Inside Scoop

MAY 2024
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Loren McIrvin

Loren McIrvin
Allied Landscape

Recognizing the power of outdoor spaces on mental health:

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportune time to shed light on the vital role outdoor spaces play in promoting mental well-being, especially within the landscape industry.

In recent years, the landscape industry has increasingly recognized the intersection between outdoor environments and mental health. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while improving mood and cognitive function. For those working in the landscape industry, the benefits are twofold: not only do we create these therapeutic outdoor spaces for others, but we also reap the rewards ourselves.

The very essence of the landscape profession involves nurturing outdoor environments, whether through gardening, horticulture, or design. The hands-on connection with nature fosters an appreciation for the outdoors among industry professionals and gives us a perspective that needs to be shared to grow our industry.

By promoting mental well-being on a broader scale we ensure our teams are taken care of, we offer careers beyond a desk and helped our public understand the restorative power of landscapes on the mind, body and soul.

2024 Beautification Awards

Thank you to North Coast Chapter members Blaise Turek and Helmut Winkelhake for volunteering to judge the projects entered into this year’s Beautification Awards. They spent two full days visiting 42 Installation and Maintenance projects. A big thank you to Paul Wong, Imperial Sprinkler Supply and Eric Santos, Epic Irrigation Service and Management, Inc. for driving the judges and being the hosts with the most!

Award recipients will be announced on June 7th at the Dinner and Awards Presentation. CLCA State President Tom Sweeney will be the Master of Ceremonies. REGISTER to join us and celebrate today!


East Bay Chapter Networking and Bocce Ball

Thank you to those that joined us for networking and bocce ball at Plank in Oakland on April 26th. Appetizers be provided by the East Bay Chapter while we mingled with the 2024 Board of Directors, Chapter Partners and other landscape industry professionals.

Bocce Ball
Todd Gerrow - A-G Sod Farms

Upcoming Events

CLCA East Bay Chapter Events for 2024
  • Beautification Awards Presentation and Dinner
    June 7th
    The Bay Club Crow Canyon
    Register Here
  • Annual Battle of the Bay
    Oakland A’s vs. San Francisco Giants Baseball Game
    Sunday, August 18th
    Tailgate: 11:30am
    First Pitch: 1:07pm
View Our Calendar
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L.H. Voss Materials, Inc.
Monarch Truck Center
West Coast Turf

Partner Spotlight

Ewing Outdoor Supply
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

When you partner with Ewing, they will be there to assist you with in-field consultations, dedicated trainings for you and your team and on demand training opportunities through their digital resources like and the ProAdvantage Program. Whether you’re a new pro or an industry vet, your business is their priority. It’s the reason they’ve been at it for 100 years and why they will continue to be here. For all your business needs, lean on Ewing!

Contact your local representative today:
Paul Colon
Phone: (925) 687-3220

Devil Mountain

Partners for Success

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Read about the chapter’s 2023 accomplishments and sign up to Partner with us in 2024 today!

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CLCA Member Benefit - May
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Pacific Nurseries
California Truck Centers
Delta Bluegrass - Jeff Henninger