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 !!!
Course Name: HOR 101 001 01 Plant and Soil Science
Dates: 9/4/2018 – 12/18/2018
Course Name: HOR 101 001 63 Plant and Soil Science
Dates: 9/4/2018 – 12/18/2018
Course Name: HOR 101 L 001 01 Plant & Soil Science Lab
Dates: 9/4/2018 – 12/18/2018
Course Name: HOR 101 L 001 63 Plant & Soil Science Lab
Dates: 9/4/2018 – 12/18/2018 read more…
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…
What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.
Who Is Encouraged to Participate?
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.
How to Participate
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy. To get started, select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. You can host an event just for your workers or host a public event to engage your community. Examples of potential activities and tools to help you plan and promote your events are available. After you’ve completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.
Click here to learn more and register https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/
There has been a change to the Massachusetts State Markings Regulation 540 CMR 2:22 that will take effect on September 1, 2018, for all commercial motor vehicles weighing 10,001 lbs. or more and are used in Intrastate commerce. The changes may affect clients that are written on a Massachusetts Auto Policy Class 30 such as plumbers, carpenters, electrician, etc.
The updated regulation affects the type and placement of vehicle markings and will also require any vehicle used in intrastate commerce to have a US DOT number.
Affected vehicles include those that are:
• Engaged in intrastate commerce having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or
• Used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding; or
• Designed to transport more than 15 passengers including the driver, used in intrastate commerce in Massachusetts.
Please feel free to contact us to review what this might mean for your commercial vehicle(s), or visit our recent blog post for more information.
Thank you for trusting Rogers & Gray with your commercial insurance needs.
Falmouth has a Fertilizer Bylaw that PROHIBITS the use of fertilizer on lawns within 100 feet of a protected resource area listed in Falmouth Wetlands, Regulations 10.02 (1) (a-d) including any: bank, freshwater wetland, coastal wetland, beach dune, flat, marsh, swamp, wet meadow, bog, vernal pool, reservoir, creek, estuary, stream, pond, lake, the ocean or land under water bodies. The Town Bylaw bans ANY fertilizing in these areas. The Department of Marine and Environmental Services is charged with enforcing this bylaw, but voluntary citizen cooperation will be the key to its success
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.
CCLA is devoted to providing its members with the most useful information to help them make decisions that directly affect their businesses and save them time and money.