DBPR to Observe Landscape Architecture Month
March 28, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today announced that it will be observing Florida Landscape Architecture Month this April. As one of the more than 20 professions and businesses regulated under the Department, landscape architects are vital to Florida as they are responsible for designing the state’s beautiful landscapes that provide for drainage and run-off, limit erosion and provide for water conservation.
“Landscape architects are skilled professionals who help maintain communities across this great state of ours,” said DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson. “Through their hard work, Florida and its natural habitat are best preserved as the beautiful state that we all love to call home.”
Through a proclamation signed by Governor Scott, April will be recognized as Florida Landscape Architecture month, and DBPR is encouraging all Floridians to take time to appreciate the work of these licensed professionals such as Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. Landscape architects are regulated in all 50 states because of the important work they do to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and there are more than 1,000 landscape architects currently licensed in the state of Florida.
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