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July is National Park and Recreation Month

Foothill Associates is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting you to explore “A Lifetime of Discovery” at your local parks and recreation. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life, like senior programs; innovative health and wellness opportunities; community celebrations; outdoor education; flood mitigation; maintenance; and more. Throughout the month of July we will highlight through our Facebook page different ways Foothill employees enjoy using parks and recreation,  both locally and beyond; as well as ways our employees contribute to the development of parks and recreation. #DiscoverJuly

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Congratulations to Meredith Branstad on successfully completing the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification course and exam. With this training she is qualified to perform level 2 tree risk assessments. This assessment integrates an evaluation of potential targets, likelihood of tree failure, and consequences of a failure to determine the overall risk tree rating and provide mitigation recommendations to reduce the risk.

Meredith Branstad is Lecturer at UC Davis

Meredith Branstad is excited to return to her alma mater as a lecturer for the spring 2018 quarter at UC Davis. She is teaching the Sculpting the Land Studio in the landscape architecture department. This class introduces students to topography, site grading, and creating space with landforms.

April is World Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), an international celebration of landscape architecture, and Foothill Associates is excited to be joining in the fun. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives. The Foothill Associates’ landscape architects particularly love designing streetscapes, parks and recreation facilities, trails, open spaces, public spaces, and habitat restoration. We have designed some pretty cool projects, if we do say so ourselves, and we are going to highlight some of our favorites on Facebook throughout April, so check them out here. You can also look through projects our landscape architecture team has designed through the years by clicking on our ‘design’ tab.

Placerville Veterans Memorial Dedicated Veterans Day Weekend

Foothill Associates was honored to design the Veterans Memorial which was dedicated Veterans Day Weekend 2017 in Placerville. The monument honors all Veterans and includes names of 21 Placerville area servicemen who were killed in action in Vietnam.

21 metal plaques honor Placerville area servicemen who were killed in action in Vietnam.


Monument lit up at night.