TAG: Washington D.C.

Registration opens for 2018 Irrigation Association’s Fly-in event

February 2, 2018By

The Irrigation Association (IA) opened registration for the 2018 Irrigation Association Washington, D.C., Fly-in on March 6-7. The event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on March 6 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, will be held in conjunction with the National Ground Water Association and the Water Quality Association during the Water Resources Congressional Summit. According to IA, this... read more

NALP goes to Washington

July 19, 2017By

=About 450 members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) visited Washington, D.C., July 16-18 for its annual Legislative Days on the Hill. The event was a chance for industry members to learn how to become a more effective voice in the legislative and regulatory process and visit with members of Congress. But first, the event kicked off with the... read more

DC landscaper goes from green seller to green industry pro

December 21, 2016By

Twenty-five year old Jerell Brown, owner of SML Services in Washington, D.C., has always been in the green industry—just not the one you’re thinking of. After getting arrested for selling pot and serving eight months under house arrest, Brown decided to turn his business acumen into something legitimate, a year-round, full-service landscape company, The Washington Post writes. “The only thing going through... read more

People on the Move: Ruppert Landscape

December 16, 2015By

Ruppert Landscape announced another round of personnel changes, including promotions and hires at its Maryland landscape construction branch, Gainesville, Va., landscape management branch and its Washington, D.C., landscape management branch. Rich Schubach will retire as branch manager of the Maryland landscape construction branch. Mike Felts will be promoted to fill his position. Schubach joined the company in 1982 as a... read more

Ruppert opens D.C. branch, promotes McGehee to manager

March 26, 2015By

Ruppert Landscape promoted Charlotte McGehee to branch manager of a new landscape management branch in Washington, D.C. “The position Charlotte is filling has been the direct result of a new branch opening in the region,” said Doug Halsey, vice president and regional director of the landscape management division. “With her strong leadership traits, her determined approach and her passion for... 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