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TAG: Legislative Day on the Hill

NALP to hold Legislative Day on the Hill in July

April 29, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will hold its Legislative Day on the Hill July 10-12 in Washington, D.C. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Renewal & Remembrance service event. Attendees of the event will receive updates on industry issues, visit with members of Congress and learn how to become a more active voice in the legislative process. “This is a must-attend... read more

NALP, lawmakers discuss green industry issues

July 28, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) held its annual Legislative Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 21. More than 100 industry members participated by visiting legislators and their staff members to discuss issues facing the green industry. Some discussion topics included: The H-2B program. Industry members called for reforms to the program that would preserve the... read more

NJLCA, NJNLA team up for Legislative Day on the Hill

August 8, 2014By

Hundreds of Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) members converged in Washington, D.C., July 29 for the organization’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill, hosted by PLANET, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association and the Snow & Ice Management Association. The event is put on to offer landscape professionals an opportunity to discuss issues impacting the landscape and lawn care industry with their senators and representatives.... read more

NPR’s Liasson to speak at PLANET Legislative Day on the Hill

June 6, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), based in Herndon, Va., has lined up Mara Liasson, award winning reporter and political analyst for the Fox News Channel and National Public Radio, to deliver the keynote speech at its annual Legislative Day on the Hill event. The three-day event, July 27-29, includes legislative training and briefings, a state association legislative meeting to discuss... read more

Green Industry: Immigration reform needed

July 31, 2013By

More than 400 leading U.S. businesses and advocacy organizations–including the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), Irrigation Association and the American Nursery & Landscape Association–signed a letter calling on the U.S. Congress on July 30 to enact immigration reform legislation. This move came one week after nearly 200 people participated in PLANET’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill event in Washington D.C.,... read more

Labor, pesticides top Day on the Hill issues

August 1, 2010By

On July 20, about 80 landscape/lawn service company owners and managers traversed the halls of the Senate and House office buildings in Washington D.C. to educate legislators on issues affecting landscaping businesses. Not unexpectedly, the two issues foremost on the visitors’ minds were labor and pesticides. Specifically, they urged lawmakers to support the H-2B seasonal guest worker program — and... read more