Raleigh Landscape Architect Joins NCSCC Advisory Committee

Dennis Glazener, ASLA

January 20, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Landscape architect Dennis Glazener, RLA, principal of Bell/Glazener Design Group, has been appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission (NCSCC).

The Advisory Committee’s first 2010 meeting will be held in February. Its first task will be to draft guidelines for the Falls Lake Watershed.

Dennis Glazener has practiced landscape architecture, land planning, environmental design and ecological stewardship since 1979. His range of experience includes recreation planning, educational environments, downtown redevelopment, commercial and residential design.

He will bring his knowledge of environmental stewardship to bear on the Technical Advisory Committee, which will assist the NCSCC as it administers the Sedimentation Control Program required by the N.C. Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 (SPCA). The Sedimentation Control Program is responsible for adopting rules, setting standards, and providing guidance for implementation of the Act.

“Land quality affects water quality,” Glazener explained. “The Falls Lake Watershed carries water that is literally ‘shed’ from the land after it rains. So erosion and sedimentation control is vital not only to the water quality of Falls Lake but also to public health and welfare and the future of the region.”

The Falls Lake assignment is especially poignant for Glazener who personally worked on the initial Master Plan Document for the Army Corps of Engineers over 30 years ago as one of his first projects with Bell Design Group, the former firm of master landscape architect Richard C. Bell, FASLA.

According to Glazener, the Falls Lake Project, encompassing 38,000 acres, was initially conceived of as a flood control reservoir in the 1920’s. It evolved into a multi-purpose resource of significant value as a water supply, recre­ation area and wildlife habitat. Bell Design Group created the master plan for the federal, state and local government agencies as a long-range planning and development document.

For more information on the NSCC, visit www.dlr.enr.state.nc.us/pages/ncsedcontrolcommission.html.

For more information on Dennis Glazener and Bell/Glazener Design Group, go to www.bgjdesign.com.

About Bell/Glazener Design Group:

For over 50 years, Bell/Glazener Design Group has provided design services to commercial, residential, and institutional clients in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Projects range from residential landscape architecture to extensive regional planning, urban design, campus planning, land use-master planning and sports-recreational planning. For more information visit www.bgjdesign.com or call 919-787-3515.

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