The Cape Cod Landscape Association is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of individuals and businesses working in and involved with the Green Industry on Cape Cod and in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Upcoming Event

April 11, 2019 - Hyannis Golf Club

Marijuana and the Workplace -
What Every Employer Should Know

Jo McGuire is the founding Chairman of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association.  She has served on the Colorado Governor's Task Force to implement the regulations for recreational marijuana as an advisor on employer's rights.  She has addressed the United Nations on this topic as well as the 1st Latin American Congress on safe and drug-free workplaces.  Jo is a leading subject matter expert with over 10 years of experience advising employers on their workplace policies where legal marijuana is concerned and offers practical solutions that keep safety first.  

Jo will describe trends in contemporary marijuana use and detection, how employee substance abuse impacts the workplace and what employers must do to keep their workplaces safe and drug-free.  We will specifically discuss the workplace drug and alcohol policy with best practices and helpful suggestions for navigating this complicated issue. 

We expect this class will be well attended and seating is limited, so please preregister.

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Deadline is April 25th, 2019

As always, CCLA has scholarships and toolships available for Cape Cod students pursuing a career in the Green Industry, either educationally or in the workplace.  There is also money available for the son or daughter of a CCLA member.  Certain restrictions apply.

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Ernie Drougas is a certified landscape irrigation auditor (CLIA) and regional sales manager for Hunter Industries.  He has twenty years experience in irrigation systems and landscape lighting, with expertise in product knowledge and installation.

Prior experience includes Unique Lighting Systems; Boston Irrigation Supply Company; Shemin Landscape Supply, and P.J. Pappas Inc.

 The Dirty Bird is the only septic vent designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA as a decorative septic vent with odor control. As functional as it is beautiful, The Dirty Bird was developed by inventor Bill Traut, a native of Massachusetts who grew up helping his father install septic systems.

When EPA guidelines changed and began to require septic vents for residential construction years later, Bill saw an opportunity and worked with an engineer to design a fully functional decorative septic vent concealer in the shape of a bird bath. Patented and in production for more than 10 years, Bill has helped homeowners transform that ugly septic vent pipe in the back or front of the yard with The Dirty Bird. Installation can be done by homeowners in about 5 minutes.

Spotted Lanternfly Info

State Agricultural Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly - Discovery of Single Adult Insect Highlights Importance of Vigilant Reporting of this Pest

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced today that a single dead specimen of the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was reported and confirmed at a private residence in Boston. As a result, MDAR is urging the public to check for signs of spotted lanternfly adults in any potted plants that they may have received over the holiday season and to report any potential sightings of this pest on MDAR's online reporting form ( by taking photographs and collecting a specimen if possible. Residents should look for large, gray insects, about one inch long, with black spots and red underwings.

"Early detection plays an important role in the protection of the economic and ecological resources of our state from invasive species," said MDAR Commissioner John Lebeaux. "We ask all residents who have received potted plants this past December to help us protect Massachusetts' environment and agricultural industries by checking for and reporting signs of spotted lanternfly."

The insect appears to have been unintentionally transported this past December in a shipment of poinsettia plants originating from Pennsylvania. Because only one dead adult insect was found, and spotted lanternfly dies off when a hard frost hits, there is currently no evidence that this pest has become established in Massachusetts. However, additional surveys are planned in the area to confirm that no other occurrences of lanternfly are present.

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding insect from Asia that was first found in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. While the main host plant of this pest is tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), spotted lanternfly attacks a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, and has the potential to impact a broad range of agricultural commodities, including apples, peaches, grapes/wine, maple syrup, as well as the ornamental nursery industry.


Carl Mueller accepting the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association annual scholarship recently.  Carl was recognized for both outstanding academic and professional achievements.  Carl works closely with his family operating their business, Paramount Landscaping in Osterville, while simultaneously being a student at Stockbridge School of Agriculture and a fraternity member of ATG.  Carl is a CCLA member and past recipient of the Mike Stacy Memorial Scholarship! Congratulations to Carl!!  

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