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Illinois Gov. Announces Freeze on All Park Construction Grants
Gov. Bruce Rauner's suspension of all park construction grants is a move to chip away at an estimated $1.6 billion budget shortfall. The governor's spokesperson blamed the shortfall on the previous administration. The suspension of park construction grants amounts to only $26 million, which former Gov. Pat Quinn announced in January. Most of the park projects are funded through the state's Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program.

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The well attended open session panel presentation on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the LA Expo in Long Beach, Calif., presented (from left) Baxter Miller, ASLA, president of the Southern California ASLA Chapter, and owner of BMLA Landscape Architecture in Corona, Calif.; Tom Grable, division president, Southern California, TRI Pointe Homes; Jacob Atalla, vice president for sustainability initiatives at KB Home; and Randy Jackson, RLA, president of PlaceWorks, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif. Sarah Sutton, ASLA, principal at PlaceWorks (Berkeley office), was the moderator.

CULTEC Launches StormGenie(R) Drawing Software for Streamlined Stormwater System Design

CULTEC has released StormGenie(R) v.2.5, the newest version of its automated drawing program. StormGenie is an AutoCAD(R) plug-in tool used by engineers, contractors and landscape architects to quickly create preliminary stormwater system proposals and final designs.

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Naval Medical Center Turns Green for a Day

A leading provider of synthetic lawns for residential and commercial landscapes recently converted a hospital parking lot into a green park so wounded service members and the staff who care for them could enjoy a concert, a picnic with lunch provided by a celebrity chef, games and contests.

New Light-Traffic Pavers

Meeting the ASTM C902-14 pedestrian and light-traffic paving brick specifications, a recent addition to the Belden Brick Company's line of pavers comes with chamfered edges or straight edges with no lugs in two new colors.

SnowEx(R) Snow and Ice Control Equipment Launches Complete Line of Snowplows

The wings of the SPEEDWING blade automatically adjust according to the angle of the plow. This SnowEx(R) model has a width of 8'7".

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Park Feature: Ontario Town Square

At Ontario (Calif.) Town Square, an attractive walkway of interlocking pavers (Ackerstone) leads past the west courtyard, which is dominated by large Medjool date plams and Chinese elms. Ontario became a city in 1891. Images of the city's past are presented on the brick (Belden) History Wall (right). Quick Response codes (two dimensional barcodes) allow smartphone users via the free Wi-Fi to scan them and learn the history behind each image. Energy efficient LEDs and ceramic metal halide pedestrian light fixtures with acorn-style luminaires (poles by King Luminaire) emulate Ontario's historic street lighting. There are also in-grade accent lights, recessed wall washers, recessed downlights (Omega) and palm tree ring lights.

Atlas Copco Featured New LT5005 and LT6005 Rammers at Trade Shows
Atlas Copco rammers are versatile compaction tools developed for work on cohesive and granular soils. Their high centrifugal force and speed contribute to their deep and effective compaction.

Jenny Products Releases C Series Line of Air Compressors

Jenny Products C Series air compressors have the following standard features: a totally enclosed heavy-duty belt guard, anti-vibration feet for smoother operation, a large canister intake filter with replaceable elements, manual tank drains, a stainless-steel braided discharge hose, a pressure-release safety valve and tank, regulator and outlet pressure gauges.

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Park Feature: Inspired by Its Past; Built for Its Future

A replica of the Oak Park trolley (Landscape Structures) awaits passengers at the end of its line on tracks that pass through playfully colored rubber play surfacing (Tot Turf). Nothing will make a toddler sadder than dropping an ice cream cone, box of popcorn or a candy apple, but the oversize replicas here are precast climbers (Cemrock) that are sure to put a smile on the little ones' faces. The "Scenic Railway" roller coaster that connects the three play towers references the figure-eight wooden roller coaster at the former Joyland Amusement Park.

Paving Product Manufacturer Expands

To meet a growing demand for landscape products in the Midwest and Southern U.S., Techo-Bloc acquired manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Indiana.

Jobless Rate at Lowest Point in Almost Seven Years

The construction industry added 29,000 jobs in February, which was more than most industries, with only mining/logging reporting a decrease in positions.

The ECTC Announces 2015 - 2016 Board of Directors

ECTC, a nonprofit organization for rolled erosion control products, hydraulic erosion control products and sediment retention devices, has announced its 2015 - 2016 board of directors.

IA Announces 2016, 2017 Irrigation Show Dates & Locations

The IA, an organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has announced the 2016 and 2017 show dates and locations.

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ICPI Bestows Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

The ICPI, a technical organization for segmental concrete pavement systems, has announced two lifetime achievement award winners, Chris Ross (left) and David Bender (right).

Tax Law Update

Businesses that employ fewer than 50 full-time employees have been granted a reprieve through June 30, 2015 of the excise tax of $100 per day per employee for employer health insurance plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Colorado Towns Named Dark-Sky Community

The IDA, a nonprofit organization fighting to preserve the night sky, has announced the first Dark-Sky Community, which spans Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, Colo. The images above (before, left and after, right) show how dark-sky-friendly lighting retrofits at the Custer County Courthouse in Westcliffe have changed the night sky.

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Acuity Brands Acquires Distech

When the city of Fountain, Colo., located 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, decided to retrofit the 100-watt high pressure sodium lighting along the tree and lawn-lined sidewalks and streets of Fountain City Hall, the choice was Holophane Utility Post Top LED Series luminaires.

Occupational Tree Care Accidents in 2014

The TCIA, a public and professional resource for trees and arboriculture, has released their 2014 report on occupational tree care accidents.

The 2016 Environmental Connection is Looking for Speakers

The ICPI, a nonprofit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, is looking for seminar presenters at next year's annual Environmental Connection conference.

Cincinnati School Gains Maintenance to Detention Pond with Terratame?

The Roberts Academy in Cincinnati needed drivable access to a detention pond for maintenance purposes. Terratame? was used for an invisible and beautiful grass covered roadway. Ten rolls of Terratame? model 2020 were unrolled and anchored in less than two days.

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