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2017 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee for APALA is pleased to announce the fourth annual Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.  Details are posted on the Scholarship section of our website.

CSLA Bulletin – June 2017

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Green Burial Film Showing

On Tuesday, June 27th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Central Library, Truro, the Living Earth Council is sponsoring a free viewing of the award winning environmental documentary A Will for the Woods.

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.

While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.

Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

Atlantic Stormwater Conference – June 22 & 23, 2017

Clean Foundation and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) invite you register for our exciting Atlantic Stormwater Conference.

This conference will focus on solutions to practical questions about Green Infrastructure, including winter performance, maintenance of Low Impact Developments, and communicating about stormwater to non-experts.

The conference will feature one full day of presentations and panels on a variety of topics, and a second day of concentrated learning, presented by Chris Denich, with Aquafor Beech Ltd.

You can find more details about the conference, and register for the event, here:

Atlantic Stormwater Conference 2017 Details & Registration

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Camilla Melrose by phone at (902) 420-7933 or by email at

We also would like to encourage you to distribute this email throughout your own networks to interested individuals and organizations.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely ,



Erin Burbidge – Director – Clean Foundation, B.Sc., LL.B., MREM   |  Tel: 902.420.8832  |  |

Clean provides the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to encourage the individual actions that add up to positive environmental change.


News from the LACF – May 2017


The Annual Members Meeting will be held on June 1, 2017 at 1 pm by teleconference. Members are invited to attend.

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Travel expenses and registration tickets are offered to LA students through a new LACF + CSLA bursary program. Apply now!

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Grant recipients share their research results and progress on subjects such as bio-swales, urban infrastructures and world views of the cosmos!

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OALA president Doris Chee explains that a recent donation of $2000 to the Foundation was made in appreciation of OALA volunteers and their work.

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LACF posts our Strategic Plan 2016-19, the Scholarship & Bursary Program and our 2016 Annual Report, for your information and reading pleasure.


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Economic Developers Association of Manitoba – 2017 Spring Forum


Strategic Economic Development: Building Forward Thinking Communities

May 31 – June 2, 2017 – Melita, Manitoba


Educational Program Highlights:

  • 2017 Economic Outlook – John Harper, Senior Economist, WED/President MABE
  • Reputation Management – Elizabeth Mitchell, Manitoba Marketing Network
  • Rural Innovation / Value Chain Analysis – Todd Goranson, Grant Carleson, Brian Kelly
  • Health Care Programs Supporting the Community – Panel Discussion
  • Community Showcases
  • Economic Development Training
  • Annual Meeting
  • Social Events

For more information or to register, visit:

Mount Pearl Gardening Workshop

Community Gardening
Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

A meeting for anyone already registered for a plot at one of the existing community garden sites in Mount Pearl or interested in using a plot in the future will be held at 7:00 p.m. to discuss plans for and management of the community gardens for the 2017 season.

Gardening Workshop – 8:00 p.m.
“Gardening for Pollinators”

The meeting will be followed by a free presentation by Todd Boland, research horticulturalist at MUN Botanical Garden, at 8:00 p.m.

Bees and butterflies are a natural component of a healthy garden. Learn how to attract and keep these important pollinators throughout the season and create a wildlife-friendly oasis within your own garden. Todd will talk about suitable plants for our Newfoundland climate which enhance wildlife, including native butterflies, and answer all your questions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Park Place Community Centre – 61 Park Avenue

Open to everyone!

RSVP required by Wednesday, May 24, 2017 or phone 748-1022 or 748-1017

Contact Person:

Christopher Hardy MPLAN


Planning & Development Department

3 Centennial Street

Mount Pearl, NL  A1N 1G4

T   709 748 1106

F   709 748 1111

CSLA Bulletin – May 2017


Learn more about the 2017 Congress of the World Design Summit on the CSLA’s new website. Early bird registration rates are available until May 26th!

Click here to read the latest bulletin.

CSLA Bulletin – March/April 2017

Please click here for the latest bulletin from CSLA.  Included in the bulletin:

  • College of Fellows Nominations
  • CSLA 2016 Annual Report
  • 2017 World Design Congress and Summit – Second Call for Proposals
  • IFLA Student Design Competition
  • Landscapes/Paysages Survey
  • WLAM
  • Canadian Landscape Standard to Include Nursery Stock Standard
  • IFLA News
  • MIT Press Offers CSLA Members a Generous Discount
  • CSLA Members can save on Insurance Costs

International Design Competition: Nepean Point Redevelopment


It is time to reimagine Nepean Point


The National Capital Commission seeks innovative and inspiring proposals to redevelop a spectacular lookout

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is inviting landscape architects, bridge designers, architects, urban designers and other related design professionals to form design teams to respond to the request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Nepean Point redevelopment project. All interested teams must be led by a landscape architect who is eligible to be licensed to work in Ontario, Canada.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Opens: January 19, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The NCC’s goal is to officially announce a winning design team and their concept in 2017 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.


The Competition: A Two-Stage Process

  • In the first stage, up to four (4) design teams will be selected to participate in the second stage.
  • In the second stage, each finalist will have to submit a proposal that describes the overall design concept, a development plan for the entire site and a more detailed design for Nepean Point. This stage includes an honorarium.

Download the Request for qualifications (RFQ) document on the NCCs Website.

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