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A Day on the Links with CLASS Fund

On June 10, CLIC/CLASS Fund hosted its 31st Annual Golf Tournament at Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif. The event brought in more than $36k and honored the life of renowned concrete professional, Francis "Sully" Sullivan.
From Left to Right: Ryan Damato: South Coast Lighting and Design, Dave Pagano: d.d. Pagano, Inc., Patrick Helmer: South Coast Lighting and Design, George Schmok: Landscape Communications, Inc., Javier Cuellar: Toro Irrigation, Mark Pagano: d.d. Pagano, Inc., Phil Burkart: Toro Irrigation

New Home Sales Rate Improves in April
Sales of new homes rose in April to the second highest level since the summer of 2008, while the median price for a new home also hit a record high. Home price increases and a shortage of new and previously owned homes are paving the way for the construction and sale of new residences.

Interior Dept. Grants $20.8M for Water Reclamation Projects

DOI grant recipients include the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which will receive $300,000 to expand an existing landscape rebate program that provides financial incentives for residential property owners to replace turf with water efficient landscaping. The project will save approximately 448 acre-feet per year, and water conserved will contribute to existing water banks in California, Arizona and southern Nevada.

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New Websites for Iowa DOT
Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) moves into the present with two new websites, Byways and Bike Trails. The new websites will help citizens and visitors better navigate the state's byways and bicycle trails.

Mobile, Ala. Threatened with Stormwater Fines
"Muddy Water Watch" was developed by Mobile Baykeeper, in conjunction with the Alabama Stormwater Partnership, as a statewide education program using volunteers to reduce stormwater runoff pollution.

Sign Up for Living Green

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a not-for-profit industry association working to promote awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, has created an online Living Green Infrastructure Declaration to encourage government and the private sectors to plan and build greener, healthier communities.

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Reaching New Heights in the Pursuit of Weeds

Specially trained crews from New York City's Department of Environmental Protection will employ unusual techniques to remove weeds from the face of the 307-foot-high Kensico Reservoir Dam before invasive plants allow water to seep through the structure, which could weaken it.

A Rain Garden Grows in Scarsdale

A new 3,000-square-foot rain garden in Scarsdale, N.Y., has been added to a local park to decrease flooding events in the area. The installation includes a permeable paver walkway, more than 30 species of native plants and a six-foot-deep, 815,000-gallon capacity water basin.

A Wile E. Coyote Connection

Acme Manufacturing announced a new name for its steel landscape edging division, now called Coyote Landscape Products Company.

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New "Living Concrete" Provides Insulation, Air Filtration

Structural Technology Group's "bioconcrete" is designed to retain moisture, nourishing the algae, lichen and mosses that grow on its surface while creating a solid facade for the structure. The "living concrete" system reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, as the plant life absorbs CO2 while creating fresh oxygen.

Fire and Water, the Modern Garden

Stone integral to this project in Orchard Lake, Michigan includes contrasting black Asian gravel along with finer textured and lighter colored pea gravel. Hand selected weathered limestone boulders accent and anchor the garden and are also used as stepping stones through the mass planting of fountain grass and other perennials.

Shade and Protect Environmentally-Friendly Products

Navajo park shelters - each with a pre-fabricated, anti-graffiti powder coated steel frame - have four sides and are available in tapered C-channel or tubular steel. Extruded aluminum gutters and channels are set on standard units.

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Atlas Metal Sales Gives Up the Goods

Atlas Metal Sales is a distributor for some of the nation's most well-respected bronze alloy producers, including Revere Copper, Olin Brass, Ansonia Copper, H. Kramer, CMX, and Monett Metals.

Health Places and Urban Land Institute Team Up to Encourage Planning More Physically Active Communities

This advisory services panel and staff from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) made land use recommendations for the Arvada, Colo. community. ULI believes the strength of this program is its ability to draw on the knowledge and experience of its nearly 30,000 members, including land developers, public officials, academics, lenders, architects, planners and urban designers.

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

S. 601 would fund a wide variety of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' projects, including projects tremendously more ambitious than this one, e.g., widening and deepening the Panama Canal.

IA Supports Pressurized Irrigation

The Irrigation Association (IA), a membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has announced its support of water-use efficiency of pressurized irrigation through a letter to the editor of the New York Times.

Tree Encyclopedia Winner of NADF Award
David More & John White have released their second edition book, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees, winner of the National Arbor Day Foundation Media award.

April Existing Home Sales, Prices Increase

Despite a looming shortage in available homes, the rate of existing home sales increased by nearly 10 percent year-over-year in April. Growing demand and rising prices are leading more property owners back to the housing market, which could provide a boost to the larger economy.

Outdoor Lights that Protect Sea Turtles' Lives
A Canadian lighting products company has developed a new line of outdoor lights specifically to be wildlife-friendly. The fixtures have been certified by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to be "turtle safe" lighting for use at properties near sensitive sea turtle nesting habitat.

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Amazon Plans a Greener Work Environment

The architectural drawings for tech-giant Amazon's new 1.8 million square foot campus in Seattle emphasize interior botanical gardens and exterior landscaped green spaces, which the designers and the company's management believe will increase employee productivity.

Pacoima Pocket-Park Opens

The design of this pocket-sized park in Pacoima, Calif. packs in community-friendly features that include child play areas, fitness equipment, shaded picnic spots, community garden plots, a canopy stage area for entertainment and a learning garden of herbal plants. The park elements are sited around an oval lawn. The park designer is Jon Cicchetti, a Long Beach, Calif.-based landscape architect.

Ordinance Says Yes to Less Landscape
While most community ordinances tend to mandate more landscaping, the Baxter, Minnesota City Council voted last month to loosen landscape requirements for new additions to commercial properties that comprise five percent or less of the total square footage.

Call for Speakers

This is a formal invitation to share your knowledge and expertise by presenting a seminar or workshop at the 2014 Landscape Architects' Expo (LA Expo) to be held February 13th - 14th, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California. To view the submittal guidelines, please click here. The deadline to submit is Monday, July 8th, but sooner is better. Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to working with you in the years ahead!

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Some Progress Seen but More Obstacles Predicted for Immigration Reform
With Republican support, which was gained only after Democrats agreed to throw out a controversial amendment, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee moved comprehensive immigration legislation to the floor for a vote. Many more battles, such as one over mandatory use of E-Verify, are expected.

The Digital Issues are Available
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