Association News


IA Volunteers Participate in Renewal & Remembrance

A team of 28 Irrigation Association and other volunteers came together on July 25 to improve and enhance the efficiency of irrigation systems at the nation’s most prominent military cemetery. Representing 11 companies and joined by IA staff, the IA team worked at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Professional Landcare Network’s annual Renewal & Remembrance event. IA was an official event partner. In addition to IA’s team, PLANET irrigation efforts were led by John Eggleston, a member of PLANET and IA.

Phelps Appointed to PLANET AEF Board

Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager for Stihl, Inc., was named to the Professional Landcare Network’s Academic Excellence Foundation board of directors. Stihl is a founding partner of PLANET AEF, which was formed to provide academic assistance to promising students hoping to pursue a career in the green industry. A Navy veteran, Phelps joined Stihl in 2001 as the company’s event marketing specialist.

ASLA Announces 2011 Honors

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the recipients of its 2011 Honors. The awards ceremony will take place at the 2011 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in San Diego, Calif. This year’s recipients are Laurie Olin, ASLA Medal; Michael Van Valkenburgh, ASLA Design Medal; George Curry, Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal; Tupper Thomas, LaGasse Medal; S. Richard Fedrizzi, Olmsted Medal; and JJR, Landscape Architecture Firm Award.