Well, it finally happened... The TWCA outgrew its space at NexGen Turf Research. As part of our efforts to streamline the program and maximize efficiencies TWCA has moved to a new home at 225 3rd Ave SW Albany OR 97321. With this move we've switched servers, phone service, the whole shooting match! So, if you've been trying to contact the TWCA to no avail it is probably because of the massive shift.
While change has affected many things, the website has remained the same as have the email addresses. Something else that hasn't changed is our commitment to our membership. Members make the program possible and member input is crucial to making this the organization you expect it to be. Please feel free to reach out to TWCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at:
NRDC is taking California cities to task over the two year delay in adaptation and a noted drop in compliance. Read the great article here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/ed-osann/nrdc-sues-california-cities-over-lax-landscape-water-require
This great story really goes to show how beneficial lawns can be to the health and longevity of our communities.
Many people have believed, wrongly, that trees are the greatest benefit to communities because of the canopy but it turns out that all green space is good space including (and IMHO especially) turf. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/green-spaces-lower-mortality-1.3150812
Orem • A longtime garden enthusiast says exorbitant water bills may force him to turn against his own beloved grassy yard — if the Orem City Council doesn’t reconsider its water rates.
Part of TWCA’s mandate is to increase exposure for our membership. This can be a lot of things; website, radio media, even national magazines like Consumer Reports. This August it meant being a guest on Garden Time. Check out Program Administrator, Jack Karlin, talking turf and maintenance with Garden Time!