State and Allied Regional Associations
|Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC): One of the best things about membership in an association is the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with others who share the same experiences and expertise. Colorado's landscape contractors and industry suppliers join ALCC to raise the bar of professionalism and to level the playing field. They look to ALCC for fresh ideas, business strategies, and industry trends that will improve their capacity to do business within the markets they serve.
For 50 years, ALCC has been the only trade association for landscape contractors statewide. Businesses as small as one-person firms and as large as multi-state operations find a productive place to network and grow in one of ALCC's six chapters statewide. Here landscape companies find a venue to demonstrate their professionalism, build relationships that build business, learn strategies that invigorate profitability, serve the community at large and give back to the industry in ways that ensure its survival.
|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.
|Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA): The Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA) is the state trade association that represents Connecticut's nurseries, garden centers, landscapers, nursery and perennial growers, and landscape designers. Our nursery/landscape industry grosses more than $500 million annually, and employs some 20,000 people. Our 1,000+ companies operate in all of the state's 169 towns. CNLA is a member of the Connecticut Green Industries coalition, involving its sister organizations, the Connecticut Florists Association and the Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association.
CNLA is active in public relations, promoting gardening to the general public at public shows, such as the Connecticut Flower and Garden show, and Connecticut Ag Expo. CNLA is the industry spokesman about plants and gardening with the news media and also maintains a vigorous presence at the state capitol and in Washington, representing the views of the green industry in legislative, regulatory, and political matters.
|Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA): KNLA is the leading trade association representing Kentucky's green industry. Founded in 1926, its members include production nurseries, garden centers, landscape designers, design-build landscape contractors, landscape maintenance contractors, arborists, education professionals, gardens/parks/arboretums and other private sector companies. KNLA is also a partner in the region's premier trade show held in Louisville, Kentucky - the Kentucky Landscape Industries Expo. For more information about KNLA, visit http://www.KNLA.org.|
|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.|
|National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA): The NHLA is an association that facilitates and promotes the advancement of Hispanics as landscape industry professionals and leaders, and provides the nation's half million Hispanic-American landscaping professionals a voice in the national dialogue on environmentally responsible landscape practices and a means through which to advocate on behalf of their businesses, the livelihood of their employees, and the quality of life in their communities.|
|New Hampshire Landscape Association (NHLA): The NHLA website provides the public with convenient access to members who share a common interest and love of landscape design, construction and maintenance, providing quality, Green Industry goods and services. Besides information about the organization, the public can access individual members, to learn more about what they have to offer and how they might work together. Our membership directory provides a brief description of each member company and the services they offer. Whatever your specific needs, you will find a NHLA company that can provide you with great service. By hiring a NHLA Landscaper you are hiring a professional who is part of a statewide organization with access to many different educational opportunities and with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Our members are kept up to date on the latest horticultural practices, pruning techniques, lawn care, irrigation, and lighting and hardscape practices through a year- round selection of seminars, workshops, and meetings.
The New Hampshire Landscape Association has also created a Certification program, closely tied to similar programs in several other New England states. This course is several weeks long, culminating in two rigorous tests, and requires work experience. Upon passage of the test new certified members can truly call themselves a Certified NH Landscape Professional.
|The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA): The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) is a group of professional landscape contractors dedicated to advancing the integrity, proficiency, and continued growth of the landscape industry. As the largest state association comprised of landscape contractors in New Jersey, the NJLCA provides invaluable educational information, free monthly membership meetings, bi-annual CLT exams, the largest landscape trade show & conference in the Tri-State area, and The New Jersey Landscape Contractor, a state-wide magazine. In addition to these great benefits, the NJLCA also holds an annual golf classic, pizza night, educational conference, a member discount program, several opportunities to earn DEP credits per year and much more!|
|New York State Turf & Landscape Association (NYSTLA): New York State Turf and Landscape Association (NYSTLA) is a collective of green industry professional contractors, vendors and educators. The association was formed for the mutual advancement of interests of its members, to reform abuses, to instill principles of justice and equality in the turf and landscaping business, to protect its members from irresponsible customers, to encourage frequent consultation among its members for the promotion of the common interest of its members, to adopt safety rules and regulations for the prevention of accidents and injuries in connection with the turf and landscaping business, to gain proper and equitable insurance rates for its members, to eliminate unfair competition and unfair business practices, and to do all such acts as may be necessary, proper and advisable for increasing the business of its members.
|Ohio Landscape Association (OLA): The Ohio Landscape Association (OLA) is a non-profit trade association for landscape contractors and their suppliers. Its mission for more than 40 years has been to encourage professionalism and ethical standards among landscape contractors through educational opportunities and to promote the image of the landscape industry. The OLA is a valuable resource to its members, providing them with tools to increase sales and reduce their expenses along with a multitude of other benefits including educational and networking opportunities and great savings within its group workers' compensation program. The OLA also takes an active advocacy role in protecting and furthering its members' business interests at both the state and federal levels.
|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 over 1500, 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:
|Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA): PLNA is the leading trade association representing Pennsylvania's $6.8 billion green industry. Its 750 member landscape contractors, retail garden centers, wholesale nurseries and greenhouses produce outdoor living environments that improve air quality, water quality and human well-being. Learn more at www.PLNA.com/green and www.OutdoorLivingPA.com.
|Project Evergreen: is committed to informing the American public about the positive effects of well-maintained green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses and parks. We want to inspire you to get involved and get passionate about green spaces! Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. To learn more about our organization or to help support our goals, visit www.projectevergreen.com.
|Come Alive Outside: The Come Alive Outside movement creates awareness about the benefits of helping individuals, families, and businesses, connect with each other in their yards, parks, sports fields and other community green spaces. Come Alive Outside is an active phrase that challenges everyone to get outside in our own backyards and local parks with the promise of great benefits for as all - from individuals to families, from the work force to communities. The landscape industry, which creates and supports healthy green spaces and experiences, is proud to be an important part of the movement; helping people relax and reduce stress, spend time with family, friends, and pets, and play sports together. To learn more, visit www.comealiveoutside.com.
|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.
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