Cape Cod Landscape Association
Is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of individuals and businesses working in and involved with the Green Industry on Cape Cod and in Southeastern Massachusetts.
CCLA NEWS !!!
Each office is approximately 10’x12′. The offices are located on the second floor in Cotuit.
Rent is $350 per office per month. The general office includes a front reception area, kitchen area with refrigerator, bathroom, with shower, conference room with refrigerator, internet, electric, air conditioning, and heat. read more…
Next month CCLA will be presenting the 2018 scholarship recipients with over $9,000! We’re so proud to be able to continue this tradition year after year and it’s a direct result of our yearly golf tournament – which is the sole fundraiser for the Mike Stacy Memorial Scholarship Fund.Although the tournament is months off, we’ve already started reaching out to our members to sponsor signs, donate raffle or auction prizes, help with the event and more. We’ve listed our sponsors who have already agreed to help and we’d like to thank each and every one of them.
Won’t you consider sponsoring a tee sign at our tournament? We will display your company name on the course for the duration of the event. Cost is only $100 and benefits the Mike Stacy Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The 4th Annual Saluting Branches Day of Service event will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 50 locations across the US.
Important registration information: New this year, all participants will need to individually sign up, even if you are part of a company or organization. When signing up, you will receive a separate email that you can forward on to others you would like to invite.
On Memorial Day we take time to honor the veterans who have given us so much. Saluting Branches is our way of saying thank you.
Saluting Branches 2017 was amazing! The largest one-day volunteer event in the tree industry with over 2,200 volunteers. 467 companies and organizations put in an estimated 17,600 hours in one day at locations across the country. More than $2.2 million dollars in services donated by arborists doing the work they love! We need you to help make Saluting Branches 2018 another successful event! Sign up for your location
On the Hill
Potential Fix to H-2B Floated in House, Quickly Goes Down to Defeat
On Tuesday, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R, VA) introduced an amendment to a compromise bill that sought to resolve many of the immigration issues currently being debated. Included in the bill were provisions that would have required the use of E-Verify for new employees in exchange for permanent exemption from the cap for H-2B workers, something that would have provided great relief to NALP members that rely heavily on temporary guest workers.
NALP’s H2B Advisory Committee was in support of the proposed H2B provisions; however, the H-2B language was removed from the bill late Tuesday evening and, due to other contentious issues revolving around immigration such as DACA and the border wall, the bill ultimately went down to defeat on Wednesday. The good news to take away from this defeat is that Congress continues to hear about the need for permanent H-2B reform. read more…
Below please find a brief update of recent activity at the State House and insight into what it all means from the Green Industry Alliance/BCB Government Relations. Courtesy of Irrigation Association of New England
The Legislature will cease formal sessions for the 2017-2018 term at midnight (or around there) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. After this date, the House and Senate will continue to meet twice each week for informal sessions until the new and re-elected legislators are sworn-in on the first Wednesday of January 2019. During these sessions, only matters deemed non-controversial can advance and any single member may object to any matter, blocking it from moving forward. So, anything that will be debated or that requires a roll call vote must be done prior to midnight on July 31st.
With the deadline looming, the Legislature has kicked into high gear and the House and Senate have passed several matters that are now being negotiated in conference committee, including the FY19 budget, short-term rentals (AirBnB), data breach, red flag/ERPO (gun ownership), veteran benefits, health care cost containment and civics education. The next tier of issues includes another package on opioid abuse prevention and treatment, wage theft, raising the age to purchase tobacco and clean energy. The hundreds of smaller issues still pending can fight to move ahead but not if there is even a moderate amount of disagreement. read more…
Cape Cod Landscape Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of individuals and businesses working in and involved with the Green Industry on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts. Founded over 25 years ago, the CCLA has over 200 members.
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