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Collins, King Again Call on Administration to Approve Additional Seasonal H-2B Visas Email
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 02:00 AM

 

H-2B updateWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have signed onto a bipartisan letter led by Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly urging him to use the authority provided by Congress to lift the cap on seasonal H-2B visas that employers rely on to fill summer jobs. In the letter, the senators expressed their concern about reports that visas may not be approved in time for peak tourist season.

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Garden builds community connections for Terracare Associates Email
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 08:00 AM

 

Terracare Associates at Montclair ElementaryThe 2017 ELITE Award for Community Stewardship was awarded to Terracare Associates (TCA), based in Centennial, CO. TCA collaborated with Montclair Elementary to plan, assist with design and build an educational space that will encourage outdoor connections.

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Womochil is ALCC's Person of the Year Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 06:00 AM

Michael WomochilMichael Womochil, Program Director for Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources with the Colorado Community College System, has been a long-time ally to the Colorado landscape industry. For his leadership in launching and developing the Landscape Career Pathways program, Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) presented Womochil with the John Garvey Person of the Year Award at the 2017 Awards event.

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EPA and other agencies move to rescind WOTUS Email
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 05:30 AM


waterOn Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and return to the language of the rule that was in place prior to the 2015 rule change. The 2015 rule was intended to clarify the definition of “waters of the United States” and to which bodies of water the Clean Water Act could apply.

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Legislative Days on the Hill brings the landscape industry to Capitol Hill Email
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 05:00 AM

 

US CapitolGreen industry professionals will gather in Washington DC next month to meet with their legislators and discuss issues that affect the landscape industry. Legislative Days on the Hill, organized by National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), will take place July 16-18. This year, efforts will be focused on regulation of pesticide use, fertilizers, and the H-2B visa program.

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