Since 2011, the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) has been the force to empower the more than 500,000 Hispanic-Americans employed in the landscape industry in the United States and provide them an effective voice in advocating for their interests and those of the broader industry.

And for decades, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and its legacy organizations has been a strong industry advocate, supporting landscape and lawn care companies and helping to defend and grow the industry.

“Supporting Hispanic-Americans professionals is critical to the continued growth of the landscape industry,” said NALP CEO Britt Wood. “We need to bring all the nation’s landscape professionals together to ensure that we are working together to shape the direction of the industry.”

With that in mind, the Board of Directors of NHLA decided that joining forces with NALP was the best way to advance the mission of NHLA. As a result, beginning in April 2020, the NHLA will no longer exist as a separate entity, but will instead become part of NALP.

NALP will welcome the members of NHLA, providing them with significant opportunities for collaboration in policymaking, as well as professional and leadership development opportunities.

“We were delighted that the leadership at NALP embraced our suggestion to join forces so enthusiastically,” said NHLA president Mari Medrano. “We look forward, as we become part of NALP, to expanding our reach, doing more to empower the Hispanic American landscape community, and uniting the entire industry.”