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CLCA East Bay Chapter 2024 Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the CLCA East Bay Chapter 2024 Board of Director positions through September 30th. This is an excellent opportunity for CLCA regular and and associate members, new to the industry and seasoned professionals to share your expertise, grow your leadership skills and expand your professional network.

The election will take place at the General Membership Meeting on October 10th (details announced soon) for terms that commence in January. CLICK HERE for position descriptions and send your headshot and a bio to Laura A. Leuer by September 30th.

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CLCA Fall Webinars

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Getting Paid
Protecting and Pursuing Your Construction Claim Rights
September 26th
1-2 p.m.
$25 member/$50 non-member

Pay Scale & Pay Data
September 28th
Noon – 1 p.m.
$25 member/$50 non-member

Employee Handbooks
October 3rd
1-2 p.m.
$25 member/$50 non-member

Time Management:
The SMART Goals Way
October 10th
3-4 p.m.
$25 member/$50 non-member

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Todd Gerrow - A-G Sod Farms

Unsung Heroes

by Loreen McIrvin

Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Landscape Industry: Volunteers Who Give Back

In the challenging world of landscaping, where long days and hard work are the norm, there’s a group of individuals who stand out not only for their dedication to their craft but also for their passion for giving back to their communities.

These unsung heroes are the volunteers within the landscape industry, those remarkable individuals who find time amidst their busy schedules to contribute to the betterment of society and the environment.

Today, we want to shine a spotlight on these remarkable people and recognize their invaluable contributions.

Beyond the Day Job – What sets these individuals apart is their commitment to giving back. Despite their grueling schedules, many landscape industry professionals find the time and energy to engage in volunteer work that benefits their local communities and the environment.

Environmental Stewardship – One of the most inspiring aspects of these volunteers’ efforts is their commitment to environmental stewardship. They understand the critical role landscapes play in mitigating climate change, providing habitat for wildlife, and improving air and water quality. By volunteering their expertise, they not only beautify their surroundings but also contribute to the sustainability and resilience of our communities.

A Call to Recognize – As we take a moment to celebrate these unsung heroes, let’s also recognize that they inspire change and encourage others to get involved. If you know someone in the landscape industry who is interested in giving back reach out the CLCA East Bay…. Regrettably this is something that took me too long to do in my career and I’m only now doing a fraction of what these unsung heroes are doing.

The landscape industry is not just about planting trees and tending to gardens; it’s about nurturing a sense of community and stewardship. Thank you to all the landscape industry professionals who work tirelessly under the sun and still find the time to give back to the world that they help create and sustain – with appreciation, Loren McIrvin, Allied Landscape

Upcoming Events

CLCA East Bay Chapter Events for 2023
  • East Bay Board of Directors Meeting
    October 5th
    11AM – 12PM
  • General Membership Meeting
    October 19th
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Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.
L.H. Voss Materials, Inc.
Monarch Truck Center
West Coast Turf

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Nolan Stark

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

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