Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2011 Landslide Theme: The Landscape I Love Honoring Great Landscapes & Their Advocates and Issues Call for Nominations
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Landslide to include Online & Traveling Photography Exhibition – The Davey Tree Expert Company Returns as Sponsor
Washington, DC (January 11, 2011) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced the theme for 2011 Landslide–The Landscape I Love–and issued a call for nominations. Landslide is an annual thematic compendium of landscapes and landscape features threatened with destruction or irreversible damage. The 2011 Landslide: The Landscape I Love focuses both on at-risk sites and the passionate, visionary individuals working tirelessly and often unheralded to raise awareness about them. Landslide, first issued in 2003, has spotlighted more than 150 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, and working landscapes–collectively, places that embody our shared landscape heritage. The selected sites will be announced at www.tclf.org this fall, and will be accompanied by an online and travelling exhibition of photography. The Davey Tree Expert Company returns as Landslide’s sponsor.
The 2011 Landslide: The Landscape I Love focuses on howthe landscapes that surround us everyday shape our communities and the people living in them; and, how their uniqueness can inspire acts of great devotion: rescuing a garden; protecting a viewshed at a historic Civil War battlefield or keeping land in agricultural production despite looming development. The 2011 sites will be featured on TCLF’s Web site (www.tclf.org), and will be the subject of an online and traveling exhibition of original photography. Nominations can be submitted at www.tclf.org/landslide/nominate, the deadline for submission is March 31, 2011.
Landslide is one of TCLF’s many initiatives that collectively highlight the importance of the nation’s rich and diverse landscape legacy. TCLF also features What’s Out There, a free, searchable online database of the nation’s designed landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design with extensive biographies and profiles of hundreds of practitioners, well-illustrated oral histories with significant landscape architects and encyclopedic publications; It Takes One Stewardship Stories about impassioned advocates for sites; along with symposia, books, and lectures.
“Each year ’Landslide’ highlights different aspects of our landscape legacy to make that living heritage visible,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF founder and President. “In 2011 we also want to spotlight the people helping insure the future health of that rich heritage.”
“We are pleased to join The Cultural Landscape Foundation in support of the Landslide 2011 program 'The Landscape I Love', ” said Sandra L. Reid, Manager, Corporate Communications/Marketing at Davey. “The preservation of natural resources has long been part of Davey’s DNA. We join our customers and industry partners like TCLF in celebrating a personal connection to trees and the priceless benefits they provide, both now and for future generations.”
About The Davey Tree Expert Company
The Davey Tree Expert Company (www.davey.com), with U.S. and Canadian operations in 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree services, grounds maintenance, and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey is employee owned and has more than 7,000 employees.
About the Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (www.tclf.org) provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.