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Sep 12
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Save The Date: WALP's Annual Landscape Industry Written Certification Event
 
Sep 13
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Save The Date: WALP's Annual Landscape Industry Hands-On Certification Event

 

2014 Power Of (P) Partner:


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2013 Grand Award slideshow

Click here to view the entire slide set as a PowerPoint presentation. (9 MB)

Click here for the Registration form or here for Landscape Industry Certified Brochure.



Learn More & Reserve Your Sponsorship Today!


 

WALP & WSNLA Garden, "Nature's Studio" Wins Big At 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show!

Designed by Kirsten Lints, CPH  Gardens ALIVE Design
Installed by Rob Boyker, ecoPRO  Avid Landscape Design & Development, LLC

Nature's Studio was awarded the following honors at the NWFGS opening night gala:
Gold Medal Award Winner, 425 Magazine Editor's Choice Award, X Factor Award,
Pacific Horticultural Society Award, People's Choice Award, and
The Founder's Cup (Best in Show)!

Find out more about WSNLA & WALP's 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show display garden.

 

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What's New Welcome To The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals Website!
The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals - premier site for Washington State's Green Industry.
 

Find An ecoPro Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional
More than 40 individuals have earned the advanced ecoPRO certification.

View them here.

March 2014 Magazine Online For Members Viewing!
WALP Members can view the March 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.
 

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.

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 info@walp.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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