Highlights 2020 Golf Classic

The Butter Brook Golf Course was alight with happy golfers, good food, and some terrific golf shots on October 1, a sunny and typical New England fall seasonal day.  The challenging holes of  “8” and “11” experienced neither a hole in one, nor a drive w/in six inches of the pin, but did produce many memorable drives. Due to the …

Mary Owen retiring / June Update!

Mary Owen, is retiring! Most, if not all, Malcp members know Mary Owen, she is the Cooperative Extension Turf Specialist at UMass, Amherst. Her wealth of knowledge on Turf has assisted turf professionals and the public for decades. She served on Malcp’s Board guiding us in various major endeavors throughout our history. Mary’s knowledge of current happenings in turf, her relationships …

REOPENING OF MASSACHUSETTS, from the office of Governor Baker

Hello MALCP:  Most of our members have been working as Essential Services since the first round of COVID-19 designations. Governor Baker issued the following Reopening announcement. There has been some confusion. We felt it was important to keep you informed about the latest round and the resources available. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks Karen _______________________ REOPENING …

Notice from MDAR: Temporary PESTICIDE LICENSE available

“On March 10, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration declared a state of emergency due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Administration has advised that gatherings of 10 or more people be discouraged to prevent and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19. On March 25, 2020 the Department announced that it was cancelling the pesticide exam for 30-days. This situation significantly impacts pest control …

COVID-19 Operational Guidelines, Update from NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has pulled together a broad collection of important COVID-19 resources including: Operational Guidelines Financial Resources Webinars to keep you in touch with other industry professionals during this time Podcasts, and News NALP website: https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/Coronavirus Please take the time to digest and implement the materials provided. Keep up the good and necessary focus on strict social distancing and increased …

UPDATE! Landscaper Services, defined by Governor Baker

For your information, the paragraph below is from the updated Essential Services List regarding LANDSCAPER SERVICES, as defined by Governor Baker: “This is the new official language from the governor’s full guide to Essential Services. It DOES include the word LANDSCAPER, in the broad definition, as well as a decent explanation. Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, builders, contractors, HVAC …

MDAR Pesticide Exams Bulletin

On March 10, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration declared a state of emergency due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Administration has advised that gatherings of 10 or more people be discouraged to prevent and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19. Due to the directive of not holding gatherings of ten people or more the Department cancelled the March 13th, March 17th and …

Highlights of the 2020 WLCC

On January 15, 2020, MALCP held their 2020 Winter Lawn Care Conference (WLCC) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge MA. This was a great opportunity for everyone in the Lawn Care and Green Industries, such as: Lawn Care Professionals, Sports Turf Managers, Golf Course Personnel, Landscapers, and Municipal/Institutional Groundskeepers, to meet and interact.         …

Highlights 2019 Annual Meeting

On December 5, 2019, MALCP held their Annual Lunch Meeting at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury. This meeting featured a “Healthy Soils Listening Session”, led by Jim Newman and Genevieve Lawlor, both are involved with Mass. healthy soils action plan.   Steve Boksanski, our legislative agent from BCB Government Relations, brought us up to date on legislative topics.     …

Highlights 2019 Golf Classic

The Butter Brook Golf Course was alight with happy golfers, good food, and some terrific golf shots on October 3, despite clouds and a bit of a chill.  That challenging “Hole 11” experienced neither a hole in one, nor a drive w/in six inches of the pin, but did produce many memorable drives. More golfers than ever participated this year, …