June 2016 Letter from the President

Dear Members,

As we enter summer, after a long and wet spring, colleagues and associates of the Green Industry are reminded of the drought conditions of last year. The Nevada Landscape Association’s focus to our constituents is that we need to continue to be cognizant of the potential of reoccurring drought. Education on exactly how to accommodate for drought and maintain landscapes with minimal water usage to the homeowner, business owner and field worker is of high importance.

The Nevada Landscape Association, in collaboration with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and TMWA, will be offering a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification starting in 2017. The quality of this certification will enhance our already successful and growing Landscape Industry Certified program. I feel that we are moving in the right direction when it involves education of those homeowners, business owners and field workers.

As you glance at our calendar of events, we have a busy summer ahead of us. I challenge you to become involved. There is plenty of opportunity to obtain training for our certification testing being held the end of August. I encourage you to send your employees to this training. The Call of Entries for our annual Trophy Awards is upon us. Every member can enter one FREE entry. I, for one, will be taking advantage of this prospect. The deadline for entries is August 19th, which seems like months away, but we all know how fast the date will get here. Choose the properties that you want to enter NOW.

I would like to thank our current members for their continued support, cooperation and alliance with the NLA. We definitely have a lot to offer the Truckee Meadows community. After all, we are the experts in the Green Industry.

 

pam bedard
Pamela C. Bedard
Horticulturist

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