Newsletter of the CLCA
Central Coast Chapter
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 & 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 norcaltradeshow.org. or call 530-458-3190. To RSVP for the meeting please contact Justin White: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://ecoact.org/greywatercertification/
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: email@example.com
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!
by Justin White, Chapter President, K&D Landscaping Company
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,
CEO, K&D Landscaping Inc.
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.
“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!
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 centralcoastgreywater.org.
When: March 6-29, 2019, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-3:30pm
Where: Santa Clara Valley Water District Administration Building, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
More info and registration https://ecoact.org/greywatercertification/
Sherry Lee Bryan | Program Manager
EcologyAction | EcoAct.org
Phone: (831) 515-1314
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.
Everyone took turns providing a brief introduction and news since the last meeting.
Suppliers’ Night was discussed. Katia, Trish and Chris will make calls to suppliers.
Community Projects were discussed. Michael Johnson talked about the Methodist Church project on 17th.
It was moved and seconded that the 2019 Budget be approved. All voted in favor.
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.
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.