NYSLNLA Advocacy Committee Provides Summary of New Invasive Species Regs
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources published the new Invasive Species Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 575) on September 10, 2014. The regulations will go into effect on March 10, 2015. NYSNLA's Adovacy Committee and officers have been an active voice for the industry during the drafting of these regulations and continue to work on gaining some exceptions for certain plants of significant commercial interest. For a roundup of NYSNLA's recent advocacy activies, a link to the regulations and a link to the Advocacy Committee's summary, visit the Industry Advocacy page.
Arbor Day Poster Art/Photo Contest Open Through December 31
Each year the public is invited to submit photography and/or artwork to be considered for the State Arbor Day Poster. The State Arbor Day Poster is a long time tradition and posters have become collector's items for many. There are more than 100,000 posters printed for distribution to 3,500 schools throughout New York State and distributed at the NYS Fair, as well as many other venues. The winning artist is honored at the annual state Arbor Day celebration at the New York State Capitol, when the NYS Arbor Day Committee presents the NYS Governor with a framed Arbor Day poster. The NYS Arbor Day Committee is accepting entries through December 31, 2014. The 2014 NYS Arbor Day poster, pictured at right, features photography by Faye Martin of Watertown, New York. To see other winning photos from past years and download the entry form, visit our Arbor Day page.
What our members say ...
I thoroughly enjoyed NYSNLA’s Leadership Forum at Cornell University, as well as the tour of the gardens. The value of a one-day lecture that was packed with information and great networking was possible because of this association. I see only bigger and better things as NYSNLA continues to be at the forefront of the Green Industries.
Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state. And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.
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