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Catch a sneak peek from Keynote Speaker Aintonette Griffin with Griff Development, LLC, who will be presenting at this year's Lone Star Hort Forum: Click here to watch. Sign your team up now to gain new knowledge and enhance your business strategies in the New Year. Register by clicking here.
Companies located in Dallas and those who service Dallas should register to participate in a webinar this coming Monday, December 5th, at Noon. TNLA staff will provide an update on the expected timeline with the city and share action items with impacted companies. You can register for the briefing here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P-PoxIGHRqesqE00OmUJXw
In response to the impending vote by Dallas City Council to ban all gas-powered landscape equipment, TNLA has activated a grassroots call on our Legislative Action Center. We urge all firms to participate with a significant number of their employees as we urge for a responsible approach to this issue. Respondents must have a Dallas address to participate: https://www.votervoice.net/TNLA/Campaigns/99050/Respond
High School Landscape Teams Can Win a Team Scholarship at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Landscape Challenge
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will be conducting the Landscape Challenge offering winning teams around $14,000 in scholarships for a high school landscape team to take home with them. The deadline for the landscape team to enter and submit their Project Plans is December 15, 2022. To find out more about the eligibility and requirements visit here.
The Best of Texas Landscape Guide is the perfect “gift” book for any plant enthusiast, staff, or customer who wants to learn more about the plants that grow best in Texas. It truly is the gift that keeps giving because you will not be able to stop them from opening over and over again to seek out details about the plants that grow best in Texas. Order yours today and gift it by clicking here.
While shopping this Holiday Season on Amazon, select the TNLA Foundation as your charity on Amazon Smile. By doing so, Amazon will donate a small percentage back to the non-profit TNLA Foundation so we can continue to provide scholarships, conduct industry research, and support industry education for both students and professionals.
The TNLA Lone Start Hort Forum will conduct a full day of Master Class Presentations for students to present their research findings. Students from across Texas and higher education institutions such as Texas Tech and Stephen F. Austin State University will attend this year's event to present their research, connect with their peers, and meet up with YOU, our industry's leaders. These students are currently working on their undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. programs. Your sponsorship will help them with their travel, lodging, and meals and provide them with a lifetime experience. Let's get these students on the road to success by helping them get to College Station to attend this year's Lone Star Hort Forum. If you are interested in sponsoring a student or school, contact Amy Prenger at email@example.com or Sarah Riggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the elections completed and the Texas Legislative session beginning in January, the TNLA Leader List will resume sending out weekly updates on the issues impacting the green industry. A TNLA members-only publication - the weekly newsletter shares insight into what is happening in Austin including what bills we are working to pass and what we are working to kill.
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TNLA members must sign up to receive the Leader List newsletter. You can sign up HERE.
AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin is actively developing an ordinance that would limit new residential properties by 1) limiting to a approved plant list, 2) capping turf to 50% of landscaped area, 3) capping irrigation to 50% of landscaped area, and 4) require Pressure Regulated Devices on all sprinkler heads.
The ordinance is a part of the city's effort to create new water supplies through conservation measures. All TNLA members are encouraged to complete the City of Austin's survey on the proposals included. You can find the survey HERE.
You can find more information about ordinance development HERE. TNLA will be further engaging the City of Austin to discourage new ordinances that harm businesses in the green industry.