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ELA News – January 2020

Inside ELA

As we look forward to the new year, ELA’s board and staff are grateful to the community of landscape professionals and devoted amateurs who help advance our work. In 2019, your support enabled us to launch our new website, to sign up our 500th member, and to create a new series of Spanish-language webinars. Each of these achievements builds our community and helps us share our innovative programs with new audiences.

The landscape is quiet now, but ELA’s webinars continue all winter long, and registration is open for our annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, which will take place on March 4 and 5 at the UMass campus in Amherst, MA. We hope to see you there!

Toby Wolf, PLA.

President, Board of Directors

New Event in 2020

ELA has a new collaboration with Tower Hill Botanic Garden. On February 6 join us at the Urban Tree Symposium: The Future of the Urban Forest.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Donors

Throughout the year, your membership, registration fees, and donations help ELA provide premium ecological education in many forms. We appreciate the members of our community who contributed to our end-of-year appeal and recognize them here. If you missed our email, it is not too late to donate. Your donation in any amount will be put to work immediately as we develop new webinars, symposia, tours, and conferences for 2020.

Our special thanks to:

~ Anonymous (2) ~ Tricia Diggins ~ Todd Haiman ~ Nanette Masi ~ 

~ Amanda Sloan (in kind) ~ Elizabeth Wehrle ~ Toby Wolf ~

February 24-28: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. In collaboration with ELA, Trevor Smith offers a 5-day, 35-hour NGICP course that provides graduates the skillset needed to design green stormwater infrastructure and to oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of these projects. A class is scheduled the week of February 24 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden is Boylston, MA. Find more information and register.

Enjoy Great Winter Webinar Viewing!

A Focus on Sustainability webinar series continues into March. Remember that your ELA membership gives you free access to upcoming as well as archived webinars, including the nine-part Introduction to Ecological Landscaping conducted in Spanish. Find a list of all free webinars by logging on your Member Page.