November 2017 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

Month: November 2017

Work Unplugged: 3 Ways Brain Rest Leads to Greater Productivity

Article author Mark Borrasso is a Success Coach at LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. As you read this, you have the world at your fingertips. With the availability of tablets, smartphones, and increasingly portable computers, instantaneous access to information is the highest it has ever been in human history. Your brain, the storehouse for that […]

Read More

Member Action Still Needed on H-2B

  NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. If your Representative signed the letter, please follow up and say thank you. To get […]

Read More

Here's What a Few Landscape Pros Are Grateful For

This Thanksgiving reminds us of how grateful we are to work for such amazing professionals in the landscape industry who are making our communities better places and creating career opportunities for their employees. When you look back at 2017 what are you most thankful for? We asked NALP members and here are a few of […]

Read More

YardApes Annual Fundraiser Raises $10,000 for Local Charity

YardApes of New Milford, Connecticut, held their 12th annual Quad-Am Golf Classic on Tuesday September 12th, 2017. The Golf Classic benefited The Pratt Nature Center, a local 205-acre wildlife preserve and educational center.  The Pratt Nature Center’s mission is “to stimulate a lifelong responsibility for and joy in the natural world by encouraging people to […]

Read More

Last week, 100 meetings with Congress Regarding H-2B

On November 2, 2017 landscape professionals and employers representing other seasonal businesses joined forces to advocate for H-2B cap relief. The event resulted in over 100 meetings with key members of Congress. During the meetings, Representatives, Senators, and their staff heard directly from seasonal business owners about the real world implications of the H-2B cap. […]

Read More

House Committee Approves Mandatory E-Verify

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 20-10 the Legal Workforce Act (HR 3711). This bill, which was introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA), would require employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system. Administered […]

Read More

NALP Markets Industry Careers to 67,000 at FFA Convention

Last week, NALP Staff members Jenn Myers (Director of Workforce Development) and Rex Bishop (Director of Technical Education) attended the 90th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo. The sea of blue jackets stretched throughout the Indiana Convention Center, and out into the streets of downtown Indianapolis, as FFA hosted the country’s largest annual student gathering, […]

Read More