July 2018 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: July 2018

EPA Publishes Risk Assessments for Altrazine, Propazine and Simazine

On Thursday July 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published Registration Review; Draft Human Health Risk Assessments for Atrazine, Propazine, and Simazine and Draft Cumulative Human Health Risk Assessment for the Triazines (Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine); Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.  The publication serves as the draft human health risk assessment (DRA) to support the Registration […]

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H-2B Returning Worker Exemption Provision Included in House DHS Appropriations Bill

On Wednesday July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill along party lines (29-22), the bill included an amendment that would exempt returning workers from the H-2B statutorily mandated cap.  The amendment was strongly endorsed by NALP and the H-2B Coalition as a legitimate […]

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2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Awards

In keeping with its history of honoring a commitment to professionalism in the landscape industry, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has named its 2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Award winners. Honorees include the following. Jeff Fedorchak, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TruGreen, received the 2018 Advocacy Award for his work managing […]

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Advocating on Capitol Hill this Week

It seemed fitting that when our buses pulled up in front of the Capitol this week with more than 100 landscape and lawn care professionals headed out for our annual industry Day on the Hill, that the sprinklers were on in the early morning, working to keep the lawn in front of the Capitol looking […]

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Renewal and Remembrance in Its 22nd Year

It was sweltering hot on Monday, July 16,  as 400 volunteers headed to Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery for the 22nd Renewal & Remembrance volunteer day of service.

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How Mobile-First Technologies Revolutionized the Way I Do Business

By Cheryl Steelberg, Bruce Wilson & Co. In tech-dense Austin, the cloud is king. Native Land Design’s Ben Collinsworth talks about how technology drives his business and how it can transform yours. How do you stay on top of emerging technology? Austin is an innovative tech hub and expectations are high. When everyone in our […]

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5 Reasons People Might Hate Your Website

Article Author Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Have you ever visited a Website and been so disappointed by its functionality that you immediately moved on? What if your Website is similarly “turning off” your Website visitors right now? It’s easy for landscape professionals to get caught up […]

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NALP Names New VP of Government Relations

NALP has hired Andrew Bray to serve as the association’s new Vice President of Government Relations, effective July 9th. Andrew is a driven professional and a tireless policy advocate with over 15 years of legislative, regulatory, campaign and legal experience.  Most recently Andrew has served as the Vice President of Public Policy at the National […]

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