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Landscape architect & urban planner receive "genius grant" award Email
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 03:00 AM


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Two of the 24 winners of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship program are involved in the green industry. It’s an exciting recognition of the valuable contributions by designers of the built environment. It also acknowledges the growing importance of the role that urban habitats play in public health and social interactions.

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Continued effort needed to #SaveH2B 9/28/17 Email
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00 PM

 

H-2B update

On September 15, the House today passed a $1.2 trillion fiscal year 2018 spending package, laying down a marker ahead of negotiations with the Senate and White House over a final spending deal in December. The 12-bill package (H.R. 3354) passed by a vote of 211-198. The bill includes H-2B regulatory reforms, but does not include a returning worker exemption or any other type of cap relief. Under a continuing resolution, Congress has until December 8 to negotiate a final fiscal 2018 spending package.

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Compliance can be tricky with tree and shrub work Email
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 07:00 AM


Tree workWhen do you need a tree service license for your landscape company? The answer may differ from town to town. Throughout Colorado, each municipality has its own rules about licensing for those who prune trees and shrubs. It's important to check with each municipality in which you do business to be sure that you are in compliance.

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Making sense of backflow prevention rules Email
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 06:00 AM

Backflow preventerThe issue of installation, repair, and maintenance of backflow preventers can be a challenge for Colorado landscape companies. Unfortunately, there is no law or regulation which states explicitly that a landscape irrigation technician may perform these duties. Statutes are, at times, vague regarding whether a licensed plumber is required to complete the work.

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Learn to "mow down pollution" with alternative fuels Email
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 05:00 AM


3LG eventLandscape companies in Colorado are invited to an October 17 event hosted by the Regional Air Quality Council. “
3LG: Local Government, Lawn & Garden, Low Emission Grant Field Day” will educate landscape professionals on how to reduce emissions by replacing gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.

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