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Tamiami Trail Construction Project Gets Permitting--Will Bring More Water to Everglades

Florida's Tamiami Trail, the 260-mile southern route of U.S. Highway 41, crosses the Everglades (State Route 90) on its journey to Miami. The trail, which opened in 1928, impedes the Everglades' "river of grass." The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit to construct 2.6 miles of bridges and raised roads along the trail to improve the flow of water.

Edward James Olmos Applauds Artificial Turf

With the Southern California drought much in evidence at a recent press conference, actor Edward James Olmos fervently addressed the need for water conservation efforts in the region.

Lighting Feature: A Little More Illumination

So many great projects from around the country were submitted for its Lighting issue, that LC/DBM decided to showcase, space permitting, as many of them as possible. If you don't see your project here, there will be another chance as this year there will an extra Lighting issue in November. So send in any admirable work your company performs in the coming season (or from the recent past).

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National Lawn Care Month Spring Clean-up
Besides the common customer service tasks of raking up dead foliage and fallen leaves, cutting back winter-damaged plants, removing old mulch and weeds, checking and repairing irrigation lines, sprinkler heads and such, here are certain steps you might not be taking - some which could lead to extra income.

OPEI Issues Key Equipment Safety and Maintenance Best Practices

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute reminds consumers that equipment care, maintenance and safety is a year round activity. To operate machines safely, it's important that equipment operators understand safety procedures and set expectations with others who use this equipment or those nearby.

Pascal Mittermaier to Head Nature Conservancy's Cities Program
The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, has announced Pascal Mittermaier as the head of the Cities Program.
Photo Credits: (C) Devan King for The Nature Conservancy

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Lighting Feature: Historical Oaks Make for Challenging, Breathtaking Lighting Design

The owners of this Hollywood, Fla. residence wanted to showcase the hundred-year-old oak trees surrounding their newly constructed home. Tom Crowley, lighting designer and owner of Paradise Landscape Lighting, worked with Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting and the homeowners to create an elegant ambience around the house that illuminates the oak trees as well as the pool deck, pathways, and yard.

El Ni?o Still Hanging Around

The Climate Prediction Center in the U.S. recently raised its forecast for the chance of El Ni?o conditions during the Northern Hemisphere summer to 70 percent, up from a 60 percent prediction last month.

Recent Construction Job Reports Show Gains and Losses

Though the residential construction sector has gained back 431,700 jobs since bottoming out, that number is still over 1 million lower than the peak total in early 2006.

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PERC Joins National Recreation and Park Association

The Propane Education & Research Council, a program operated and funded by the propane industry, is now a member of the NRPA.

Nonresidential Planning Down Slightly in March

Though March was off from February's measurement, the overall trend in nonresidential project planning during the last 12 months has been positive.

Horticultural Research Institute Scholarships and Research Grants

The HRI, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, which provides both student scholarships and industry research grants, has announced the deadline to apply for scholarships and grants is May 31, 2015.

TCIA Installs New Chair

The TCIA, a public and professional resource for trees and arboriculture, has installed business owner Jack Guffey as chair of the Board of Directors.

Loftness Introduces Hydraulic Oil Cooler Attachment for Skid Steers

Cool Flow attaches to the roof of a skid steer cab where it is less susceptible to vibration, back pressure, debris and potential impact damage. Loftness specially engineered it to allow full hydraulic flow to the attachment in either direction without risk of damage to the cooler.

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"There's Gold in Them Thar" Lakes, Goldfish that Is

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said CPW may need to "stun the fish" (elector fishing) to remove the 3,000 to 4,000 goldfish from Teller Lake #5 in Boulder, Colo., or, more radically, drain the lake. Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Terex Adds 2 New Models to its Generation 2 Loader Line

Terex Generation 2 compact loader line now includes two additional models -- the R260S and V350S skid steer loaders.

Hustler Turf Introduces the FasTrak SDX

Hustler Turf Equipment designed the FasTrak with the homeowner in mind. The zero-radius SmoothTrak(TM) steering is easy to use and will edge your flower bed with the finesse of a gardener. Its power makes quick work of the most expansive lawns. The frame is forged of heavy-duty steel.

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SITES Certifies 12 New Projects

Twelve new projects have been certified by the SITES program, including (clockwise from top left) Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas; Anacostia Watershed Society Headquarters, Bladensburg, Md.; Swaner EcoCenter, Park City, Utah; and Boeddeker Park, San Francisco.

Senior Relocation Accounts for Fastest-Growing Metro Area

Florida had six of the nation's top 50 population-gaining metro areas. The U.S. population stands at 320,585,815 (net gain of one every 15 seconds). Source: U.S. Census data July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014.

Arbor Day Foundation Announces Arbor Day Award Recipients

The Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation and education organization that inspires people to plant trees, is honoring 13 individuals, organizations and companies at the annual Arbor Day Awards.

Belgard Hardscapes Partners with the USO in 'Welcome Home' Initiative

Belgard Hardscapes' financial and services commitment to the 'Welcome Home' program is the first step in what the company hopes will be a long-term partnership with the USO.

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