MLP Newsline Spring Summer 2017

NEWSLINE Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals SPRING/SUMMER 2017 The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals elevates the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy, and networking . Steve Crowe, MCLP Honored with 2017 Beacon Award 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Cara Christopher, MCLP BrightView Landscapes, LLC Boston, MA VICE PRESIDENT Brian Paige, MCLP Paige Landscape Company, Inc. Wellesley, MA SECRETARY/TREASURER Steve Davis, MCLP Bigelow Nurseries Northborough, MA DIRECTOR Brian Churchill, MCLP, CSP The GroundsKeeper, Inc. Ashland, MA PAST PRESIDENT Jason Scott, MCLP, CSP Distinctive Landscaping Attleboro Falls, MA EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR Mike Davidsohn, MCLP University of Massachusetts Stockbridge Landscape Contracting Program Amherst, MA MANAGEMENT TEAM M. Virginia Wood, CMP Peggy Benjamin Kristen Dreyer Anne Franks Carrie Martin Charissa Sharkey Steve Crowe, MCLP of Sunshine Landscaping Co. is presented with the Beacon Award by his friend and colleague Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, at MLP’s April Dinner Meeting. Stephen L. Crowe, MCLP was awarded the 2017 Beacon Award on April 21, 2017. The Beacon Award was established by MLP in 2001 to rec- ognize leaders in our industry. It is given to an individual whose actions serve as a guide and a challenge to other members. It is the highest honor MLP bestows on a member. Past recipients include Owen Regan, Roger Cook, Matt Gramer, Mike Lueders, Monique Allen, Mike Davidsohn, Dan Foley, Rudy Piante- dosi, and others. More than 120 members, friends, and colleagues gathered at the April meeting to support Steve as he received his award. Congratulations Steve! Steve was surprised by a special guest, Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, who delivered the Beacon Award presentation. Steve and his crew have donated countless hours to help restore and maintain the beautiful lawns at Tower Hill. See page 3 for excerpts from Joann’s speech. PROUD FOUNDING PARTNER OF Smart business. Powerful connections. NewEnglandGROWS.org