ASLA Wins National Park Service Director's Partnership Award For Excellent Partnership

American Society of Landscape Architects has won a "Director's Partnership Award," one of the nineteen awards made by National Park Service Director Jarvis for 2016. This honorary award recognizes nationally significant partnership accomplishments including establishing major partnership programs and cumulative partnership achievements.

An example of this partnership in Washington with WASLA and the National Park Service is the trail project in Kendall, Washington. Last year, WASLA volunteers lent their time and skills to help a local community design a trail system, which will connect residents to basic services and promote safe, healthy recreation.

Here is an excerpt from the award memo:

Partnership Name: National Community Assistance Partnership: American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Park Service

Nominees: American Society of Landscape Architects

Description of Achievement:  Since 2000, volunteers from the American Society of Landscape Architects have collaborated with the NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and with community planning teams in over 60 communities nationwide, to develop and design walking, hiking and biking trails that safely link residents to schools, business districts and parks and that provide a myriad of fun opportunities to recreate, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

Congratulations, and a big "thank you" to ASLA for partnering with the National Park Service in dozens of communities across the country!

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