State and Allied Regional Associations
|Colorado Association of Lawn Care Professionals (CALCP): CALCP was organized in 1988 for the purpose of providing educational training for Lawn Care Professionals in Colorado. They have remained true to that cause by offering our Spring Training Conference every year since. The classes are approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and they publicize the conference widely with up to 260 professionals attending each year.
In 2009, CALCP undertook the Day of Service project at the oldest cemetery in Denver that has no water supply and have continued their support of this cemetery for 4 years providing them raised beds planted with Plant Select plants; removal of dead trees; planting of native grasses throughout the cemetery; and establishing an iris bed that hopefully will be an income producer to pay for water and upkeep. In the past year, CALCP has also supplied them with 4500 gallons of water storage capacity in several tanks and a trailer to move the water from place to place.
|Landscape Contractors Association MD.DC.VA (LCA): The Landscape Contractors Association MD-DC-VA (LCA) provides local resources for landscape professionals to help them maximize their business potential. Through its membership, LCA offers a dynamic and professional community of landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, grounds departments, educational institutions, and suppliers joined together in a supportive environment. Each member benefits from increased opportunities for mentoring, knowledge exchange, education through seminars and conferences, training and testing for certification, a legislative voice and enhanced visibility among potential customers.|
|Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA): The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association is the largest and oldest green industry association in the State of Ohio. Since 1908, The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) has been instrumental in providing Ohio's Green Industry with all the necessary services for managing a successful business. As one of the leading nursery & landscape associations in the nation, the ONLA prides itself in being Ohio's only all-encompassing "Green Industry" association, representing nursery growers, garden centers, landscape companies, lawn care providers, allied suppliers and greenhouse growers. With a membership of more than 1300, ONLA provides proactive leadership and guidance through member education and professional development, legislative advocacy, and the nationally recognized CENTS trade show. Additionally, ONLA endeavors to:
|Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA): The Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA) was founded in Milwaukee in 1966. Since that time the Association has grown to five chapters and over three hundred members. The mission of WLCA is to promote the growth, environmental awareness and professionalism of the landscape industry for the benefit of our communities. Landscape contractors cannot practice their profession within a self-serving vacuum. They must learn, develop, promote and share those special talents which are so unique to our industry. An association pools resources, shares experiences and improves skills to produce an important service profitably. Working cooperatively with WLCA State, the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation and PLANET, local chapters are able to meet local, state and national industry wide challenges, problems and opportunities.
For more information on becoming a PLANET Day of Service partner, please click on the State Partnership Agreement. Deadline is February 28, 2013.
Registration for PLANET Day of Service will open on March 15, 2014!
Save the Date! Mark your calendars for January 30, 2014 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST for a webinar titled, “How to Plan a Community Service or PLANET Day of Service Project for Your Company”. This webinar will walk you through a step by step process of planning a project as well as learn the benefits of community stewardship. It will also help you plan your PLANET Day of Service project. For more information, click here.