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Many CLCA chapters are now offering virtual events! See details below, and watch for updates. Want green industry on-line education and training? Check out our on-line directory.
Central Coast Chapter
For information about Central Coast chapter events, please contact Katia Velasquez at or (831) 331-1874.

Channel Islands
For information about Channel Island chapter events, please contact Peter Dufau at
East Bay Chapter
For more information about East Bay chapter events, please contact Laura Leuer at  or (510) 207-4350.

Inland Empire
 For more information about Inland Empire chapter events, please contact Bronwyn Miller at or (949) 466-1222.

Kern County Chapter
For more information about Kern County chapter events, please contact Megan Rios at .
Los Angeles - San Gabriel Valley Chapter  
LA-SGV Chapter Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 6, 4:30 p.m.
You’re invited to join us for a virtual happy hour! Harness the power of your CLCA membership by connecting with both your green industry peers and vendors in a roundtable style discussion. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of your peers or even share advice from your experiences. 
Some conversation topics will include:
∙ managing work during a time of crisis
∙ how to be a better leader
∙ how to manage cashflow
∙ how to shift services offered
∙ and more. 
Preferred Connection: Laptop or Tablet
Attend: Join Hangouts Meet by clicking here .
Note: You need to open link with a Chrome web browser.
To attend by phone, call (402) 509-9454. Enter PIN: 677544346
Direct questions to .

For information about LA/SGV chapter events, please contact Brandy Williams at or email .
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North Coast Chapter
 For more information about North Coast chapter events, please contact Connie Salinas at  or (707) 217-2139.

Orange County Chapter
For more information about Orange County chapter events, please contact Bronwyn Miller at or (949) 466-1222.

Sacramento Valley Chapter  
Sacramento Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 5:30-7 p.m.
We will be having the meeting via Zoom.
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Please email Beth Abalos at for the meeting code.
Sacramento Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 5:30-7 p.m.
We will be having the meeting via Zoom.
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Please email Beth Abalos at for the meeting code.

For more information about chapter events, please contact Beth Abalos at or go to .
San Diego Chapter
Sponsor Soapbox
Thursdays at noon via Zoom
Join us for our Sponsor Soapbox, a quick “check-in” chat and Q&A with sponsor industry suppliers every Thursday at Noon. These check-ins will be about 20-30 minutes and are simplistic, designed to answer your questions. Email Amy at for the Zoom link.

San Diego Chapter General Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
All welcome.

For more information about San Diego chapter events, please contact Amy Conrad at or (619) 733-6538.

San Fernando Valley Chapter    
San Fernando Valley Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 10-11 a.m.
This will be a virtual meeting. All are welcome! If you would like to join, to request the link.

San Fernando Valley Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 10-11 a.m.
This will be a virtual meeting. All are welcome! If you would like to join, to request the link.

For more information about chapter events, please email .

 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
For more information about SFBA chapter events, please contact Vladimir Khrolov at .

San Joaquin Valley Chapter
For information about San Joaquin chapter events, please contact Jeff Kollenkark at .

San Luis Obispo Chapter
For information about SLO chapter events, please contact Matt Hames at .

Yosemite Chapter
For information about Yosemite chapter events, please contact Bob Quensel at
Webinars and Online Training
Many CLCA Associate Members offer free online training videos and webinars. Check out the links below and increase your knowledge and expertise. Check out our on-line directory !
CLCA Member Benefit Webinar: Surviving The Coming Recession
Wednesday May 6, 3-4 p.m.
W hat steps can you take NOW to boost the chance that your company will be in business next year? In this CLCA Member Benefit Webinar, Frank Niccoli is back with more practical advice to keep your business in business, presented through the eyes of an experienced C-27 landscape contractor who has "been there, survived that." Free for CLCA Members
$50 for non-members. Location: Zoom. 
Register here .
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MWELO Essential Elements Workshop Series
In response to COVID-19 restrictions for in-person gatherings, CLCA is now offering a series of FREE, live Zoom workshops addressing MWELO’s essential elements from the comfort of your laptop!

Thanks to a sponsorship by Metropolitan Water District, you can attend these very focused hour and a half live Zoom workshops every week beginning in May. We will dig deeper on specific topics contained in California’s ordinance.

Watch for more details in upcoming emails or contact David Silva for more information.
Alliance Outdoor Lighting
For useful landscape lighting information, visit their training page here .

From soil to crown, Arborjet offers educational opportunities on topics spanning the green industry. Over the next several months, Arborjet will be offering additional remote learning opportunities with webinars ranging from new product sessions to important regional pest and disease updates. View webinars here

DIG Corporation
DIG Corporation, founded in 1981, manufacturers a full line of Drip/Micro Irrigation Products and is the industry leader in Alternative Powered Irrigation controllers. 
Visit their professional videos here. Please contact Mike Merlesena at or (760) 613-8276 to inquire about an upcoming webinar, LEIT Controllers and Battery Operated .

Eagle Spec Sales Group
Eagle Spec Sales Group has posted Weld-On Solvent welding guides on YouTube for small ( English Spanish ) and large ( English Spanish ) diameter pipes.

Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
All classes are posted here for registration. If you or your customers missed the first webinars in the series, they’re available on that webpage too.
Don’t forget to sign up and have your customers join too!
View our Youtube channel here .

Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries’ online training program has been online for more than eight years and has worked with many professional organizations to refine their training to industry standards. Any user can take the training by signing up for a free Hunter account. All courses have to be completed with 80% or above to pass and grades are saved to the user’s profile. Visit their training page here .
Track consists of:
  • Hunter Product Technician: The Technician Program is designed to equip contractors and distributors with basic knowledge of each product line.
  • Hydrawise Specialist: Learn the features and benefits of Hydrawise-enabled wi-fi controllers and the basics of the Hydrawise software. This program shows you how to get started using the Hydrawise software, and controllers, and how to take advantage of the contractor portal.
  • ACC and Two-Wire Specialist: Learn how to install, program and troubleshoot ACC and ACC Two-Wire systems.
  • Irrigation Designer: From fundamental concepts to advanced techniques, this comprehensive program will teach you the critical elements of irrigation design, help you become an effective irrigation designer, and ensure that your next project is a success.
  • Lighting Designer: Learn techniques and best practices for lighting specific spaces in your landscape. This program guides you through the design process and shows you how to get started in creating your lighting portrait.

LMN has outstanding resources to help CLCA members learn the software skills to grow their landscape business and career.
Free one-day workshops have gone virtual, join lmn for the intro to budgeting and estimating workshops to help you adjust your landscape business for the 2020 season.
New, free webinars each week that include tips from landscape industry experts and LMN’s CEO.

Rain Bird
The Rain Bird Knowledge Center has recently been updated with 23 training NEW videos.  
They are short, contain the top three selling features for each product, and star Rain Bird sales employees!
Please feel free to forward a knowledge center link to your customers:

Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements is offering a free 45-minute webinar, Plant Growth Regulators. For scheduling or more information, email Brian Bruce , Western Territory Manager, or call (760) 450-5601. See their other education and training offerings here.

Trex Fencing
Trex is a publicly traded company with over a $4 billion dollar market cap and a high quality brand name the majority of your customers will recognize. Visit their website here to view tutorial videos for both horizontal and vertical Trex Fencing.
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