Networking Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 pm

Emerging Professionals Tour of Blue Plains Water Treatment Plant 
Led and Hosted by Bloom


Join LCA as we tour DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility, the largest such facility in the world. Participants will learn about the science and technology powering the plant, as well as the renewable energy and other benefits derived from the process, most notably a high-performing soil amendment called Bloom. Participants will learn about the benefits of biosolids in landscaping, the composition of Bloom and the ways in which it can be used to meet common specifications in landscaping. Join us as we witness the process of making Bloom from start to finish!


The plant is located at 5000 Overlook Ave SW, Washington D.C. 20032.The group will meet at the visitor center at Blue Plains. Parking is available in front of the visitor center and transportation is provided for getting around the plant. The plant is not particularly public transit accessible so driving or taking shared transit is advisable.

Please bring ID and wear sturdy shoes that can get dirty. The tour will start promptly at 3:00 pm and last approximately 60-75 minutes.

This event is free and open to all members.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

Harvest Celebration Networking Event at Level Green Landscaping


4:30 pm – Exhibits and Reception

5:30 pm – Dinner: Crabs and BBQ

6:30 pm – Welcome and Presentation by University of Maryland Professors, Joseph Sullivan, Ph.D., and Mark Carroll, Ph.D.


Please join LCA at our member, and generous host, Level Green Landscaping’s facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for an evening of good food (think Maryland crabs, delicious barbecue, and thirst quenching beverages!) and a presentation about climate change and its effects on turf and plant materials by University of Maryland professors Dr. Joseph Sullivan and Dr. Mark Carroll on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, beginning at 4:30 pm.




    Through October 25   


    October 26 and beyond   






The Level Green Landscaping facility is located at 6408 Dower House Rd. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

Thank You to Our Exhibitors



 Exhibiting Opportunities

LCA Monthly Meetings are a great way to discuss your company’s products and services one on one with potential and current customers. Exhibit and receive these benefits:

  • One complimentary registration.
  • One 6' x 3' table with two chairs.
  • A listing in Groundwork magazine, LCA's bi-monthly publication.
  • A listing on the LCA website in conjunction with the Mini-Workshop, including a link to your website.
  • A listing in the LCA Gram, including a link to your website.

Exhibitor Fees
LCA Members: $250
Nonmembers: $400

For more information, click here or contact Barbara Bienkowski.


LCA is approved for Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on recertification, please visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Recertification Center.


Written cancellations received prior to the early-bird registration deadline of each meeting or mini-workshop are subject to a 15% cancellation charge. Substitutions will be accepted. No refunds will be given after the early-bird registration deadline. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.