LINLA Highlights from 2022
After 90 Years, you would think we had seen it all.
But our industry changes and evolves, and LINLA changes and evolves with it. Here is a brief summary of the events and benefits LINLA provided in 2022.
Twilight Tours, East & West - Two fantastic tours (Bridge Gardens / Planting Fields Arboretum) that informed and inspired 89 industry professionals.
Fishing Trip, Bass and Blues out of Captree - Another fantastic evening on the waters of Long Island: fun, friends, and fishing.
18th Annual Golf Outing - A successful event and enjoyable day on the links for 136 professionals from around the industry.
Professionals of the Year Honoring LIHREC - Our 56th event celebrated the scientists and professionals of the Lab with over 140 attendees from all segments of the Hort and Ag communities.
Grants & Scholarships - The yearly program awarded; 4 Innovation Grants and 4 Academic Scholarships, totaling nearly $19,000. Made possible by successful events and LINLA’s investment accounts.
Facilities Tour, Coby Comes to LI - For the 3rd time, first-year Cobleskill students spent 4 days visiting 13 Horticultural facilities on Long Island. Supported by LINLA Grants.
CNLP Review and Testing - Twenty-two professionals attended training classes and the program graduated 9 New CNLPs.
Day of Service - Member companies donated time, staff, and equipment to help Planting Fields Arboretum prepare an overgrown area for the installation of a new collection of Broadleaf Evergreens.
Honoring Fritz Schaefer - The Schaefer family was joined by industry professionals to honor Fritz’s contributions to the industry and the family’s donation to the Scholarship fund.
EDUCATION & ADVOCACY
Invasive Species - Follow up with NYSDAM on the state of the Invasive Species Regulations as it comes up for review.
Blower Bans - Letters, conversations and guidance regarding the gas-powered equipment regulations in Southampton Town, Southampton Village, Bellport, and East Hills Villages.
Informing Members of the ongoing threat of; Beech Leaf Disease, Spotted Lanternfly, Box Tree Moth and other pests and diseases.
Helping Promote; DEC’s Clean Sweep program, NALP’s H2B seminar, and NYCAMH’s Respirator Fit Test opportunities.
Supporting Hands-on Classes at Landcraft Garden Foundation.
Being an Active Member of our Community - Attending the Long Island Leader's Forum hosted by LIHREC and providing Letters of Support to the Suffolk County Legislature to continue funding vital to Cornell Cooperative Extension programs.