Flagstaff, Ariz. – For the 17th year running, SWCA employees raised money and participated in the Climb to Conquer Cancer, benefitting the American Cancer Society.
The 7-mile climb takes place at Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort near Flagstaff. SWCA’s team consisted of 16 individuals (staff, friends and family) who turned out bright and early for the effort. They took off at a blazing pace with everyone crossing the finish line in about 2.5 hours. Some of our crew even ran up the mountain!
Danielle Frohlich, a botanist with SWCA's Honolulu office, served this year with the European Union’s European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, or EPPO, in an ongoing effort to conduct pest risk analyses on invasive alien plants that could become established in the region. The agency’s scientists serve 51 countries in Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia, and work to protect native plants and agriculture, develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests, and promote safe and effective pest control methods.
In the 1970s, lapels were wide, fabrics were synthetic, and architectural features like oddly shaped windows and concrete panels suggested that George Jetson designed buildings from behind his atomic-powered drafting table.
In 1966, shortly before this rocket ride from traditional to “far out” in architectural design, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). A little more than 50 years old now, the NHPA has cultivated an equal share of supporters and detractors.