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February 2014 ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional Presentations Online
If you were a registrant of the February 18 - 20, 2014 ecoPRO Certification Training, the PowerPoint presentations are available now online for you to view for the next 30 days.
View them here.
January 2014 Magazine Online For Members Viewing!
WALP Members can view the January 2014 issue of the Northwest Landscape Professional (NWLP) by clicking here.
If you are not a WALP member and would like to receive your own copy of the NWLP each month, click here to join.
Save Money Through New Fuel Co-Op Program For Members
In the current economic times, we are all looking for way to save money and be more efficient. Having he correct business partners is one way to help you do just that.
WALP is excited to announce its newest member benefit program - a fuel co-op created to gain you the most competitive commercial fueling program available.
Fill your tank with this valuable member benefit by signing up today! Contact the WALP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 967-0729.
Reserve Your 2014 Corporate Sponsor Package Today!
WALP is pleased to announce it is currently taking reservations for its 2014 corporate sponsor program - The Power Of (P). The program offers bundled packages that provide year-round exposure for companies interested in leveraging industry recognition and better targeting key decision makers in the Green Industry.
If you are interested in tapping into the power of partnership, while saving money over what it would cost to purchase traditional event sponsorships, please refer to the Power Of (P) package descriptions and reservation form.
Reservations for the 2014 year are available on a first come, first served basis.
Thank You To Our 2014 Northwest Green Industry Conference Sponsors & Displayers
The 2014 Northwest Green Industry Conference was successful, in large part, due to the support and participation of the following firms:
Saturday Environmental Awards Program & Dinner Sponsor - Van Klaveren’s Nursery
Friday Happy Hour & Dinner Sponsor - Metro Lawn/AmeriGas
Name Badge Sponsor - Vibrant Plants
Friday Lunch Sponsor - NW Farm Credit Services
Saturday Breakfast Sponsor - Ragen & Associates
Saturday Lunch Sponsor - Abbotsford Concrete Products
Friday Afternoon Break Sponsor - Walker Mowers/Coates Landscape Supply
Thursday Reception Sponsor - The Unity Group/Hub NW
Saturday Reception Sponsor - VPC Sales
Education Session Sponsors - Carter Evans Wood Concepts, Consolidated Landscape Maintenance, The Grounds Professionals, Jefferson Landscaping, Jon L. Shepodd Landscaping, Mutual Materials, TAGRO/City of Tacoma
Centerpiece Sponsor - Briggs Nursery
Stage & Registration Decor Sponsor - Puget Sound Plants
Financial Sponsor - McComb Gardens
Tabletop Exhibitors- Bishop Red Rock, Cedar Grove Composting, Everbearing Services, Ewing Irrigation, Flora & Fauna: Nature Books, Landmark Turf & Native Seed, OBC Northwest, Skagit Gardens, Sound Horticulture, Tadpole Haven Natives, Washington Farm Labor Association, Wheat & Associates Insurance
2014 Landscape Industry Certified Testing Dates Set: Are YOU Certified?
If you are interested in beginning or continuing on your quest toward becoming Landscape Industry Certified, NOW is the time to invest in YOU! WALP is very pleased to announce that our annual Landscape Industry Certified Technician test will be held on Friday (written only) and Saturday (hands-on only), September 12 - 13, 2014, on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington.
Registration forms for the 2014 testing event will be available soon. For more information, visit the Certification page.
Buy, Sell, or Trade Through WALP's Online Member X-Change!
The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals is pleased to remind you about its online Member X-Change that provides members with a platform to buy, sell, trade, or post employment positions while also offering a fantastic membership service - connecting members to members. Any WALP member in good standing may participate though an X-Change adfor complete details or to place an ad.
WALP Garden Featured In Northwest Flower & Garden Show Blog - Check It Out!
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has created a blog for the WALP - King County Chapter garden designed by Lloyd Glasscock of Looking Glass Design and Jeff and Linda Carroll of Jefferson Landscaping.
Visit the site, link to it, or "like it" by clicking here. You are also encouraged to pass the link on to others interested in the Northwest Flower & Garden Show - enhancing your own website's traffic!
DNR Working To Increase Public Awareness Of Proper Tree Care
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is promoting an anti-tree topping campaign to increase public understanding of proper tree care. A number of resources are available to to share with your employees and customers. Visit www.dnr.wa.gov/urbanforestry. Or for more information call (800) 523-TREE.
Low Impact Development (LID) For Landscape & Nursery Professionals
Under Department of Ecology’s direction, cities and counties are required to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) into their local development and re-development regulations when they update them. Western Washington will require the use of LID for new development and redevelopment and Eastern Washington will allow the use of LID. Implementation of regulations will be come between 2015 and 2018 with most cities and counties implementing new regulations by December 2016.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR LANDSCAPERS & NURSERIES?
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