Association News


CLCA Water Management Program Qualifies for CEUs

The California Landscape Contractors Association announced that its Water Management Certification Program training has been approved for Continuing Education Units through the Professional Landcare Network. The training will be worth 3 CEUs, and anyone who signed up beginning in January 2009 will be given CEUs. The program, started in 2007, helps landscape contractors meet the need to reduce landscape water usage by learning to work with advanced irrigation technology and a water budget.

The Irrigation Show

The 2009 Irrigation Show is scheduled for December 2-4, 2009, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The event will showcase over 330 exhibiting companies spread out over 200,000 square feet. Attendee numbers are expected to exceed 6,000. Show highlights include the general session and keynote speaker Sandra Postel, new product contest, over 25 education classes and a variety of certification exams. Visit to learn more.

Wagner Elected to TPI Board

Tobey Wagner, president of Sod Solutions in Mount Pleasant, S.C., was elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees of Turfgrass Producers International. A graduate of Auburn University, Wagner founded Sod Solutions in 1993. He has been a member of TPI since 1994 and has served on both the TPI Marketing Group and the TPI Membership Committee.

IECA to Hold Annual Conference & Expo

The International Erosion Control Association will hold its annual conference and expo, Environmental Connection 2010, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, February 16-20, 2010. The event will include full-day courses, field tours, shorter technical sessions, special events and an exhibit hall. For more information or to register, visit