Bill Speelman, a 36-year employee of The Toro Co., was honored by the American Society of Irrigation Consultants with the presentation of the Roy Williams Award. The award is the society’s highest honor presented in recognition of substantial contributions to the irrigation industry.
The American Society of Landscape Architects provides solutions to urban design problems with its just-published issue of the Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series, which highlights methods to improve the survival of city trees. The publication is available for free to ASLA members at www.asla.org. Non-members may purchase the book for $49.95 by calling 202/216-2362.
The California Landscape Contractors Association granted Bill Locklin, originator of the Nightscaping 12-volt outdoor lighting system, the Meridian Award for substantial beautification of the environment. The Meridian Award is a top honor presented to landscape professionals by the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of the CLCA as part of its 41st annual Beautification Awards.
The Ohio Lawn Care Association is sponsoring an internship program organized to place horticulture and turf management students in member companies, offering them an opportunity to experience lawn care and maintenance first hand. The program’s objective is to create excitement for the industry in schools and provide a source of educated job candidates who can return to the companies where they interned for professional careers.
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