The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Two big H-2B advocacy opportunities Email
Written by John McMahon   
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 AM

ALCC has two big items to share with you today: the return of the H-2B returning worker exemption and a last call to register for our virtual advocacy event next week.

First, read the announcement from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

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The ELITE Awards 2021 feature new category, move to a fall event Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 05:00 AM

ALCC announced this week that nominations are open for The ELITE Awards, which recognize ALCC members that Elevate the Landscape Industry Through Excellence. For 2021, there are some changes to the awards and the timing of their announcement.

The awards are usually announced in March, but due to COVID restrictions on in-person gatherings, the ceremony was moved to fall 2021. To make the most of the time during that delay, ALCC convened a committee of landscape industry professionals to review the awards program and feedback received over the years.

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Gearing up for Pollinator Week 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:00 AM

June is Pollinator Month, and the third week in June is celebrated as Pollinator Week. The mission of Pollinator week, according to the Pollinator Partnership, is to “promote the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.”

Landscape companies can use Pollinator Week to promote that they use sustainable, pollinator-friendly practices in their services. Pollinator health is a growing concern among consumers, and homeowners are often looking for ways to support them in their landscapes.

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Enjoy DREW'S FOLLY hardy snapdragon year-round Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 03:00 AM

The origins of Antirrhinum sempervirens ‘P020S’ (DREW’S FOLLY™ Hardy Snapdragon) are the Wild Spanish snapdragons (Antirrhinum sempervirens) that grow in the mountain regions of Spain and France But DREW’S FOLLY Hardy Snapdragon is different from its wild relatives in two distinct manners. First, it has demonstrated hardiness in USDA zone 5 in the Plant Select three-year perennial trial at Chatfield Farms in Denver, compared to zone 6 for its ancestors. Second, its flower color is a unique soft seashell pink, not the white of Wild Spanish snapdragons.

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Four Colorado companies placed in the 2021 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 02:00 AM

In May, Lawn & Landscape announced its Top 100 companies. Four Colorado-headquartered companies made the list:

  • Metco Landscape (#27)
  • Designscapes Colorado (#74)
  • Environmental Designs, Inc. (#82)
  • Designs By Sundown (#88)
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