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ELA News – May 2021

Share Your Expertise!

As ELA begins scheduling fall and winter virtual conferences, we’re reaching out to our community for speakers. Our members have hundreds of years of combined experience designing, developing, and maintaining all manner of ecological landscapes. If you have an ecological expertise or field experience, consider sharing with the ELA audience. We seek speakers on a great variety of topics, and ELA programs are geared to audiences from general gardener to advanced professional. If you have a topic you’d like to present with ELA, take a minute to let us know by providing a little information. Click here to submit a proposal.

Not a speaker, but maybe you heard a great talk this past year? We’d like to hear about that, too. Just send an email to

Submit Your Native Plant Photos by May 31

ELA’s fourth Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest is in progress. Entries will be accepted until May 31 at 5:00pm. Submit your photos of native plants, both individual specimen and plants in garden settings. First Prize Winners receive a one-year ELA Professional Membership. Photographers receiving Honorable Recognition will earn $50 credit toward ELA merchandise, including books. Winners will be announced in June. Find all the details here.

Special Member Thank You in June

ELA members, check your inbox for the May 10 Member Engagement email from Membership Liaisons Kristen Andres and Julie Snell. In addition to announcing two special June events for members only, they are asking members to share some of their projects. We hope you’ll share your landscape!