About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formed by a merger of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professionals Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) is the trade association representing nearly 200,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas.  

Our member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, horticulture, and interior plantscaping. Our membership also includes industry suppliers and manufacturers, consultants, students and faculty, and non-profit organizations. 
We are committed to advancing the industry and helping our members achieve success through advocacy and government relations, education, networking, training, and certifications.  

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes CEO’s of industry companies and suppliers who are dedicated to advancing and protecting the industry and helping industry companies grow and prosper.

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Committees and Councils

Our Committees and Councils are made up of members who volunteer their time to help shape association programs and initiatives.

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NALP's Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation Board of Directors includes CEO’s of industry companies and suppliers who focus on supporting the education of future landscape industry professionals.

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NALP Initiatives


Protecting the Industry

We are a powerful force working to protect the industry. Our team works with landscape and lawn care professionals at the local, state and Federal level to build relationships and advocate for positive legislation and regulations. 


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in Industry

The National Association of Landscape Professionals advocates relentlessly on issues that affect your business and the industry.

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Join our Advocacy Contact Team

The success of our advocacy at the State and Local level depends on the outreach of lawn care and landscape company representatives in their own communities

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View Our Advocacy Resources

Our advocacy library gives NALP members access to a variety of resources to help communicate around our priority issues.

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Promoting the Benefits of Healthy Landscapes

Through LoveYourLandscape.org, during National Lawn Care Month, and all year round, we are educating consumers about the benefits of managed landscapes and their positive impact on climate and environmental sustainability.

Growing the Workforce

From educating secondary students about careers in the industry, high school and college skills competitions and career fairs, to thought leadership and tools to help contractors, we are focused on connecting member companies with the workforce of tomorrow.

Building Community

We facilitate and nurture industry relationships because we are stronger together.

Latino Landscape Network

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Veterans in Landscape Network

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Women in Landscape Network

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Young Professionals Network

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Giving Back Through Volunteer Service

Our industry gives back all year round. We honor that volunteer spirit through our national day of service – Renewal and Remembrance – held in Washington D.C. each July. We also partner with other volunteer service organizations.

Get Engaged

We know that you and your team members want to connect with others in the industry, help move the industry forward and give back. Learn how you can get involved in industry initiatives.   

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