Inside Scoop

May 2023
In This Issue

Oakland Zoo Community Project

Oakland Zoo

Saturday, May 20th
8:30am – 1pm

Please join us as we assist the Oakland Zoo in the renovation of their entrance sign. The zoo is working to beautify their entrance by incorporating native and drought tolerant plants. The project will include running new irrigation as well as planting.

All skill levels and families are welcome.

More Details Here

Evolve, Adapt and Make an Impact on Climate Change

Water Conservation Showcase June 2023

The landscape industry has a longstanding legacy of showing people the value of professionally landscaped environments; from recreational spaces to intimate meditation gardens. Over the years we have evolved our designs and adapted our installation techniques to include cutting-edge architectural elements and sophisticated control systems that add more value and functionality.

We have an opportunity to evolve again and offer both additional property value and a renewed appreciation of landscaped environments by mitigating climate change through adopting regenerative landscape practices.

Regenerative landscapes preserve or restore environments through leveraging nature-based processes, resulting in landscapes that are; more resilient and adaptable to extreme temperatures and storm events, better habitats for the local ecology, less reliant on chemicals to maintain, and better at carbon sequestration than conventional landscapes. These landscapes also reduce waste, reduce pollution, and conserve water.

The Bay Area has been pioneering these practices through the “Bay-Friendly Landscaping” program that started in 2004 and successfully evolved to a statewide program under the new name ReScape.

Loren McIrvin will be co-presenting at the upcoming EBMUD Water Conservation Showcase in San Ramon with two long-time regenerative landscape champions, Dave Phelps and Sarah Sutton. Together we will be covering Climate-Wise Commercial Landscape Practices. We hope you will join the conversation!

MAKE AN IMPACT. Ensure your company and our environment survives and thrives by adapting to the realities of climate changes.

Todd Gerrow - A-G Sod Farms

CLCA Celebrates a Successful Legislative Action Conference!

The California Landscape Contractors Association’s advocacy efforts were in full swing April 11-12 for the 2023 CLCA Legislative Action Conference.

CLCA Legislative Conference

Big thanks to our participants who traveled to our state capitol in Sacramento to advocate for our industry. Face-to-face conversations with members of the state Senate and Assembly and their staff are the most impactful way to get CLCA’s message across to those making decisions. The practice of legislators meeting with constituents to discuss issues of concern is one-on-one lobbying at its finest — lobbying at the grassroots level. Not only are these meetings interesting, but they are also very effective!

California’s landscape contractors have one of the widest scopes of work of all the states that license landscape contractors. Why? Because of the consistent advocacy work by CLCA’s members, volunteer leaders, staff and legislative advocate.

In each two-year legislative session over 2,500 bills are introduced for consideration. We read them, flag them and track them as we continue our advocacy for landscape contractors. You can see those bills here.

We are thankful for the CLCA member companies who supported their employees’ interest and effort to be a part of this important event. Their participation was crucial to helping propel our advocacy efforts in 2023.

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Upcoming Events

CLCA East Bay Chapter Events for 2023
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Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.
Monarch Truck Center
West Coast Turf

Partners for Success

CLCA East Bay Chapter Invites you to become a partner

Download the flier below for the 2023 Partners for Success Program and mail your payment today.

Become a Partner
CLCA Member Benefit May 23
Become a CLCA Member

Networking and Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball

Thank you to those that joined us at Plank Beer Garden for networking and bocce ball on April 28th.

Appetizers were provided by the East Bay Chapter while the 2023 landscape industry professionals networked and played bocce ball.
L.H. Voss Materials, Inc.

2023 Beautification Awards Dinner and Presentation

Awards Dinner Invite 23

Good luck to those that entered the CLCA East Bay Chapter Beautification Awards Program.

The chapter received 28 entries!

Thank you to North Coast Chapter members Jim Dibble and Greg Gill who spent May 11th and 12th touring the projects while being chauffeured by Doug Anthony of The Urban Farmer Store and Eric Santos of Brightview.

We look forward to celebrating the 2023 award winners at:

Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville on June 9th.

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Pacific Nurseries
California Truck Centers
Delta Bluegrass - Jeff Henninger