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ELA News – December 2020

Virtual NGICP Class Scheduled in February

Learn Stormwater Solutions – Expand Your Opportunities

This program provides foundational understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure and gives candidates the technical skills necessary to successfully incorporate Green Infrastructure (GI) into projects. LA CES and NOFA CEUs also available.

Find out more and register.

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Spanish Translation Project

Are you proficient in the Spanish language and have some time to spare for ELA? We seek a few people to help translate select articles from ELA’s archive. If you are interested in helping with this ongoing project, contact

Volunteer Positions

Although the Board of Directors oversees ELA’s operation and management, many of the events and activities are assisted by the generous help of volunteers. Over the next few months, we hope to fill three volunteer positions listed below. If one of these opportunities resonates with you, please email us to get more information:

~ Treasurer – Helps the Executive Director maintain monthly financial records (~4 hours/month)

~ Outreach Coordinator – Looks for opportunities to extend the reach of ELA (~4 hours/month)

~ Website Steward – Helps us keep our website refreshed and up-to-date (~4 hours/month)

Call for Speaker Proposals – All Levels

Are you an expert on an ecological topic? Have you compiled photos for a case study of a great project? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise? ELA is seeking speakers on topics that run the gamut of sustainable landscapes. And, we need speakers for all audiences, from the advanced-level green industry professional to the home gardener/plant enthusiast.

If you have an idea for a presentation, send a topic description and your bio to If one of your presentations has been recorded, please share the link.

Virtual Coffee on Hiatus

ELA’s Virtual Volunteer Coffee won’t be meeting in December, but if you have an idea for a program, heard a terrific speaker, or learned about a great resource we want to hear! Drop us a line at: