2022 MALCP Annual Lunch Meeting

Steve Boksanski from BCB Government Relations will present “The Beacon Hill Report.” From recent election results to all that is taking place on Cape Cod, on the Islands and around the state; Steve will join us to inform and answer your questions. Please bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots! Each year we fill 2 large bins with toys! …

Green Careers Event at Essex School

Green Careers Event at Essex School, Fall 2022     Essex (full name) students were again taught the basics of Lawn Care, the benefits of Healthy Turf and what a career in Lawn Care has meant to all of the instructors. Those participating included Joe Szczechowicz, Gerry White, Luke Ford, Bill Dixon, Phyllis Hodge, and Jake Arsenault. Chris Ford helped …

The Benefits of Healthy Turf

The Benefits of Healthy Turf Healthy turf  provides many documented benefits to both people and the environment.  Below is a handout listing many of these benefits.     click here for a printable .pdf file

Highlights 2022 Golf Classic

         The 2022 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic was held at Butter Brook Golf Club on October 6.  It was a perfect day! Rain the night before that brought everything to life, including the Fall colors, followed by warmth and sunshine!  MALCP hosted 144 players, our largest field ever!  Thanks to all of our NESTMA friends, vendors, suppliers; all …

Lawn and Landscape Turf: A Key Resource

Below is an Article which appeared on the UMass Extension Turf Program, Amherst MA web-site: Land and Landscape Turf: A Key Resource Residential and commercial lawns and utility-type turf comprise a significant portion of the the landscape in Massachusetts and beyond. These lawns may be at private residences, at business establishments, in industrial developments, on municipal properties, in parks, on …

Green Careers Event at Essex School

Green Careers Event at Essex School, Fall 2021     Last year, in their, spare time, MALCP members  Joe Szczechowicz, Steve Bukoff, Luke Ford, Jacob Arsenault, Bill Dixon, Austin Marsteller, and Gerry White developed a Green Careers curriculum for Lawn Care which included hands on training sessions for high school students. The first school participating was Essex North Shore Agricultural …

Rhode Island Emissions Bill

Rhode Island bill looks to make all lawn care equipment zero emissions by 2027   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A new bill at the Rhode Island State House is looking to make all lawn care equipment zero emissions by 2027, but it’s receiving pushback from those that use the equipment the most. “This is part of a broad range of …

Highlights 2021 Annual Meeting

MALCP’s Annual Meeting was again held in person at the Wayside Inn. It was great to be together for a delicious meal and informative conversations. Thanks to generous toy contributions, we matched our yearly goal of filling 2 large boxes for Toys for Tots. Steve Boksanski spoke with us about how the pandemic has affected the legislative process. The State …

“Spotted Lanternfly,” First Detection in North American

Penn State Extension Releases, “Spotted Lanternfly” Management Guide The first North American detection of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) was in Pennsylvania in 2014. Although the pest has continued to spread to other states in the Northeast and beyond since then, Pennsylvania remains ground zero for many of the efforts to combat the invader, with Penn State playing a lead role …

Highlights 2021 Golf Classic

         WOW!!  Ideal weather, a large field of happy golfers, both seasoned and ever improving, and great food made for a memorable 2021 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic at Butter Brook Golf Club on October 7.  A dedicated golf committee, generous sponsors and resilient problem solvers overcame worker shortages, health issues and supply concerns to score a great day! …