October Newsletter


Photo of the month

"Autumnal Splendor" - New England chapter president Ruth Riske basks in fallen leaves at the wetlands restoration site in Weston, MA which was visited as part of our chapter-sponsored, two-part informative series on dealing with wetlands protection regulations.  See our story below, and don't miss part 2 on Novmber 16th!.

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Successfully Navigating Projects through the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Part 1

Part One of "Successfully Navigating Projects through the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act” was held last week.

Michele Grzenda, Town of Weston Conservation Commission Administrator, shared an extremely informative presentation.  The audience took away a clearer understanding of the meaning and intent of the regulations and of the way town bylaws can change or impose additional regulations.

Following her presentation, Michele led participants to a nearby restoration project site.  The project was designed by Catherine Weirsema and installed approximately four years ago.  On a fall day, the site can only be described as an an immersion into “Autumnal Splendor.”  It was a superb example of design and conservation principles applied with an educated and exceptionally beautiful result. 

Visit our booth!

APLD's New England chapter will be represented at booth number NM26, located within the 'Network Central' area along the eastern side of the exhibition hall floor.

Members in the News

Tom Wilhelm, APLD receiving his 2016 Designer of the Year Award from Danilo Maffei, APLD at the annual APLD International Design Conference in Santa Fe, NM in September.  Tom also received a 2016 Chapter Service Award.

Photo credit:  Jim Douthit

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