Renewal & Remembrance!

Renewal & Remembrance Committee

Balanced Enviroments

July 29, 2022

Renewal & Remembrance Committee

Landscape professionals volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery, the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial with NALP.

Norm Kleber, one of BEI’s amazing Account Representatives and a Turf Specialist is a part of the NALP Renewal and Remembrance Committee. Norm was part of a large delegation of landscape professionals that have contributed over 50,000 hours of volunteer labor at Arlington National Cemetery, The National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial.

Renewal & Remembrance Committee
Renewal & Remembrance Committee

Norm was specifically part of the Lincoln Memorial Project, a very time sensitive project. Norm was a Bus Captain which got volunteers from the hotel to ANC & the Lincoln Memorial ON-TIME, expedited the breakfast while loading busses, directed traffic on the South Drive so our mulch could get staged for the volunteers safely, helped set up lunch for the volunteers, & delivered them safely back to the hotel.

We are so proud of Norm and this entire amazing crew of volunteers that work so hard to keep up with the beauty of these National Monuments. Enjoy the images and information on this important work.

Renewal & Remembrance Committee
Renewal & Remembrance Committee

500 landscape and lawn care volunteers from 27 states donated their time and expertise to improve the health of these important green spaces at the Renewal and Remembrance event on July 18, 2022.

Over the past 26 years at Arlington National Cemetery, and more recently on the National Mall, NALP members have contributed more than 50,000 hours of volunteer labor, put thousands of pounds of lime and gypsum on the turf, protected more than 100 historic trees with cabling and lightning protection, added landscaping, and improved many irrigation systems.

Renewal & Remembrance Committee
Renewal & Remembrance Committee

This year also marked the return of the Children’s Program, which was paused during the pandemic. Volunteers’ children aged 12 and under participated in activities specifically designed for them at both of the volunteer sites.

At ANC, children watched the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then planted annuals at the Kearny Monument. Meanwhile, at the Lincoln Memorial, children were dubbed junior rangers and were educated about some of the National Mall’s monuments.

Renewal & Remembrance Committee
Renewal & Remembrance Committee

Landscape professionals worked to help preserve the plants around the Lincoln Memorial by creating beds around the existing plants and mulching. Around 130,000 pounds of mulch was applied around boxwoods, American Hollies, Southern Magnolias and yews.

What an incredible day of giving back at The National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery. #NALPrenewal

Read more about this year’s day of giving back.

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