ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) ASLA Wins Support for Green Infrastructure in
Army Corps of Engineers Projects. 9/29/2016
The American Society of Landscape Architects, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy and the American Society of Civil Engineers, successfully worked with congressional champion Representative Reid Ribble (WI) to include a provision in H.R. 5303 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) encouraging the consideration of green infrastructure in the design, planning, and maintenance of water infrastructure projects.
“The Society applauds Representative Ribble’s efforts to advance green infrastructure in Army Corps of Engineers projects, and put emphasis on the power of nature-based solutions, which landscape architects employ in the projects on a daily basis,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, ASLA’s executive vice president and CEO.
The Ribble provision will ensure that nature-based solutions are considered when
planning water infrastructure projects, and recognizes the importance the role these approaches play to help meet the needs of people and communities nationwide, while also saving taxpayer dollars.