CLCA/Central Coast

The Seascape

Newsletter of the CLCA
Central Coast Chapter

February 2019


2019 Calendar of Events


Leadership Conference
February 5
, Tuesday

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA. If you haven’t already registered for the please register through this link or contact Justin White: 

Landscape Industry Show
February 6-7
, Wednesday-Thursday

40th Anniversary Landscape Industry Show, “Energetic!” “An education-palooza!” “A day well spent!” That’s how attendees described the 2018 show. Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA. More information go to CLCA website or call Micheyl Barnett at 916-830-2780.

NorCal/Landscape Show/Meeting
February 14
, Thursday

NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show will include a board meeting from11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the trade show venue. Educational seminars and the show run from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo 94403. More information at or call 530-458-3190. To RSVP for the meeting please contact Justin White:

Graywater Installer Certification
March 6-29
, Wednesdays and Fridays

Green Gardener Graywater Installer Certification Course, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-3:30pm. Santa Clara Valley Water District Administration Building, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
More info and registration at

Supplier & New Member Night
March 19
, Tuesday

Please join us for an evening where industry vendors will come together to display their wares, discuss their products and services. Enjoy a free dinner compliments of the Central Coast Chapter. This is our biggest, local trade show format event of the year. Bring a friend who is interested in becoming a member! 

Details: 4:30-8:00pm at the Seascape Golf Club, Clubhouse Drive in Aptos. To RSVP for the meeting please contact Justin White:




January 17, 2019 – New Year’s Meeting and Kick-off

The Central Coast CLCA Chapter kicked off the new year with a gathering at Pour Taproom in Santa Cruz, a favorite venue because of the wide selection of interesting beverages. The partying followed the first chapter meeting of the year led by Justin White our new president. Find in these slide shows a few pictures from that enjoyable night with peers.

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed this event!


President’s Message

by Justin White, Chapter President, K&D Landscaping Company

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Dear CLCA Stakeholders,

It’s all about networking! This past month we had our first event of 2019 at Pour Taproom downtown Santa Cruz. Thank you to everyone who came out, it was a huge success! During the evening I had the pleasure of talking with a fellow contractor and I realized the power that networking can provide. Talent development is something we all have to keep up with due to the labor shortage our industry is dealing with, I came away with some great new ideas. We often think we are alone with these challenges but the truth is we have a great community in the CLCA of fellow contractors who are dealing with similar, or even the exact same, challenges you are going through. For your utilization, there is a “Peer Consulting” page on the CLCA website where you can connect with contractors all over California. Go check it out here: CLCA Peer Group.

We have our 2019 Suppliers Night coming up on March 19th at the Seascape Golf Club in Aptos. This is a great opportunity to learn about new products coming out from our suppliers, and to do some networking! Register online here. If you know of a C-27 contractor that is not already a CLCA member, please invite them to join us as this is a free event for all C-27 contractors. I hope to see many of you there.

To our success,
Justin White
CEO, K&D Landscaping Inc.

2019 Partner’s Program Sign Up

If you’ve already committed to the Partner’s Program that’s great! By signing up you’ll receive added benefits throughout the year, help the chapter underwrite educational events in advance. Join with your peers in making the Central Coast CLCA Chapter the best it can be.

Please visit the Benefits page of our website for details: Go to PayPal online payment links here for your convenience.


Special Announcements


”Partner’s Corner“ feature is now on the website, find it here.

“Partner’s Corner,a popular feature in the Seascape Newsletter, is now on our website under “Partners.” Make sure to go and check out Jeremy Yeaton’s write up. This is where you will find our Partner’s feature until further notice. Enjoy!



BECOME A certified Professional GRAYWATER INSTALLEr!
—by Sherry bryan

Create green, luscious landscapes that are resilient to climate change, drought cycles, and water rate increases!

The Santa Clara Valley Water District and Ecology Action are offering the Green Gardener Greywater Installer Certification Course in March 2019. District sponsorship has lowered the cost of the training to $150 (a $600 value!).  The Greywater Installer Certification Course is designed for landscaping and plumbing industry professionals to gain the skills needed to answer client requests for greywater plumbing and irrigation system installation.  The training offers a comprehensive overview of: 

  • California graywater codes and regulations

  • Plants and products that are graywater compatible

  • Assessing a site for graywater potential and sizing greywater irrigation systems

  • Clothes washer (Laundry-to-Landscape) graywater irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance

  • Graywater collection plumbing for permitted systems

  • Graywater irrigation options for permitted and pumped systems

  • Emerging graywater and water reuse technologies 

Certified Greywater Installer graduates working under a valid California contractors license will be qualified to get business from a new graywater direct installation program for under-served residents in Santa Clara County, to be launched in summer of 2019. Graduates will also be listed for hire at

When: March 6-29, 2019, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-3:30pm
Where: Santa Clara Valley Water District Administration Building, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
Cost: $150

More info and registration

Sherry Lee Bryan | Program Manager 
Phone: (831) 515-1314


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Board Meeting Minutes

Central Coast Chapter CLCA November Board Meeting

By Phil Dundas, Secretary

January 17, 2019, present: Justin White, Craig Stenehjem, Katia Velasquez, Regan Barry, John David, Tish O’Reilly, Phil Dundas, Michael Johnson, Matt Gomez, Chris Elliot

Call to order by Justin White at 5:30 p.m.


  1. Everyone took turns providing a brief introduction and news since the last meeting.

  2. Suppliers’ Night was discussed.  Katia, Trish and Chris will make calls to suppliers.

  3. Community Projects were discussed.  Michael Johnson talked about the Methodist Church project on 17th.

  4. It was moved and seconded that the 2019 Budget be approved. All voted in favor.

  5. It was moved and seconded that Justin White be added as a signer to the bank account for the Central Coast Chapter of the CLCA. All voted in favor.

  6. Michael and Tish will coordinate the education dinners and dates and report back to the board.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.