Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals Joins Forces with GreenCare for Troops

Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and MLP member, Bruce Flynn MCLP, featured in The Town Common, December 2010! Read the article.

The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is teaming up with GreenCare for Troops --- a nationwide outreach program that connects local landscape professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. To date, GreenCare has helped more than 2,400 volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for nearly 10,000 military families nationwide.

Lawn and landscape maintenance becomes a definite hardship when a family’s major breadwinner is on active duty away from home. Right now in Massachusetts, there are many military families in need and their requests go unanswered because there are not enough local volunteers to help.

“That’s where the MLP comes in.” said Matt Gramer, MCLP, of NatureWorks Landscape in Walpole, MA and president of MLP. “Our goal this winter is to sign up 100 members to help out GreenCare for Troops. We want to build a stable of volunteers that are ready to go when spring comes around.” he concluded.

Right now, the MLP is looking for industry suppliers to support our GreenCare for Troops initiative in Massachusetts. MLP Supporters help underwrite the cost associated with promoting this important initiative and recognizing the landscape professionals who volunteer their time and donate materials to this inspirational cause.

With a $350 sponsorship investment, industry suppliers will demonstrate a strong level of support for this new initiative and its mission to provide landscape services to military families in local communities throughout Massachusetts.

To download a sponsorship registration form, click here.

Volunteer today to provide GreenCare or SnowCare
Sign up is easy! Just visit www.projectevergreen.com/gcft (or projectevergreen.com/scft for SnowCare) to get started. Once you’ve completed your volunteer registration, you’ll be matched with a local military family requesting help in your area. From Amesbury to Waltham and from Achushnet to Sutton, the projects range from simple clean ups to regular lawn maintenance. You decide which volunteer opportunity best suits your company’s schedule.

GreenCare for Troops spotlighted on Discovery's Channel's "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe - click here to see video.

A big thank you to MLP members who have signed up to date:
Artistic Landscapes LLC- Tony Hurley, MCLP
Bigelow Nurseries, Inc. - Pat Bigelow
Birch Landscape Enterprises, Inc. - William Mrozowski, MCLP
Chestnut Hill Realty Corp. - Tim Dolan, MCLP
Chris Mark and Sons, Inc. - Brian Mark, MCLP
Dave's Landscape Management Company - Dave Rykbost, MCLP
Distinctive Landscaping - Jason Scott, MCLP
The Garden Continuum, Inc - Monique Allen, MCLP
Garden Imprint - Carol Robertson, MCLP
Garrick-Santo Landscape Co. - Rob Santo, MCLP
Greenscape, Inc - Jon Ciffolillo, MCLP
The Groundskeeper, Inc - Beth Tramontozzi
Hoxie Landscape Services - Mark Gambaro
Leahy Landscaping Inc - Bradley Bolduc
Martins Property Management - Mario Martins, MCLP
McKenzie Landscaping - Colin McKenzie
NatureWorks Landscape Services, Inc. - Matt Gramer, MCLP
Nicholas R. Jané Landscapes, Inc. - Nicholas R. Jané, MCLP
Nunans Landscaping- Bruce Flynn, MCLP
Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening - Priscilla Williams
Simora Landscape @ Lawn Services - Phil Sikora
Spring Brothers Landscaping - John Spring MCA, MCLP
Sunshine Landscaping Co. - Stephen Crowe, MCLP
Swazy & Alexander Landscaping LLC - Chris Imlach, MCLP
Town of Wellesley Parks Department- Kent Warren, MCLP
ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance - Bill Butts, MCLP

For more information about the Massachusetts GreenCare for Troops initiative, contact MLP at (508) 653-3373, via e-mail at info@mlp-mclp.org, or on the web at www.mlp-mclp.org.

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The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is the only non-profit professional trade association in Massachusetts specifically created to serve the landscape management industry. Its membership includes landscape management contractors, design/build installation contractors, lawn care professionals and other allied green industry professionals. For more than 30 years, MLP has elevated the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy and networking.

GreenCare for Troops is a Project Evergreen Initiative. Project EverGreen is a national non-profit organization representing green industry service providers, associations, suppliers/distributors, media companies and other organizations. Project EverGreen's mission is to preserve and enhance green space in our communities for today and future generations. Learn more at www.projectevergreen.com.

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