July 19, 2018, Washington DC --
This July, Southern Botanical's Alan Richmond joined hundreds of other industry professionals at the National Association of Landscape Professionals Day on the Hill and for the largest service event in the industry – Renewal & Remembrance. The three-day event combines community service with advocacy as members head to Capitol Hill for Legislative Days on the Hill where they work together as a force to advocate for issues that affect all green-industry businesses. Members attend panel sessions to get the latest information on key issues and network with hundreds of lawn care and landscape companies at this important annual event.
Participants then honor America’s veterans by lending their professional skills to care for and beautify one of our nation’s most hallowed places – Arlington National Cemetery. Hundreds of NALP members and family members worked in partnership with the horticulture team at ANC to improve the lawns, shore up historic trees, landscape, and complete irrigation and hardscape projects on the grounds.
Day on the Hill is one of the most exciting and impactful events Southern Botanical participates in annually. Meeting legislators face-to-face to discuss issues critical to our team and the green industry is a tremendous opportunity. We maintain these relationships with our legislators and make sure our voices are heard in Washington. It's a very special honor to be able to put our talents to work each year at Arlington National Cemetery.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the national trade association representing nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, with additional members in Canada and overseas. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations and affiliate members.