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The mission of APLD is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.

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Pro Bono Project at Contee Parago Triangle Park in Baltimore, Md. Restores Historic Space By Maureen Robinson, blue house gardens llc, and Kelley Oklesson, Groundsmith Collective,Hyattsville, Md. In landscape design, we are first and foremost practical problem solvers. Unfortunately, our services often become more of a luxury item, financially out of reach for many people. In our DC/MD/VA chapter, with our large clientele base and robust professional network, it can be easy to forget that many worthy projects, some that could benefit entire communities, are never realized due to lack of access to design and construction services. Against this backdrop, it was clear from an annual chapter survey that our members wanted to undertake a pro bono design project that would benefit the local community. The board was in full support of the idea, but we weren’t sure where to start. How could we identify, plan and implement a project that meets the specific needs and desires of real people?

Identifying Our Project Fortunately, we didn’t have to look far for excellent guidance. We started by talking with our colleague Bonnie Bruce, of the APLD Oregon Chapter, to learn from their recent public interest design project (featured in Design Online, February 2018). We then turned to our project lead and Public Relations Director Kelley Oklesson, who previously worked in the public interest design field and had the community connections to get us started. Kelley (principal and owner of Groundsmith Collective) introduced us to her former colleagues at the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC), a Marylandbased non-profit organization that has been matching potential community projects with design partners since 1968. NDC was able to assess our group’s abilities and present us with several potential project opportunities, which greatly simplified the process of finding an appropriate project. We highly recommend anyone looking for a community project to seek out a similar organization in their area or to get in touch with the Association for Community Design. If not for this key introduction, we might still be stuck in the project identification stage today. We ultimately chose to work on an historic park in Baltimore, ConteeParago Triangle Park. Contee-Parago was one of the first city spaces to be named after Black Baltimoreans William Gailes Contee (1891-1987), an upholsterer, and Edward Wilson Parago, Sr. (1898-1983), a postal worker. 1

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Starting with a proposed concept from previous NDC volunteers, we arrived at a working plan after just a few revisions and public review sessions. The design achieves the neighborhood’s goals largely through hardscape removal and new plantings, always a welcome combination. The circle of oaks was identified as the heart of the park and a tremendous environmental benefit that needed to be preserved. To that end, we decided to remove select sections of concrete paving to uncover the tree roots. As these were the sections that were already cracked and lifted, we could eliminate a safety concern and an aesthetic eyesore at the same time. The environmental benefit meant that grant money from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation could cover the costs. The main concrete paths are in excellent condition and will be maintained. To address the cracking walls, we will take them down to path level, supporting the major intersections and steps with new brick piers as our only new built elements. Sadly, the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks is unable to commit to repairing and maintaining the fountain, so this distinguishing feature will be replaced with a conservation landscape and large boulders that we have conceptualized as “conversation cornerstones.” The existing park plaque will move to this garden space to be memorialized and to serve as a topic of discussion for future park users.

William Gailes Contee and Edward Wilson Parago

Both men were among the first Black homeowners in what is now the Bolton Hill neighborhood, having purchased their homes before the discriminatory practice of “redlining” took hold following the National Housing Act of 1934. Contee-Parago Park was created after the 1968 riots that erupted following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and has served as a neighborhood gathering place since 1971. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the park, a milestone which has prompted Bolton Hill neighbors, including a grandson of Edward Parago, Sr., to actively pursue improvements.

Making a Plan We scheduled our first site visit on May 6, 2020 with several chapter members and representatives from NDC and the park caretakers. Through listening and observing, we began to assess the site and think critically about how to make improvements that would respect both the original design and the current wishes of the neighborhood. Existing defining features included five mature Quercus phellos, a semi-functioning fountain, brick retaining walls in disrepair, a large amount of exposed aggregate concrete paving, aging classic park benches and some plantings generously installed by neighborhood residents.

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The Implementation While we hoped to have the work done by May 2021, COVID-19 and logistical realities have made Fall 2021 more likely. We have learned more about the necessity for strong partnerships with the City of Baltimore, which has helped speed our process and improve our fundraising efforts. We are grateful for the hard work of Jean Lee Cole, our lead Bolton Hill neighborhood community partner and the support of the lovely people at Midtown Community Benefits District. We are currently working on sourcing our building supplies through monetary and material donations. We have also created an informational timeline on our chapter website where people can learn about the park and donate if they are able. We look forward to a planting day in Fall 2021 when chapter members, project design volunteers and community members can come together to give their time and see the results of their hard work. Maybe we can even take a photo without masks! Kelley Oklesson

Finally, we will add new signage and new plantings in and around the exterior of the park to create a beautiful space for neighbors and nearby office workers to enjoy for years to come.

Share Your Good Garden! Have you designed or installed a community-based garden, park or other project? The APLD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee wants to showcase members’ efforts to beautify, revitalize and uplift all members of their communities with the healing power of gardens. Please tell us: • How are these projects are servicing the community? • What obstacles if any did you encounter? • What support did you receive and from whom? We need to emphasize how our work as professional landscape designers benefits and serves people in a neighborhood and helps foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. We lead by example! Please send your articles to aplddesignonline@hotmail.com.

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Get In on the Networking Action! APLD to Hold Free Virtual Networking Events for Members You are invited to join APLD’s new virtual networking event—The Hangout. We’ll be meeting on the Zoom platform each quarter. Mark your calendar and plan to attend these free members-only events.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 2:00 p.m. Eastern

The Hangout gives you the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded professionals, soundboard new ideas, catch up with friends, make new connections and discuss business topics, creative ideas, design theories or just hang out. We’ll offer a bit of structure, such as suggested discussion topics, but The Hangout will be just that… a place and time for APLD members to get together, chat, get inspired and connect. Watch your email inbox for instructions on how to log-in to The Hangout on June 30.

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APLD 2021 Board of Directors Executive Committee President Eric Gilbey, PLA Vectorworks, Inc. 7150 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 (443) 542-0658 egilbey@vectorworks.net

Treasurer Wickie Rowland, APLD Design & Landscape (Div. of Labrie Associates) PO Box 635 New Castle, NH 03854 (603) 828-8868

Help Grow Our Industry!


President-Elect Richard Rosiello Rosiello Designs & Meadowbrook Gardens 159 Grove Street New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 488-6507 rosiellodesigns@gmail.com

This month, APLD President Eric Gilbey gives a no-joke April Fool’s Day reminder about what makes membership in our organization so important—and fun!

Immediate Past President Danilo Maffei, FAPLD Maffei Landscape Design, LLC 202 N. Garfield Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610) 357-9700

APLD held the first of its virtual networking events – The Hangout – last month, with the next one planned for June 30. Meanwhile, our Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet initiative is gaining traction within the organization and in the public sphere!


Directors Linda Middleton, FAPLD Terralinda Design 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd., #150 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925) 448-2441

These are two more great reasons to invite landscape designers you know to join APLD and help grow our industry! See his video message here.

Bill Ripley, FAPLD Stride Studios 8525 Miami Road Cincinnati, OH 45243 (513) 984-4882 bill@stridestudios.com


Lynley Ogilvie 1636 Madux Lane McLean, VA 22101 (703) 864-9628

Katie Weber, APLD 5637 45th Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98136 (206) 391-8894




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Sustainability Committee Soaking In the Benefits of a Rain Garden in Houston, Texas By Laurin Lindsey, Ravenscourt Landscaping & Design LLC, APLD Sustainability Committee Member In our neck of the woods, topography is relatively flat except in areas where bayous and creeks run through it. Our annual rainfall is 49.77 inches, and we range from planting Zone 8b – 9b. Needless to say, flooding and standing water are an issue thoughout the city. While we are licensed drainlayers, we try to find ways to let the rain soak in, which is especially important for our trees. With heavy clay soil, we have found if we continue to add compost and organic fertilizer, we can keep the life in the soil healthy, which in turn helps us naturally aerate the soil. The project I am sharing with you is an opportunity for a rain garden. By definition, “A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.” This page from the Environmental Protection Agency is a good resource on rain gardens. The property we worked with was a sizeable northwest corner lot that sloped to the northeast. The soil at the north end of the pool had been eroding away for years. Thus, we suggested creating a rain garden.

We excavated to use the soil to shore up the pool side and create a berm on the other side of our planting area. We layered the depression with sand, gravel and rocks. We used the slope of the property to let overflow water drain to the street ditch. This is important in the event of big rain events, such as Hurricane Harvey, which dumped 48 inches of rain in four days in 2017. The accompanying photos show our newly planted rain garden in 2019 and one a year later. We recently cleaned up after the historic hard freeze, with two nights of 11-degree temperatures. We are keeping an eye on the plants to see what survived – with hope that we will be pleasantly surprised. 6

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L VE Invite your friends to join APLD today!


APLD 2021 International Design Conference Goes Virtual In-person Chicago event to be held July 21-25, 2022 For the past few months, we have been watching the progression of COVID-19, vaccine distribution, travel restrictions and quarantine requirements across the country and in Chicago, where APLD was hoping to meet this July for an in-person conference. To date, the city of Chicago still has travel restrictions in place with no foreseeable plans to remove them. Therefore, the APLD Board of Directors has accepted a recommendation from the conference committee that the 2021 International Design Conference be held virtually this fall, and that the 2022 conference be held from July 21-25, 2022 in Chicago.

Stay tuned for more details. You’ll be the first to know! For questions, contact APLD Director of Conferences and Events Lori Zelesko at events@apld.org. 7








Plastic pots significantly contribute to the proliferation of plastic pollution and have numerous adverse environmental effects. Lend your voice to APLD’s Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet effort dedicated to finding a more sustainable product for growing, shipping, and selling plant material. Learn more at: www.apld.org/healthy-pots-healthy-planet/

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Member News Welcome, New APLD Members

Breaking News: Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet Gaining National Attention

Allied Member Philip Maggie, Ridgefield, Conn.


Leona Kwait, Plano, Texas Megan Maxson, Maplewood, N.J. Steve Turner, Millbrae, Calif. David Zimmerman, Westminster, Md.




Emerging Professionals



APLD member Marie Chieppo was a featured guest on “The Mike Nowak Show,” where she promoted APLD’s new Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet initiative.


APLD’s awareness campaign to find alternatives to plastic pots is making national news!


LT Nowak, who is based H Y PL in Chicago and has 23 years’ worth of experience talking about gardening and green living on the airwaves, contacted Chieppo after he saw her Facebook post about a webinar she did for the Ecological Landscape Alliance in January.

Charles Cepas, Caseyville, Ill. Peter Stewart, Caseyville, Ill. Scott Worley, Caseyville, Ill.

Qualified Professionals

On Nowak’s show, Chieppo eloquently described the problem that black plastic pots cannot be recycled, promoted APLD’s spotlighting of the issue and plugged the effort to seek out alternative material for pots.

Angela Allen, North Andover, Mass. Anastasia Kelly, Newport Beach, Calif.

Educators Richard Ansley, Columbus, Ohio Frank Niccoli, Foster City, Calif.

“The impact I hoped for is starting—getting the word out to a large audience about disposal concerns of these pots and the need to demand alternatives,” Chieppo said. “I’ve been in contact with a manufacturer who already produces fiber-based pots. They are working to locate vendors across the country who sell material in their pots to help give our designers options.”

Students Jeff Bishop, Encinitas, Calif. Jennifer Dolan, Braintree, Mass. Abbey Forney, San Antonio, Texas Svetlana Kolesnikova, Bothell, Wash. Kerin Raftery, Manhattan, N.Y. Ann Skartvedt, Oakland, Calif.

Chieppo shared that she has since been contacted by Landscape Architecture magazine for an interview, and she’s planning on a return appearance to the Mike Novak Show to update him about APLD’s progress. You can watch Chieppo’s appearance on the Mike Nowak show here. 9

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APLD Gold Award Winners The work of talented and recognized peers can often inspire others to reach new heights in their own goals and aspirations. Hearing from those who have aimed high— and realizing they aren’t so different from us—may be just what it takes to reach new heights ourselves. We will introduce you to our 2020 Gold Award winners each month in Design Online. They’ll share what motivates and encourages them and tips for success. This month, we meet Gold Award winners Gavin McWilliam and Matthew Cunningham.

Meet Gavin McWilliam, Owner and Director, McWilliam Studio McWilliam Studio is one of the U.K.’s leading garden and landscape design practices. Renowned for its creativity, the studio has won more than 40 national and international awards, including Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Gold and Best in Show at the Singapore Garden Festival. The practice is led by Gavin McWilliam in collaboration with Andrew Wilson and a team of talented associates.

Q: Please describe the AHA! moment

you knew this was an award-worthy project – what components made it a winner in your mind?

A: This garden was designed in collaboration with Andrew Wilson, and we felt this was an award-worthy project whilst the ink was still drying on the sketches. Although the garden was embedded with meaning, there was a lightness of touch and most importantly for a show garden, we felt it had a “wow factor,” something that would draw visitors in and engage them.

Q: In what stage of your design career was this project designed, and how does it inspire your current work?

A: I started designing gardens in 2003; however, I worked as a graphic

designer for a number of years prior to this so realistically I would say this garden was in the middle of my design career. I tutor at the London College of Garden, where I give a lecture on the evolution of design detail that talks about how projects and experiences interlink and how they inspire the next project, and I use this garden as an example. We’ve gone on to use the sliced boulders in a number of our schemes where we have used breaking ground to talk to clients about the origin of their terrace stone, encouraging them to connect with the materiality of their landscape. The area of heathland planting we included has inspired us to use this palette in some of our residential projects where we wouldn’t have normally considered this palette. Continued on next page...


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Q: Who or what encouraged you to become a landscape designer? A: I’ve always had a very keen interest in nature and the landscape. The turning point for me was a rather serious

operation followed by the death of my father in close succession. This prompted me to reevaluate everything and to seek out a path that I felt had meaning. The more I read about landscape architecture and garden design, the more I was convinced this was the career for me and applied to study a master’s in landscape architecture, and I’ve never looked back.

Q: Design projects are often collaborative in nature between the designer, client, vendors and other professionals.

What advice can you offer to APLD Students and Emerging Professionals to add to their portfolio of projects now, while they are starting to build their network and client base?

A: Initially, I would recommend considering working for another designer whose work you admire. Not only

will you learn from them directly, you will also build relationships with nurseries, contractors and specialist fabricators. In addition, you would hopefully also be exposed to a number of different projects of varying scale. If permanent positions aren’t available or if this doesn’t work for you, then I would approach companies for freelance opportunities. We regularly outsource work when the studio gets super busy. I would encourage taking part in competitions because even if your scheme isn’t successful, it adds to your project design portfolio. If that sounds a little daunting on your own, you could consider partnering up with a fellow designer. Volunteering to help on show gardens is another great way to learn whilst also meeting contractors, other designers and supplies.

Meet Matthew Cunningham, Principal, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC As an energetic, prolific and hands-on professional, Matthew Cunningham derives great passion from his roots in the verdant, rocky coast of rural Maine. As founding principal of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC, he leads, teaches, and persuades everyone he meets with courage and conviction about the important role native plants play in supporting resilient site ecologies that thrive in the face of climate change. With studios in Massachusetts and Maine and more than 500 built works throughout New England, Matthew is leading a regional movement that reinforces the essential role residential landscape architects and designers play in shaping our most intimate human experiences.

Q: Please describe the AHA! moment you knew this was an

award-worthy project – what components made it a winner in your mind?

A: When we were first engaged in the project, our clients

asked us to do something bold with plants that could be enjoyed from many different vantage points on the property. We developed an idea that incorporates a river birch allée underplanted with flowering shrubs, perennials and grasses as a dramatic vegetative threshold to the home. It quickly became the most prominent, multi-seasonal feature of the site. After watching the space evolve for a couple years, we knew we wanted to share it with a broader audience! 11

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Have You Plugged In?

Q: In what stage of your design career was this project

designed, and how does it inspire your current work?

Our Virtual Chapter is a great way to meet and network with other APLD members!


This project was built about 15 years into the establishment of our firm. The design process was consistent with the way we approach most of our projects—collaborative, iterative and thoroughly considerate of context. The Croton Street Residence design and construction team worked well together. The project manager, Jen Stephens, and I were involved from the start of the project, which allowed us all to think carefully about the interior and exterior relationships with the architect and interior designer.

As a Virtual Chapter member, you have the ability to:

• View and create blogs • Post articles, share photos and videos • Ask for advice • Chat with other virtual members about topics that interest you and the group • Start a forum

Q: Who or what encouraged you to become a landscape designer?

• Participate in exclusive special events

A: From a very early age, it was clear to those who

• And, more!

knew me that I was born to be a landscape designer. I can think of no other profession that better suits my interests in plants and ecologies, nor one that could better nurture my need to be creative. I grew up in a rural, coastal community surrounded by both agrarian and industrial landscapes—a combination that infused a pragmatic, commonsense-driven approach in my work.

The Virtual Chapter will evolve and grow as its members connect and contribute.

Next Steps

Current members who have already created an account can go to chapter.apld.org to log in.

Q: Design projects are often collaborative in nature

Interested in getting involved in Virtual Chapter leadership? Contact Mardi Letson at mardi.letson@gmail.com

between the designer, client, vendors and other professionals. What advice can you offer to APLD Students and Emerging Professionals to add to their portfolio of projects now, while they are starting to build their network and client base?

Log in and stay in touch!

A: Listen. Communicate as clearly and succinctly

as possible. Be humble and accept that you aren’t expected to know all the answers. Learning is a lifelong experience... Remember that it is OK to make mistakes, and what matters most is how you solve problems—that is the very nature of design. Show all aspects of your design process in your portfolios. Most employers want to see how you think and what pushes you arrive at solutions that integrate complex programming with challenging site conditions. There are so many incredible opportunities out there for landscape architects and designers, and the more your work can stand out amongst your peers, the better chances you’ll have of finding a great job that lets you grow and evolve, just like your landscapes! 12

Photo by Larry Weaner

Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Summer Virtual Education Series After a successful series of virtual courses this winter, New Directions in the American Landscapes (NDAL) is offering a summer series this year. Course topics will range from novel plant communities, to equity & ecology in the urban landscape, to landscape photography, and speakers include Ujijji Davis, PA, ASLA, Eric Groft, FASLA, and Larry Weaner, FAPLD. Also, join the room – virtually – for a second round of Prairie-side Chats as Larry Weaner interviews and compares notes with iconic and influential practitioners including Leslie Sauer, FASLA, founding principal emeritus of Andropogon Associates and Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB of Nelson Byrd Woltz. This series is geared towards landscape practitioners throughout the U.S., including landscape architects, designers, restoration ecologists, and horticulturists.

Summer 2021 CEUs available

Registration & program details to come this spring at ndal.org! Email info@ndal.org or call Sara Weaner, NDAL Executive Director, at 510-518-0430 with questions. 13

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APLD would like to recognize its affiliate organizations.

Do You Need to Submit CEUs to APLD? APLD is proud of the time our members spend learning more about the industry. To continue remaining at the forefront of the profession, APLD qualified professional and fellow members are required to submit CEUs every three years to maintain their membership status. It’s simple! All you have to do is log in to the members’ area of the APLD website. From there you will see a tab at the top of the page that says “Upload CEUs.” On the CEU page, you are able to keep track of all your CEUs and continuously upload new ones. The date in which you need to obtain all of your CEUs is populated in that area for your convenience. APLD qualified professionals and fellows are required to earn 30 CEUs. It’s important to track your CEUs so you don’t fall behind and lose your status with APLD. Visit the APLD website to track and upload your CEUs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly at APLD headquarters at certification@apld.org or call 717-238-9780. Keep in mind this quick reference when logging CEUs:


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The Designer Call for Submissions The Designer is seeking pitches for Winter 2021 content. The theme is “Journey.” If you’re interested in writing, click here for the submission guidelines. The editor would also welcome information and pitches to broaden the diversity of our contributors and our subjects Please email editor@apld.org to pitch or submit information.

Do you use Instagram? Be sure to follow and tag the official APLD Instagram account, @LandscapeDesigners, in your posts. We will be promoting members’ posts via the official Instagram page.


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Upcoming Educational Opportunities & Events APLD provides a listing of educational opportunities and events on its website, www.apld.org. Virtual Soil School (7 CEUs) April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 28

The Landscape Expo Academy: The New Regenerative Landscape (1 CEU) May 19, Online

University of Washington Botanic Gardens: 2021 Ecological Restoration Symposium (5.5 CEUs) April 13, Online

Grow Native Massachusetts: Cultivating Wildlife Conservation with Native Plants (1.5 CEUs) May 26, Online

APLD Greater Los Angeles District: Movie Night: Kiss the Ground (2 CEUs) April 13, Online

Have an educational opportunity to share with APLD members? Send notices of upcoming events to APLDDesignOnline@hotmail.com.

The Landscape Expo Academy: Myths and Truths of NonToxic Landscaping (1 CEU) April 14, Online

Get Your Event Approved for CEUs!

The Landscape Expo Academy: Resiliency: From Ecosystems to Cities (1.5 CEUs) April 21, Online

If your chapter is planning an event, remember to have it approved for CEUs. Contact Kelly at certification@apld.org if you have any questions.

APLD San Diego District: Solution Driven Design – Adding Value Through Creative Problem Solving (1.5 CEUs) April 21, Online

Click Here to Fill Out the CEU Request Form

The Landscape Expo Academy: The Value of Observing Changes in Trees Over Time (1 CEU) April 22, Online Grow Native Massachusetts: New Naturalism: Lessons From Wild Plant Communities (1.5 CEUs) April 28, Online Green Roofs for Healthy Cities: Urban Food Production Virtual Symposium (3.75 CEUs) May 11, Online

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:00 p.m. Eastern

The Landscape Expo Academy: Nature Ignores Design That Ignores Nature (1 CEU) May 12, Online

Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Landscape Expo Academy: Drought – Our New Normal (1.5 CEUs) May 13, Online

2:00 p.m. Eastern


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Take Advantage of APLD’s Tool for Career Connections Help us grow our job board! Whether you’re scouting out your next career move or looking for that next great hire, careers.apld.org is the resource for you!

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