April 2015 Letter from the President

It is with some trepidation and awe that I write my first letter as president of the Nevada Landscape Association. I have the privilege of working on the Nevada Landscape Association board of directors with some of the finest industry professionals I have known in my career with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

In February, we convened the 24th Annual NLA Trade Show & Conference at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. With nearly 150 attendees and many high-quality exhibitors, I consider this year’s show to be a success! Co-sponsored by the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the City of Reno and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the conference featured four educational tracks, including a Hardscape trace that offered ICPI training and certification.

In March, we sat down with the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, experts from many local landscape professions and companies, and the Dean of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to address our common vision and response to the ongoing drought. It was heartening to know that, despite our diverse perspectives, we can work together to form a strategy for helping people use water more efficiently in their landscapes. I hope each of you will do your part in educating the public about how precious our water is and the need to use it wisely.

Heidi Kratsch Editor Water-Efficient Landscaping

Heidi Kratsch
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

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