Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief George Schmok Editor Stephen Kelly Assistant Editor/Admin. Assistant/Education Alli Rael Assistant Editor - Associations Andrew Soto Associate Editors Associate Editor/Digital Information Ashley Steffens Associate Professor, University of Georgia Associate Editor: Ordinances Buck Abbey, ASLA Green Laws Org • Associate Editor/Erosion Russ Adsit, FASLA Associate Editor/Lighting Janet Lennox Moyer, IALD In Memoriam Don Roberts, FASLA; Kay Tiller; Frank Manwarren; David Brian Linstrum; Lois E. Schmok; Otto Edward Schmok _______ Art Director Nicole Miller Senior Graphic Designer Dylan Brinkley _______ IT & Graphic Design Technician Jerry Short _______ Advertising/Marketing 714-979-LASN (5276) x113 • 714-979-3543 (Fax) Print Advertising Sales Matt Henderson Jason Seaberg Clint Phipps _______ Executive Administration Amy Deane Office Administration Cynthia McCarthy _______ Trade Show Manager Margot Boyer Trade Show Sales & Marketing Representative Nathan Schmok _______ Director of Data Development Frank Vazquez Circulation / Fulfillment Ana Linares Kosol Chim Calvin Scott _______ Contract Fulfillment Coordinator Ryan Moore _______ Warehouse & Facilities Manager Javier Miranda Psalm 90:12 … "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Find Us Online: p u b l i s h e r 's l e t t e r Coming to you from Calgary, Alberta, Canada where the Schmoks are getting together for a family reunion, going to the Calgary Stampede, celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and enjoying a land of abundant . . . Water. Being a Cali boy, it makes me jealous. I mean, just last year washing your car was almost a felony. Of course now the drought is "over" in California, but that only means the next drought is on its way. Heaven forbid, though, that we put a priority on enhancing the water storage and delivery capabilities of the state . . . No . . . We need a super fast train linking SoCal with NorCal way more than we need water. When Trump pulled us (or should I say 'the' US) out of the Paris Climate Accord* the great governor of California (and several other governors and mayors across the nation) said they were going to honor the accord regardless . . . Oh yeah . . . Except of course, the part about having to pay into the international fund. So does that mean they actually agree with Trump that the concept is cool, but the deal was bad? After all, the accord was really more of a code, which anyone familiar with the Pirates of the Caribbean knows means it's really more like guidelines . . . Whatever you feel about the climate, one thing is for certain . . . America is by far the world leader in clean air and clean water technology (Flint, Michigan aside), and the members of the original Green Industry . . . That's You . . . Are by far the most conscientious users of water on the planet. Every day this industry/profession takes strides to use water as efficiently as possible to enhance the environment. Every day something else is learned about the landscape that saves or optimizes this precious resource. You are the best at applying it precisely, filtering it naturally, percolating it evenly, capturing it, reusing it, decorating it, and even using its sounds to soothe the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So as summer kicks into high gear, and the skiing continues at Mammoth Mountain, grab a cool glass of water and guzzle it, knowing that you are a part of the solution to clean water. Your efforts are valiant and your rewards are seen on the faces of everyone out there enjoying the landscape . . . *When President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, we asked a random list of landscape architects for their reaction. We received more than 100 replies in a matter of hours. Turn to pages 14-15 for a sampling of the replies, or visit LandscapeOnline. com and type in Paris Accord in the article search to view the entire, unedited set of responses. Cool…Cool... Water 12 Landscape Architect and Specifier News George Schmok, Publisher God Bless . . . The one place where you want to avoid the water. :-) Pictured is a foursome at the 35th CLASS Fund Gold Tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. CLASS Fund offers scholarships to California undergraduate or graduate students in landscape architecture, ornamental horticulture or irrigation science programs. From left: Rick Simons, city of Costa Mesa; yours truly; Don Clark and Justin Smith, both with Signature Irrigation Control Systems. Note: The Mustang behind the players was from Ken Grody Ford, the hole-in-one sponsor. (No one won the Mustang.)

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