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Why Join An Association?

Have you been thinking about joining an association? Our infographic highlights a few reasons why people join. NALP helps landscape and lawn care companies, large and small, reach their goals by providing business solutions and professional differentiators such as certification, safety recognition, and awards; helping you build a more profitable and successful company and giving your […]

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Critical Timing for the H-2B Day on the Hill

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, the H-2B Coalition and more than 100 landscape professionals and colleagues from allied industries joined together on the Hill on April 26, at a crucial time in the battle for H-2B reform.  John McMahon, the Executive Director of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, is pictured here with a […]

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NALP Advocacy Heavily Focused on H-2B Fix

NALP continues to aggressively advocate for the need to address significant problems in the H-2B guest worker program. We understand the crucial need that H-2B serves for many of our members who rely on a dependable seasonal workforce. In January, NALP staff met with over a dozen legislative offices to discuss H-2B and the immediate […]

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New NPDES Permit Requirements Now in Effect

EPA just released a pre-publication copy of its 2016 Pesticide General Permit (PGP), which takes effect October 31, 2016.  The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit replaces the 2011 PGP that expired at midnight on October 31.  The 2011 permit was issued in response to National Cotton Council of America. v. EPA, in […]

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Congress Fails to Extend the H-2B Returning Worker Exemption

Last week, Congress passed a budget continuing resolution to avoid having to shut down the federal government and President Obama quickly signed the measure into law. The measure funds the government at current levels through December 9. Unfortunately, despite heavy lobbying pressure from NALP and our allies, extensive grassroots contact by landscape professionals and other […]

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States Continue Taking Action to Protect Pollinators

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his signing of an executive order placing some restrictions on neonicotinoid (neonics) use. The governor’s action makes Minnesota the most stringent state in the nation when it comes to neonic use. The executive order directs the Department of Agriculture to: • Require a “verification of need” prior to the […]

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Landscape Award Winners Get National Media Attention

Being recognized as an award winning company has its perks. Aside from impressing customers and creating a sense of pride among staff, the exposure award winning companies receive in the media is invaluable. In addition to Awards of Excellence winners being featured in The Landscape Professional, on landscapeprofessionals.org, and on NALP’s consumer site loveyourlandscape.org, winners […]

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NALP Member News – Week of June 27, 2016

Bill Horn Joins Lambert’s as VP, Garden Services Bill Horn has joined Lambert’s of Dallas, Texas, as Vice President, Garden Services. Horn has executive oversight for Lambert’s garden management, tree care, and plant health care programs including strategy development and planning. Horn has more than three decades of landscape leadership and corporate social responsibility experience. He was a National Association of Landscape Professionals board […]

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Klausing Group Lobbies for Certification

When the Lexington, KY, Tree Board recently sent out an RFP for a tree planting project, the bid package required an ISA Certified Arborist to be on staff.  Despite the fact the Klausing Group didn’t have a certified arborist on staff,  it bid the project, providing a list of the dozen or so Landscape Industry […]

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NALP on Fox and Friends

The streets of Manhattan were transformed into a beautiful outdoor oasis this past Sunday when NALP took over the Fox and Friends Plaza to inform viewers about outdoor living and lawn care.  A beautiful set featuring gorgeous products and styling  by Ballard Designs and incredible plantings by John Mini Distinctive Landscapes enabled Missy Henriksen to […]

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