March 2018  


The Ohio Chapter of ASLA will be hosting its third annual In-State Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. See our tentative schedule below!

We will be modeling our day based on the national ASLA Advocacy Day held in Washington D.C. each year. Please take a moment to let us know if you are interested in participating. We need your help!

We have had many issues in Ohio to discuss with our state legislators, from water quality issues in the Toledo area, to recent developments with the Ohio Landscape Architects Board and the Sunset Review Committee. 

Please Sign-Up today! Contact us with questions at


Advocacy Day Schedule:

2018 OCASLA Advocacy Day -- Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Location(s): Ohio Statehouse/Ladies' Gallery/1st Floor

Member Cost: Free; Members Only

Agenda: (Meet at Ohio Statehouse/Ladies' Gallery for Check-In)

1:00-1:15pm   Check-In and Registration

1:15-1:30pm   Welcome + Ohio Legislative Update  Carmine Russo, VP of Legislative Affairs

1:30-2:00pm   ASLA National Issues Summary  Eugenia Martin, VP of Government Affairs

2:00-2:30pm   Guest Speaker  TBD

2:30-2:45pm   How to talk with your Legislators?  Luther Liggett, Esq.

2:45-3:00pm   Group Picture in Statehouse

3:00-4:00pm   Legislative Visits  5 person maximum sign-up to each

4:00-6:00pm   Reception  Bar 41, Renaissance Hotel


Advocacy Day Links:

iAdvocate Network -

Landscape Architecture Licensure in the US

Notes and Numbers Fact Sheet

Tips for a Successful Meeting

Guide to Interacting with your Legislators

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Tour des Trees

July 29, 2018
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Columbus to Cleveland loop



July 29 - August 4, 2018 Columbus, Ohio

Are you a bike pedaling landscape architect?

Please consider participating in the 2018 Tour des Trees. It's an annual weeklong 500+ mile bike ride to benefit the TREE (Tree Research and Education Endowment) Fund, an ASLA sponsored organization that supports:
? Scientific research on urban tree care issues.
? Education programs related to trees.
? Scholarships for students aspiring to be green industry professionals.

Team ASLA has been formed for the ride for landscape architects to be a part of.

The ride takes place July 29 - August 4, 2018, beginning and ending in Columbus, Ohio and traveling through northern Ohio.


It is possible to ride for only one or several days!

For further information, to register as a rider (and Team ASLA member) or to make a donation, go to

Or - contact Team ASLA Captain David Gorden at or 317.849.3120

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Joint Association Happy Hour

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Miami Section - Event: CEU event - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Native Plant Symposium

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220


Pollinators are the very foundation of a healthy landscape ecosystem, serving both to control pest insects and to pollinate plants to support food producing plants for both wildlife and humans. A truly all-star lineup of speakers include Dr. Robert Geneve

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: March 7, 2018

Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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OCASLA will update monthly any new job postings throughout the state of Ohio.

Please click here to current postings.

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Classified Ads


Faris Planning & Design, LLC is a Land Planning & Landscape Architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio which works on a broad spectrum of project types including residential, commercial, office, and industrial.  We are looking to expand our team by adding a landscape architect with 0 to 2 years of experience.  No minimum experience is required.  The primary function of this position will be a support role, assisting the staff in meeting deadlines for various projects and with day to day office tasks. 

Position Description:     

-Assist staff with production of site plans, elevations and various other presentation materials   for variety of projects throughout the design process.

-Hand-drafting and computer-drafting of plans and sketches from other employees for use in

the design process.

-Digitally render site plans and associated exhibits for various projects throughout the design process

-Assist staff with production of construction drawings

-Assist with day to day office functions as required

-Assist with production of company marketing materials


Education Required:      

                -Undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture at a minimum


Skills Required:                

                -Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, SketchUp

                -Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and transition from tasks smoothly and efficiently

                -Excellent communication skills and ability to be a self-starter a must

-Excellent visualization skills with digital media, good hand graphics are a plus


Skills Desired:

                -Basic knowledge of local plant material a plus

For more information about our firm, please visit

For consideration please submit the following information to :


                -Portfolio (in PDF format, 15 pages max.)


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