State and Allied Regional Associations

 

Colorado Association of Lawn Care Professionals
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.

 



 

Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA): The mission of the Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association is utilizing resources to effectively, efficiently and environmentally manage lawns in Illinois. The IPLCA achieves this mission through education, networking and the dedication of its members to standards of professionalism. IPLCA is a member-driven organization that deals with issues and concerns that are important to Illinois Lawn Care Professionals and focuses on:

  • Improving and increasing professional skills and knowledge through education. 
  • Upholding positive and proactive relationships with environmental, regulatory and public agencies at state and local levels. 
  • Credibility of lawn care in Illinois; maintaining a positive image and professionalism.
  • Continuing development of career paths in Illinois lawn care that attract new employees.
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association

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
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.
 
Michigan Green Industry Association
(MGIA): The Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) is a statewide Association serving the green industry since 1960. Our diverse membership consists of members in the area's of landscape design/build; lawn maintenance/fertilization; irrigation; tree care; hardscapes and snow removal; in addition to suppliers. The MGIA publishes a premium full-color award-winning, monthly magazine - The Landsculptor.     

MGIA produces the largest green industry Trade Show in Michigan with more than 150 exhibitors, drawing more than 5,000 attendee's. The show includes two days of the industries most exceptional classes! MGIA offers dozens of educational programs yearly, many include re-certification credits for Certified Pesticide Applicators, Landscape Industry Certified Professionals, Certified Snow Professionals, Certified Arborist and others.
 
National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
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.

Ohio Landscape Association
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)

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:

  • Foster and promote the sale and use of nursery products and engage in any lawful activities which will enhance the ethical and economic progress of the industry
  • Protect the planting public through the advancement of fair and lawful trade practices, customs and uses
  • Improve nursery products and cultivate techniques by supporting research in the field of horticulture and encourage the publication of the results of such research.
  • Cooperate with public agencies and institutions of higher learning involved in the nursery and landscape industry and enlist their cooperation and counsel for our members and the public.
  • Cooperate with governmental agencies in molding policies on legislative and administrative matters in the interest of the public and the industry.

 

Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association

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.