more information visit, or contact Karen Nemsick at
I look forward to meeting you at one of these upcoming events!
Kind regards,
Elizabeth Boults, PLA
President, ASLA-NCC

ASLA Northern California Chapter  3130 Balfour Road Suite D #275  Brentwood, CA 94513  Tel. 415.974.5430
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