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ELA Names Winners of 2019 Spotlight on Natives Contest

Photographers from across the country submitted nearly 100 images to ELA’s 2019 Spotlight on Natives Photography Contest. Each sought to capture the special allure of native plants – the unique structure of trunks, stems, leaves, blossoms, seeds; the juxtaposition of plants in a community; the interaction of flora and fauna. This year’s entries again encompassed an outstanding array of plants and habitats.

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ELA News – April 2019

Introducing Two New Programs! National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers.

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So Hard To Say Goodbye

by Trevor Smith, ELA President I was so nervous sitting down to my first ELA board meeting.  At the table were a handful of brilliant, talented individuals who were, surprisingly, all on the same page as I was. I was home. 

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Looking Forward with ELA

by Theresa Sprague I attended my first ELA conference shortly after finishing my master’s degree at the Conway school. As a newly minted grad I had a lot of big ideas, but not a lot of confidence in what to do with them. The first sessions I attended at the conference were presented by the…

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Conference Highlights

ELA’s 22nd Conference & Eco-Marketplace celebrated a successful move to UMass Amherst last week. The first floor of the Student Union offered a lively venue with attendees mingling with students and faculty who visited exhibitors or purchased books from the ELA Store. Wednesday’s social hour  before the keynote dinner provided an opportunity for lively engagement among…

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