Members Encouraged to Submit Comments,
Attend Hearings on Proposed Regulation
and List of Invasive Species
New York State Nursery and Landscape Association is a member of the Invasive Species Advisory Council and worked with them to provide input and make recommendations to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation regarding legislation and plants to be included in the proposed list of species to be banned from sale and ownership in New York State due to their “invasive nature.” This proposed legislation will have a significant impact on our industry and our voice needs to be heard. The proposed list and legislation have been finalized and were published in the State Register on October 23. Both are available for review on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation web site.
NYSNLA's leadership and Advocacy Committee thoroughly reviewed the proposed regulation and list and preparing talking points that members can use to draft their own letters of comment or use as a reference in their comments at one of the four hearings scheduled across the state.
2014 Environmental Beautification
Awards Entries Now Being Accepted
The NYSNLA Landscape Beautification Awards Program program acknowledges excellence in landscape design and construction, inspire creativity, recognize quality, educate our membership and the public, and foster goodwill through friendly competition. The program is open to all NYSNLA members in good standing who have completed landscape design/architecture projects.
To learn more about these important awards, visit the Environmental Beautification Awards page.
What our members say ...
I feel very strongly about organizations in this industry. It’s important to share information statewide, such as information about the DEC and labor issues, and bring regions from across the state closer together. NYSNLA allows great people to meet other professionals that are invested in the industry, and to this day, they remain friends. Employment’s great, but if you don’t have friendship when it’s all over, you’ve gained nothing.
Arbor Day Poster Contest
Deadline December 31
Each year the public is invited to submit photography and/or artwork to be considered for the State Arbor Day Poster.